Ever since I started this blog (almost 2 years ago!) I've wanted to post about green smoothies. For some reason or another this post just never came to be. How I have never shared my love for something like this is beyond me, but this week I decided that needed to change! Allow me to pass on the stealthy trick that is a green smoothie.
Basically, it's a super simple way to incorporate more leafy greens into your diet. I actually love them, especially spinach, but I could always be eating more. How about you?
The first time I saw a list of ideas on the Vita-mix website I was curious. Mostly because I couldn't imagine a smoothie, which is typically a breakfast item, tasting at all decent with vegetables in the mix. But I was so wrong! Amazingly enough, their flavor is masked by the sweetness of the added fruit and actually gives it a cool, refreshing aftertaste.
Believe me on this one. I have turned many people to the green side with recipes such as this:
Going Green Smoothie
recipe adapted from Vita-mix
|1/2 cup (78 g) pineapple|
|2 cups (60 g) fresh spinach|
|1/2 ripe banana, peeled|
small sliver lemon and lime
|1/2 cup (120 ml) water|
|1 cup (240 ml) ice cubes|
Next time you whip up a smoothie, throw in a large handful of one of the following:
and start reaping the benefits of more greens in your diet!