Monday, September 14, 2009

The Green Smoothie




I drink one of these every day. Yes, it is as disgusting as it looks. BUT yes, it is incredibly good for me. Here's what it has in it on the average day:

2 cups spinach

1/2 of a tomato

1/2 cup carrots

1 scoop protein

1 cup skim milk

1/2 cup apple juice

2 tblspn whole, raw flaxseed

6 large frozen strawberries


I grind it all up to a nasty, smooth greenish (brownish somedays) looking substance in my trusty Vitamix (available at Costco), pour (well, it doesn't really pour, it more sludges out and slops) into my biggest hot pink cup, and then force myself to drink the nasty concoction.


Why do I do it, you ask?


Because I feel that it helps me to be a healthier person. One green smoothie at a time.
(I give you permission to go throw-up now :)

6 comments:

Matt and Joanna said...

Way to go! My mom makes variations and I "like" it when she adds a red pepper. It helps it a little bit!

Eric and Laura said...

lol! I love it Sarah! I've been making "green popsicles" for us lately, because my kids are so into eating popsicles and I wanted to sneak in some healthy stuff. Noah's favorite color is green...so I just added in some green jello. Why not right? Noah has now taken to asking for "Daddy's popsicles" (aka the store bought kind) instead of mommy's. At least you don't make your kids drink it! :D LOL!

Travis and Cristan said...

Good for you...litteraly its reallt good for you-not so much me. I don't even thimk i could smell it, let alone drink it!

I miss you! I am trying to come up later in the week- we will get together:)

Amber Kei said...

Love it...my boys ask for green smoothie, however it's probably only half those things. I usually only choose spinach as the vegetable. Good for you for adding more things. And drinking it!! :)

The Jubbs said...

Mmmm... You're making me hungry :) Or making me lose my appetite. One of the two! Gotta love those green smoothies.

Chris and Amy Darton said...

GAG! Good for you, I dont last but maybe two days on things like that :) Is that how youre so skinny :)