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Old 03-12-2008, 09:36 AM   #1
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Green Smoothies

Having a hard time getting your daily greens in? Try a green smoothie! They are so healthy and easy, just a regular blender will do for most of them. Make sure you blend the fruit & liquid first then add the chopped greens.

Yesterday was:

2 cups baby spinach
1 ripe mango
1/2 cup orange juice
1/4 cup frozen berry of your choice (I used raspberries)

220 calories, 4g protein, 7.2g fiber, 53g carbs, 1.2g fat

Today was tasty too:

1 banana
2 cups kale
1/4- 1/2 cup water
1/3 cup fresh blueberries
1/3 cup frozen raspberries

221 calories, 6.5g protein, 9.5g fiber, 52g carbs, 1.7g fat

You could also add protein powder. I love the high fiber in them!

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Old 03-12-2008, 09:41 AM   #2
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This is such a great idea!!!
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Old 03-12-2008, 09:48 AM   #3
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Yay! Glad you think so GB.

I've got loads more recipes, I'll post them as I blend them!

Please share your greeny recipes!!
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Old 03-13-2008, 09:27 AM   #4
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I usually buy lots of frozen fruit - mango, strawberries, peaches, and raspberries mainly.

Whatever I feel like that day, I always throw two bananas in and one more frozen fruit, then a couple of scoops of low fat low cal chocolate ice cream and fill it with milk. Then I use my Braun hand blender in the cup until smooth.

My favorite is a crapload of raspberries and banana with chocolate. :)
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Old 03-13-2008, 09:43 AM   #5
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But Saphellae, where's the green in that?!?!

Today was spinach, mango, pineapple juice, frozen blueberries and 1/2 banana! Yummyness!!!
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Old 03-13-2008, 11:42 AM   #6
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LOL! True. I have not yet tried a "green" smoothie!

I usually make alot of vegetables with dinner for DH and I.
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Old 03-20-2008, 08:03 AM   #7
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Another spinach smoothie today with raspberries, mango and I added vanilla protein powder. No juice though, made it with water instead. Tasty indeed!
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Old 06-22-2008, 02:43 PM   #8
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Back on my green smoothies for breakkie. Today was baby spinach, ground flax seed, blueberries, banana and a couple strawberries. Very tasty!
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Old 06-22-2008, 02:56 PM   #9
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Uncle Bob Green Smoothie
Wild Turkey 101 Bourbon
Simple Syrup
Mint leaves
Splash of water....










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