Wednesday, February 29, 2012
The green smoothie eeerbody is talking about.
Freeland and I have been trying to eat healthier this year. After having 2 kiddos back to back I have a little bit more soft spots than Id like to admit. Freeland also wants to loose a little weight too. So we've been making shakes in the morning.
Enter The Green Smoothie eeeerbody is talking about.
Enter our new morning routine.
After posting pictures on Instagram hundreds of people have been asking me for the recipe. Or about 5 people. But because of that I thought I would share how we make our smoothie.
(this is also to convince my father .. who has probably had a smoothie every morning for the last 20 years.. that spinach in a smoothie is good)
The recipe is from Iowa Girl Eats
I cant take credit. But she calls it her Top Secret Diet Weapon so its worth trying .. right?!
Id call it just a Green Smoothie. Ive heard other people call it a Skinny Green Monster Smoothie. After tasting it Id call it a Banana Peanut Butter SHAKE. Im sure whichever you prefer is fine. Here we go:
1 frozen sliced banana
1 Tablespoon peanut butter (we use creamy pb)
1/2 cup Vanilla Greek Yogurt (we use Chobani)
1 Cup Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk (we use almond breeze)
2 scoops Vanilla Protein Powder (I added this to her recipe but its optional)
Fill the rest of the blender with baby spinach (about 4 cups per Iowa Girl Eats)
*NOTE: RIVER LOVES THIS SMOOTHIE! Your kids will too!!
Feel like you're drinking dessert for breakfast! Check!
Then watch your son play with straws & proceed to dump the entire drawer out:
and then watch your wonderful husband do dishes:
We literally hide this drink from River because he wants to drink the entire thing.
Some people asked how much it makes .. it makes 1 smoothie. BUT its LARGE (about 3/4ths a Rudy's cup if that helps those of you in Texas! ;) Freeland & I normally split it!
Also, we have done the smoothie with just plain greek yogurt to cut some calories/carbs. Its a minimal difference but we do it. The smoothie is a lot better with vanilla greek yogurt though. So Id try it that way first. But it works with plain and Freeland just adds a sweet n low instead. After I looked at all the nutrition info I was surprised to see how healthy the shake seriously is.
And this morning I made an extra one and put it in a bag to freeze it ahead of time .. then thaw it in the fridge overnight & have it ready tomorrow. (another trick I saw on pinterest) I'll keep you posted on whether or not that works!
PS: I kinda feel like a dork posting this. Sorry its not my normal post. But I wanted to share it.