Saturday, September 21, 2013

My love affair with green smoothies

For almost a year now, I have been making green smoothies. I can't explain how much I just love them!
I found a recipe on pinterest and went shopping. I spent maybe $40 and had enough to snake about 30 smoothies. I cut up the fruit and veggies and put them in individual sandwhich bags and stuck them in the freezer. I also bought a quart of fresh squeezed OJ not from concentrate. At first, I used kale. It did not agree with my blender as I could not get it to puree to smooth. So I tried spinach and it was perfect.
The first things I noticed was how full the smoothies kept me with all the fiber. Also I started to notice my energy levels were spiking (hooray!). Another great thing I noticed was my mild depression and anxiety seemed to lessen as well. There truley are so many great things about these smoothies, and they are totally customizable!
Here is what a typical smoothie looks like for me:
2cups raw spinach
A few tablespoons Greek yogurt
1 banana
Handful of raspberries or strawberries
About 3/4 cup OJ
Half a peach or apple
Sometimes avocado
Baby carrots and cucumbers.
The fruit totally covers up the taste of the veggies. I make these at work and share with my co workers and its a big hit.
My routine is to buy in bulk, make about 30 sandwhich bags full and freeze. In the morning I just put everything in the blender and its time to go!

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