Friday, January 21, 2011

The Not-So-Green Green Smoothie, In Photos

I got a lot of funny comments on Facebook the other day when I excitedly posted about how much spinach I could cram into a smoothie that still tasted good.  Or perhaps disbelief is a better word :-)  And so, I give you…the smoothie making process.  This thing packs a whole lot of fiber!

Start with basic cheap blender

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Ingredients: Almond milk, 1 banana, frozen berries, spinach

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Start with as much spinach as you want.  I used 4 cups here.

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Add 1 cup plain almond milk.  (You could probably use regular milk if you wanted but I like almond milk for the lower calories and mild flavor)

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Add 1 banana.

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Add frozen berries (I used 3/4 cup).

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Blend. 

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Keep blending, and mashing things down, until liquified. 

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The end result is a not-green-colored berry-flavor-dominated smoothie that gives you a ton of veggie servings as well!

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Yum!

14 comments:

Kris said...

Mmmm, that looks good. I'll have to give it a try!

Beth said...

Good stuff! :) Whenever I make smoothies I always make sure to put in just enough berries to make sure it comes out a good color that doesn't make me want to vomit. :)

My Life and Running said...

Thanks for posting! Might just have to try almond milk... :)

melissa said...

I'm gonna have to try that. Lots of good stuff in there!

Leana said...

Hmm, I might have to try and jump on the green smoothie bandwagon...

Jennifer said...

I'm also amazed that I can put 2 large carrots into my juicer with an apple and it tastes great. I usually add a small handful of spinach but had no idea I could put in as much as you did! Will definitely need to try this...

SSB said...

Yum. I've been adding carrots to mine too.

Running and living said...

OK< this looks like something I could drink, though I really like spinach - I eat it sauteed with garlic and olive oil, one bag at a time:)

Kelly said...

I love spinach in my smoothies...I've even started adding it to my recovery smoothies after workouts...amazing!!

D said...

That is crazy! I was totally picturing something green! I will have to try that. I've never tried almond milk either, can you get it at regular grocery stores?

Wes said...

you call that new fangled gadget a blender? Hmmmph!

Kristen's Raw said...

Perfect! I love green smoothies and we drink them all the time! :)

Elizabeth A. Rich said...

Here is where I originally learned you can put tons and tons of spinach in smoothies without tasting it...
http://greenmonstermovement.com/

Marci said...

Yum, your smoothie is the same as mine, I add hemp protein powder and chia seeds too! (and sometimes almond butter, sounds gross, tastes good!).