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.
Chow for now