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Singing Smoothie Praises

Thursday, October 06, 2016

Over the weekend, my husband attended a nutritional seminar. He came home excited about a "new" concept: smoothies.

"You've heard of smoothies?" he asked incredulously.

"Well, yes. I mean, a smoothie is just a mix of--"

"No, no. There are special smoothies you can make for, like, building immunity and stuff."

"Okay, yes, I bet there are. But there are literally hundreds of--"

"Where can we buy smoothies?"

Oh, dear. I had my work cut out for me. I set to work researching Sparkpeople for good recipes, wrote down ingredients, invested in a good, organic, non-dairy protein powder, bought coconut milk and fruits/vegetables. We were good to go.

The fun part was giving my husband a lesson in basic blending. "But the spinach isn't blending! Oh...oh, you have to push it down. Got it. But it doesn't look thick! Oh...oh, you can add ice cubes..." He was a hoot!

Yesterday and today, this was my recipe:
1 cup unsweetened coconut milk
1 handful spinach
1/2 cup raspberries
1 banana
1 scoop protein powder
4 ice cubes

Both days, I've been flying at work! I have so much energy, I feel physically great, and I have handled any possible stressors with ease. I may be a convert! :)

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  • STEN2791
    I'm going to try this recipe! Recently, I've been making one with 1 cup almond milk, 1 banana, 1 cup frozen peaches, 1 cup frozen strawberries, 1/2 plain fat-free greek yogurt, and 1 scoop protein (plus ice). If you are shooting for non-dairy, you can ditch the yogurt; it just won't be as thick! Also, here's my Pinterest page of smoothie recipes!
    893 days ago
    I add purchased egg whites for protein sometimes.
    893 days ago
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