Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Smoothies!

I made my very first smoothie today! I've always wanted to try making them at home. But I was always too lazy, lol! I've been looking at different recipes the past few weeks online so I decided I was finally going to try making a smoothie.

I got a bunch of frozen berries from Aldi. (I love Aldi they are so cheap!) Blueberries, Raspberries, Strawberries, Mixed Berries. Also shopped at Walmart for my other ingredients.
(Ignore the rat book & Philippine postcards, hehe.)
Here is what I put in my very first smoothie:

1/2 cup of water.
1/2 cup of Almond Milk. (You could use non fat milk too.)
4 ice cubes.
1 tablespoon of Vanilla Yogurt.
1 tablespoon of Kretschmer's Wheat Germ
1 half of a medium sized Banana.
3 large frozen Strawberries.
Handful of frozen Blueberries.
Handful of fresh Spinach leaves. (Or frozen.)
2-3 packets of sweetener (to your taste).

(You can add or decrease any of these ingredients to your liking.)

Blend everything together in a blender until smooth. I used the frappe setting on our old blender. It turned out AMAZING! You CANNOT taste the spinach at all, so don't be freaked out. I made my brother try it and at first he looked at it and made a face, but when he tasted it he wanted a glass for himself. All you could taste was the banana and the sweetness of the berries. The smoothie turned out blue in color because of the blueberries. The recipe makes a very large glass. It definitely fills you up.

I'm so glad I tried this! I'm gonna be on a smoothie kick for awhile. With not working and not getting out as much I'm going to substitute it for one of my meals (probably lunch). Excited to just try making a plain raspberry or strawberry smoothie also with the same ingredients. This way you get your fruits and veggies, protein, fiber, vitamins, etc. 

Here is a website with other fruit smoothie recipes:

Healthy Fruit & Green Smoothie Recipes!

Here is a great blog with smoothie recipes too:

Coffee & Sunshine


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