Up until recently, I have always had a love hate relationship with leafy greens. I LOVE what they can do for my body (especially when my body is growing a baby), but I HATE to eat them. Not sure if it is the taste or the texture or whatever, but I just have not been able to learn to like them. For some reason I had it in my head that I had to suffer through consuming greens until my taste buds adjusted, then I would miraculously love them. Sadly, the later never happened.
Finally, I began to look for alternate ways to get in my greens. I found that I do not mind them nearly as much if they are a part of a recipe, as opposed to by themselves. I like spinach in my lasagna or pasta bake, and mixed in with my scrambled eggs. But my absolute favorite way to eat greens, is in fact to drink them. I found some awesome green smoothie recipes and tried them out. After some mixing and matching and adding my own ingredients, this is what I came up with:
1 1/3 cup of spinach or kale
1 cup of frozen fruit (I like to use 1/2 a banana and 1/2 cup of berries)
2Tb ground flax
1 cup of milk (can be almond, soy, or cows milk)
1/3 cup of vanilla yogurt
|I just realized that I left the spinach out of the picture.|
Blend well ( I use a Magic Bullet), and enjoy!
They make great afternoon pick-me-ups.
We call them green milkshakes!
Bunny loves them and will drink over half of one by herself (I drink a whole one).
Perhaps over half is a little much for her though...
She looks a little stuffed.
I linked up to Making Monday Marevelous!