In addition to the two families that have joined us with the green smoothie challenge….Jeremy and Morgan both had green smoothies this morning!
Recipe: 1 ripe pear, chopped (unpeeled) 1c frozen blackberries, 3c romaine lettuce, 1c ice, 1c cold water, and a bit of sugar (1.5 T) for the boys who are not as accustomed to the tartness the greens add to the mix!
Morgan’s smoothie yesterday: Recipe: 2 ripe bananas, 1c chocolate soymilk, 1 c ice–Verdict: loved it so much that he yanked the cup out of mommy’s hands and downed between 6-8 oz.
I plan to have mine later in the afternoon since we are on the go again today!
Yesterday I started the 30 day Green Smoothie Challenge from Happy Foody’s Website.
I drank a few green smoothies last year and loved the effects: clearer skin and better nutrition, but want to see what will happen if I can keep it up for an entire month! See my Green Smoothie Challenge page on the menu bar for a full rundown of my challenge.
Yesterday, I made two smoothies. The first was a random collection of stuff that I had in the crisper as I decided to make one before visiting the grocery store for supplies 🙂
Recipe One: 1 apple, 1/2 english cucumber peeled, 1 handful parsley, 1/2 c orange juice, 1/4 c blueberries–all that I had at the moment. I blended this is 1/2 c crushed ice and 1/2 c cold water.
Results: Taste was not my favorite–but I had inadvertently put together a recipe for detox. Morgan was almost late for school …nuff said.
Recipe 2: 1/2 c pineapple (fresh), 1 banana, 1c frozen mixed berries, 2 c baby spinach, cold water and ice (about 1/2 c each.)
Results: taste was WAAAY better, end result on my system was the same. I am definitely convinced that my digestive system has sped up. Good news, woke up on day 2 with 1 lb gone and feeling good.