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My first Green Smoothie!! Yum.

Monday, February 06, 2012

After reading another sparkers post about green smoothies I decided to make a small leap. Today I decided to make a smoothie for lunch and noticing that I had fresh spinach in my fridge I decided to give it a whirl.

-- here is the combination that I tried.
* 1 cup whole fresh strawberries
* 1/2 med. banana
* 1/4 c. vanilla coconut milk
* 3 oz. Chobani fat free plain greek yogurt
* 1 c. fresh spinach
* 1/2 T. ground flax seed


blend everything together until smooth (you may add ice and blend after all the other ingredients are pureed or pour the smoothie over ice.)

the nutrition count was amazing:
calories - 192 , fat - 3 g, carbs-32, fiber-6, sodium-64, protein-12, calcium-18,
vitamin c - 159, potassium K-677

Now how great is that for a mere 192 calories?!! WooHoo!!

This actually tasted very good (although I probably used more strawberries and less spinach than I should have -- baby steps)

and true to the blog I couldn't really taste the spinach, but instead tasted the banana and strawberries.

Next time I will be braver and add more spinach - I can always add more berries if need be.

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  • CARPEDIEM1982
    Thanks for the idea! I'm going to try making this tomorrow! :)
    2846 days ago
  • 100LBLIGHTER
    That sounds good....I might give it a try.
    2859 days ago
  • 1NANA4EVER
    You have given my an idea for weekend lunches. I think I will wait until the weather warms up this spring. I don't enjoy cold drinks during winter. Thanks for posting the recipe.
    2861 days ago
  • RFJSJ50
    Brave, courageous and bold!
    I do well with my daily protein smoothier (greek yogurt, skim milk, frozen fruit, protein powder) but I just can't wrap my mind (or my mouth) around a spinach smoothie. Strange because I love spinach!
    Sheila
    2862 days ago
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