Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Green Smoothie 2

As mentioned in the last post I'm on a mission to get more fruit & veg into our lives via green smoothies for breakfast! YAY!
In the interest of, well, keeping it interesting, I switched it up a little this week! (ok, I know it looks the same as the last one...but promise there's new stuff!!)
Here's what's in this weeks smoothies:

1 banana, chopped
1 handful frozen chopped mango
1 cup chopped pineapple (this time I used frozen pineapple from Trader Joes so there was nothing canned involved- like that much better!)
1 handful blueberries
1 handful chopped kale (center stem/spine removed)
1 handful chopped baby spinach
1 cup non-fat greek yogurt, plain
1 cup cold, filtered water

Also, to save even more time I made ziploc baggies with the chopped banana and other fruits- then all I had to do was add the greens, water & yogurt- blend & serve!
(I layer in this order, not sure if it makes a difference or not...- frozen fruit, broken up, yogurt, greens, water- lid- blend)

Not only did this save time but the smoothies were frostier and we both liked the taste/texture even more :D
We're gonna stick with this recipe for the whole week, next week I'll be adding zucchini & switchin it up again- stay tuned...

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Going Green for 2012

I've always cared about the environment, I like playing outside!! This post, however is about making smoothies...GREEN ones...
As mentioned in my last post, I am loving all the interesting, amazing stuff you can find on PINTEREST. In 2012 I'm going to be getting lots "pinned" and updating you guys on what I find that I actually make & love!
I'll do my best to keep it interesting & add my own recipes too, as I have in the past (can you believe this blog will be FIVE years old this year?!? I can't)
So I figure, what's the use of all my pretty pinboards if I'm not actually MAKING the stuff?? This seemed like a good place to start;
A smoothie.
With spinach! Easy enough to make in less than 15 minutes (a must with a very energetic 4mo old over here) and its goooood for ya! Nice.
My dear friend Naomi always rocked the green smoothies so I knew it be good tasting too.

Via pinterest here's the recipe:
2 bananas, peeled & cut into pieces
1c. Pineapple*
1c. Nonfat plain Greek yogurt
1c. Filtered water
2 big handfuls of baby leaf spinach
Blend & serve- makes TWO 8oz smoothies

I like this because I can make them the night before each blender full makes breakfast for me and for Nate that's just waiting for us in te frige the next morning!

The second week I made em I added a handful of blueberries!
Got a new recipe to try for next week, with a super easy time saving tip that make it possible to whip these up in less than FIVE minutes! Stay tuned & follow my findings on pinterest