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Experimenting with Smoothies

Thursday, April 25, 2013

While I love fresh fruit, I'm not big on veggies, which makes it a challenge when it comes to making sure I get enough in my daily diet. I can only eat salads for so long before I start getting bored with them. To help ensure I am getting them in, I've decided to add smoothies to my meal plan, having one daily at least 5 days a week.

Today's smoothie was made with 1 cup of baby spinach, half a small banana, six strawberries, ten grapes and a radish. I threw in a couple tablespoons of flax seeds for the omega 3s and to boost the fiber. It was a little thick so I added a splash of water to thin it out and make it easier to drink.

It was pretty good. I couldn't taste the veggies at all, only the fruit. I could probably get away with sneaking in a little more veggies. I'll try that with tomorrow's smoothie. The flax seeds didn't puree completely. The texture wasn't a major issue, but I'll probably try grinding them in the future before adding them.

Self-compliments for the day
1) I've already got in 3 servings of fruits and veggies today and still have meals left.
2) A job that hubby has been trying to get for a while finally set up an interview.
3) Nutrition-wise, I'm doing great today.
4) Hubby didn't forget our anniversary is coming up.
5) My organization efforts in the house are starting to pay off.

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CLAIREMZM 4/25/2013 3:41PM

    I made a kale smoothie once and, like your spinach one today, didn't taste the kale at all, just the fruit. Good choices!

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AUNTB63 4/25/2013 2:22PM

    I love fruit smoothies. My favorite is a pineapple one : 2 oz OJ, 3 oz ginger ale, 1 cup frozen pineapple. Never thought of throwing in spinach, which I love so maybe I will try that.
If you come up with any other veggie added smoothies, please pass on the recipes. Thanx. emoticon (this sort of looks like a smoothie)

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CHOCOHIPPO 4/25/2013 2:10PM

    Sounds like a good plan to sneak in veggies. And congrats on all that you've accomplished today. I wish your husband luck in the interview process.

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RONNIEHUEY 4/25/2013 1:40PM

    Sounds good

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