Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Green Smoothie Craze

Several of my friends and some of the blogs I pop in on are talking about green smoothies. My friends say they are great for breakfast. I suggested to one friend that she add a scoop of protein powder to her smoothie so it would be high in protein as well as iron and other greeny vitamins (the B's if I remember correctly). Finally today after the many rave reviews (looks ugly but tastes delicious if you don't look). I made one for myself.

1/2 scoop vanilla whey protein, 2 tsp sugar, 1 cup Orange Juice, 1/2 cup milk, 1 cup frozen peaches. I split this in half with grace (it made 4 cups). I left my two cup portion in the blender and chopped 1/2 c raw spinach finely and threw it into the blender. I mixed it a lot and added a bit more Orange Juice to make it thinner and really mush up the spinach strips.

It was yummy and a nice shade of lime green :)...No iron taste in my mouth at all!!! I will try more spinach to the mix tomorrow. I would have put in a whole scoop of protein powder but Grace insisted on less for her portion. Notice I said my portion was two cups---yup I get to drink more of this as it slips right through my band. I don't really think this is a good thing but for some reason my hands have yet been capable of making less. My tummy is now full from the bottom up.

Here is another weighing 190 picture for you. My floppy stomach is bugging me big time. It doesn't bother me in the mirror but when I see myself in pictures bleck (why are pictures so evil!!)

Side note: There has been a whole lot of Making stuff in our house lately. I am building a new blog about it to replace my New Years Resolution blog. This one will include all the stuff we make in the house. I am putting up some pictures today but I am not fully confident I will be able to juggle two blogs at once.

Happy Wednesday.

1 comment:

THE DASH! said...

We are always so much more self-critical than others - and I think you look great - tall and slim! That green drink does look evil. Hope it tastes better than it looks.