Normally I am a huge fan of all things produce -- I love fruits and vegetables! Now that I'm pregnant, however, apparently I have turned into a vegetable hater, much to my chagrin. Most green veggies make me gag at the moment, and it's been hard getting my daily intake of vegetables.
Enter the green smoothie! I adore smoothies -- not only because they're tasty and super healthy, but because they are an easy way to sneak in veggies. For those of you who are new to green smoothies, what I mean by that is a smoothie that has a green vegetable blended in, like spinach (my top choice), kale, or even a wheat grass supplement like Amazing Grass (the Amazing Grass Kidz Superfood is my favorite from their line). If that sounds absolutely disgusting, don't worry -- as long as you don't overload your smoothie with greens, you won't be able to taste a difference.
This morning, I enjoyed my first successful green smoothie of the summer. It was so delicious! I've been having a little trouble getting my green smoothies to taste good, but today's was a winner. Here's what I threw into my blender:
- 1/4 cup water
- 1/4 skim milk
- 1/2 cup fat free plain yogurt
- 1 cup fresh watermelon
- 1 banana
- 1/2 T ground flaxseed
- 1 handful frozen spinach (about 1 cup)
- stevia (or other sweetener) to taste
- 1-2 cups ice
What's your favorite smoothie recipe?