Friday, April 23, 2010

Food Friday: Smoothies



What is good for me isn't always what my heart desires (or in the case of salads, never what my heart desires). So, in order to get my share of greens, I've started putting spinach in my smoothies. I love this because (1) I can't taste the spinach (trust me, I have tried by putting in 2-3 handfuls), (2) I get the raw nutritional value of the spinach (as opposed to steaming or cooking out the nutrients), and (3) it is quick and easy!

You can use any concoction for your smoothie, but here are my ingredients:

(1) 2 cubes of ice
(2) 1 cup of yogurt (berry flavored)
(3) 1 banana
(4) 1-2 cups cup of frozen berries
(5) 2 handfuls of spinach
(6) 1 cup of orange juice

Do you have any health tricks?

18 comments:

  1. It's very interesting and fit recipe. I will try! :) Thanks!

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  2. Wow! That's so cool. I'm definitely going to start doing that. When I heard from my friends the other day about how they hide spinach in their smoothies, I thought they were crazy?! Guess they're not. Great idea!

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  3. What an awesome idea!!!!!! I personally love spinach so I don't need to hide it...but it's still a great way to get nutrition!!! Thanks for the tip! :)

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  4. Yum! Love the addition of spinach here!

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  5. That's such a great idea, Marcie! I'm going to have to try it. Have a great weekend!

    xo
    Valerie

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  6. Oh, Marcie I forgot to mention that Gabe was SO excited to see that HE had a comment! Haha. He loved that you took notice of all his hard commenting work. :)

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  7. Yum!! What a great idea!! I also need to eat more greens!! I'm going to try this next time I make a smoothie!!

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  8. This sounds delicious and I can't wait to try it on my own!!! =) I LOVE smoothies. They are the perfect breakfast or mid day meal when the temps rise (and the perfect cure for the occassional non-healthy hangover).

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  9. Oh wow...I would've never thought to put spinach in a smoothie! I'll have to try it!

    I love your blog! Thanks for the sweet comments, and for visiting mine. :)

    www.chasingbeautyblog.blogspot.com

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  10. Shamefully no!

    This sounds delicious though! xx

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  11. I love this idea, so smart and sneaky! I'm busting out the blender as I type! xx

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  12. wow i never thought of that!! i'll have to try it although i am super picky and pretty sure i'd be able to taste the spinach for sure!

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  13. really?! I had no idea you could do that and not taste it! I make smoothies all the time!
    So glad you stopped by:)
    Anna

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  14. Dear Marcie, great to have found you via the fabulous Tania from Backwards in High Heels.

    I love smoothies and any vegetable is a great addition, you're right you can't taste it.

    Here's my health tip xx

    http://fashionsmostwanted.blogspot.com/2009/10/just-juice.html

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  15. genius, i love it. i'm always trying to get enough vegetables in my diet. and i'm a vegetarian! faaail.

    you might want to try almond milk as a sub for yogurt sometime...it's delicious and only 40 calories a cup! xo

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  16. This is such a great idea!!!


    Nikki
    http://styleandcharm.blogspot.com/

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  17. That sounds delicious! Will try it out....thanks for stopping by my blog - I truly appreciate it! :)

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  18. Awesome idea! I think I am going to try this! Especially for my hubby who doesn't eat veggies. ; )

    www.poolovesboo.blogspot.com

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