Thursday, January 16, 2014

Looks like pea soup….

Okay, I told you I’d make up a green smoothie. I looked all over the internet for recipes and there are thousands of them. So I just took this sheet

Create your own yummy green smoothie with this awesome chart that breaks it all down.    — and made up something from it, sorta.

Here’s my ingredients except didn’t need the unsweetened raspberry jam.


First the spinach.. 1cup 100_1355 than the almond milk...1 cup 100_1356 

and blend them up. 100_1357. My blender isn’t new by any means so wasn’t sure it could handle chopping up the carrots and apples and ice so used my handi dandi little chopper.  100_1358 100_1360 100_1361 100_1363 100_1366 100_1367.  I put all of this plus 3/4 cup banana100_1364 in the blender and let it go and go and go100_1365.  And out came this stuff that looks like pea soup. Now the big thing for me is the smell, if it smells off, bad, gross I won’t even try it. I can’t help that, it’s from driving truck for so many year and smelling my food to make sure it was editable.


It sorta tastes like it looks. Foamy, bubbly stuff. It doesn’t taste bad, it doesn’t taste wonderful but it’s palatable. It’s a bit gritty and sticks to the sides of the glass and it’s not cold enough. But I will keep trying because this experiment wasn’t horrible. I need to freeze my fruit, that would really help the coldness and I did read that many places. Maybe carrots aren’t the best veggie to add but I love carrots so maybe will chop them up finer and see. The banana over powers the apple but not by to much so maybe next time use different fruits if I have them. I always have apples and banana’s and in the freezer are lots of raspberries from last fall. Maybe grapes or oranges. I want this to be good for me, filling and taste good so will keep trying. This smoothie adds up to 248 calories for 20 oz. It has 52 carbs, 23 grams sugar and 11 grams of fiber. So a bit high in carbs and sugar but if it’s filling and can take the place of a meal then it will be just fine. 

So my very first ever green smoothie. You want to make up one and share?

Blessings my friends.

1 comment:

  1. Dr. has advised me to start making green smoothies and juicing; helps to pack in nutrients when you just don't feel like eating solid foods.