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Why I've Fallen in Love...with Green Smoothies!

Friday, January 31, 2014

Oh my! Never thought this would happen to me. A couple of weeks ago, I embarked on a green smoothie journey for the first time. Well, it's true love. For sure!

How/why do I love thee, let me count the ways:

1. They are delish
2. Are very filling and satisfying
3. The more I have of amazing nutrients, the less I want the yucky food choices
4. They are easy peasy and just right for me as I dislike cooking
5. My body craves them instead of sugary treats
6. Of course, they are nutritious (as mentioned in #3)
7. The blender is super-easy to clean (as opposed to juicer)
8. There's so much variety and experimentation that can be done
9. Uses more of the fruit/veggies than the juicer does
10. Makes my body feel instantly wonderful (no kidding about this)

Now, I have a very silly question that I can probably google, but more fun to hear from SP friends. Do I leave the orange skin on? I saw a video and it looked like they did. Just wonderin'.

Wishing all a fun weekend and if you're a Super Bowler, may your team win.
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  • VELVET_01
    Looks like I need to add this to my list of new things to try. Actually I'm shocked I haven't done this yet. I do LOVE my freggies!!
    1539 days ago
  • NANCY-
    I'd have to google it about the orange peel. :) but my inclination would be to peel it, just as I would peel a banana. One great thing I love about green smoothies is the infinite combos that can be made.

    My fav is:
    Coconut almond milk(unsweetened)
    big handful or two of spinach and or baby kale
    plant protein powder
    two splashes cider vinegar
    one splash vanilla
    and a banana.

    Then I sprinkle chia seed on top.

    1541 days ago
  • JLITT62
    Funny, I've been adding green smoothies back in, too. Harder to do here in the winter tho! I would peel the orange. I mean, do you eat the peel when you eat the orange?
    1541 days ago
    I really like green smoothies. Have them every day except in the mid of winter.
    1541 days ago
    i enjoy them in the summer. i just have to up my protein in them if i use them for meals. but they are versatile and loaded with produce.
    1541 days ago
  • KEELIE21
    So glad to hear you've found something healthy to get excited about! Playing with different ingredients is always fun too
    1542 days ago
  • DELIA38961
    I love green smoothies I bought the stuff to make and freeze some and after I got home I realized I had packed my blender up and its in storage until we move
    1542 days ago
    I love green smoothies too! emoticon
    1542 days ago
    I use to lead that team! Ok, take the skin off. That's my vote. And never, ever, EVER blend the seed of an avocado in with your green smoothie. Don't ask me how I know. One of those mistakes in green smoothie history. LOL

    I am very pleased you enjoy these mega nutritional drinks. And, your body loves them too.
    1542 days ago
    I think you leave the skin on for a juicer (which I don't have) but not for a blender.
    One of my goals is to have a green smoothie every day- either for breakfast or lunch or a snack if I'm too low on calories.
    There's a million calories our there.
    Here's my basic recipe (you can sub so many ingredients and I rarely measure):
    1 c of diet cranberry juice (if you don't mind art. sweeteners)
    1/c plain Gr yogurt
    3 T pasteurized egg whites
    1 c froz berries
    1 c baby spinach leaves
    (sometimes I add a chopped apple or some avocado or a cuke or pineapple...)
    LOVE my smoothie!
    I keep all these ingredients on hand at all times.
    about 200 calories and 20 gr of protein
    1542 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/31/2014 5:34:37 PM
    I love my green "sludge" smoothies. Glad you've joined the parade!!
    1542 days ago
    I totally agree about a green veggie juice making you instantly feel better. I also attribute them to helping me get my blood cell counts back to normal ranges so quickly.
    1542 days ago
    I don't have any recopies to share, but will be looking for some on your blog. I had a green smoothie at a friends and I loved it.
    1542 days ago
    Hi Ginger, If you go to Amazon and read the reviews on blenders, you'll see good ones in all price ranges. I invested in a VitaMix about a year ago and love it. Will last the rest of my life.
    1542 days ago
    I want to start making smoothies, but do not even know where to START!!! I need recipes for sure, but first I need a good blender. Any suggestions?
    1542 days ago
    You can leave it on if you have cleaned it first. Sometimes I save the zest for other recipes. It adds more calcium, but it also changes the flavor and texture a bit. I am a smoothie fan too!
    1542 days ago
    I wouldn't leave the orange skin on, but that's just me. You make me want to try making and drinking a green smoothy.
    1542 days ago
    I don't juice. It's against the rules of my diet.
    1542 days ago
    My juicer I leave the peel on everything - I use the pulp for protein muffins - orange , carrot , lemon etc. or in spring for compost - Mmmm - sounds delish ! Hugs K emoticon
    1542 days ago
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