Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Shrek Juice

Sometimes inspiration comes from the weirdest places. For example, I play a game on my iPhone called Bakery Story. It’s one of those games where you set up a restaurant, or bakery in this case, and make/sell different food/drink. Well, it just so happens that one of the latest recipes added was a green hued Leafy Smoothie. That got me to thinking about all of the green health smoothies that I’d seen people drink on TV and in magazines, and I figured that would be something I needed to try. I could definitely use more veggies in my diet, and who doesn’t like smoothies. The only problem would be finding one that actually tastes good…let the search begin. Over the last few days, I’ve done all types of internet searches looking for a smoothie that sounded nutritiously sound but also tasted good (proven by reviews). I found a bunch of “green” smoothies, but they had way more fruit than veggie in them. Finally, I found one over on Gina's Skinny Recipes that seemed to fit the bill :

Skinny Green Monster Smoothie

Skinny Green Monster Smoothie
Off to the grocery store I went to pick up the ingredients. Making the smoothie couldn’t have been any easier, you basically just throw everything in the blender and let it go (I used fresh banana, Jif peanut butter, and fat free cow’s milk). You wouldn’t think it by looking at the bright green color, but you can’t taste even the teensiest bit of spinach in this. It truly tastes like bananas and peanut butter, yummy! I think I have found my go to morning drink. I actually had one this morning, and it was very filling. I usually have a midmorning snack to tide me over until lunch, but it wasn't needed today. I'm on my way to a healthier me! Do any of you have a green smoothie experience or a tasty recipe to share?

*Be sure to check out Gina's blog, she has tons of great recipes (just click on the link above)*

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