I did my first green smoothie challenge in March and I’m so glad I did – who would’ve thought spinach could be hidden in plain sight and taste so good?
Katherine, the Real Food Runner, is hosting the challenge again. I started a couple days late because I didn’t feel like going to the store on New Year’s Day, then yesterday was my late day at the Y so I still didn’t make it to a grocery store. Finally, though, I was able to go today. We’ll see if I can squeeze an extra smoothie into each weekend day, or if I end up with only five smoothies in my system.
We had a company lunch meeting today and ordered pizza from Capital Creations. I’m making sure to give the restaurant a shout-out here because it was some really good pizza so I’m recommending you try it if you’re in the area. Anyway, I ate two slices and figured a smoothie for dinner was just what I needed. I whipped up my old favorite: a small banana, some strawberries, half a cup of plain 2% Greek yogurt, about a cup of spinach, half a scoop of vanilla protein powder, then ice as needed to thicken it to smoothie consistency.
I’m looking forward to having a chocolate green smoothie this weekend and wait ‘til you see that one. It’s not exactly the most appealing-looking drink out there.
Nope, it doesn’t look half as delicious as this.
If you were intrigued by the last challenge and were leaning even a little toward drinking your greens, I urge you to give it a try. I promise, with the right combination of fruit, you really can’t taste the spinach. I will admit, though, that the flavored protein powder helps with making this concoction tasty, but it’s not necessary. Use honey or even a little vanilla extract to sweeten the smoothie as needed.
Hope you all have a wonderful weekend! And I promise I’ll be back on Monday with something a little more cupcake-y.