But I've finally tried green smoothies and immediately added them to my daily menu. If you recall, two of the items I wanted to focus on for 2014 involved eating more fruits and vegetables. I didn't wait for January 1st to put this one into action. The day after Christmas I purchased a single serve drink blender and blended up my first smoothie based on Nicole's Ultimate Green Smoothie Formula.
My preferred combination is:
- 8 oz coconut water
- big handful of spinach
- 1 banana
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- some frozen mango (I just throw it in so, no measurements, oops)
I don't add any sweeteners, as the fruit is plenty sweet on its own. Nor do I serve it over ice. I don't like ice, plus it is winter!
With experimenting I've found I don't care for including cinnamon or raspberries (seeds, ugh). The frozen peaches have almost no flavor, so I won't bother with them again.
Last week I was running low on spinach so I decided to try another smoothie variety with milk, a banana, peanut butter, and vanilla extract. I won't make that mistake again. For me, green is the only way to go.
I make one for breakfast every day. It keeps me full for just as long as anything else I've ever eaten for breakfast.
This week I'll be trying strawberries and maybe next week I'll try including avocado.
|Final product - yummmm|