Thursday, June 21, 2012

GREEN can be DELICIOUS

It is official. . . I am obsessed with chocolate green smoothies.  A picture from the Eating Like a Bird blog inspired me to create my own antioxidant concoction.  This recipe is absolutely DIVINE.  I'm very proud of it and want to share such delicious nutrition with everyone!

1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
1 scoop chocolate protein powder
1 T raw cocoa powder or carob powder (I've been using carob with yummy success)
1/2 cup pineapple
1/2 cup cherries
2-3 cups spinach




Approximately six months ago, I started drinking spinach, kale, romaine, you name it . . .  My inspiration came after viewing an insightful documentary. (See previous post What I Should Eat).  Ever since, experimenting with various blends has evolved into a little hobby. Some recipes have been merely palatable while others (specifically the one listed above) rock my morning.  If you're hesitant to give green smoothies a try I am making you a promise:  you can't taste the spinach at all!

I use a wide variety of protein powders to accommodate all of my yummy alternative protein recipes:
Tera's Whey (I wrote an entire review on this brand in my post Busy Army Wife)
Jay Robb
NOW (I purchased mine on Amazon; it is not organic but uses no artificial sweeteners; the taste is very mild and blends nicely.)

Give it a try and let me know what you think!



10 comments:

  1. Chocolate and all that other stuff, who knew (well, now everyone knows thatnks to you, smile). I had cinnamon with baked pineapple once, I can still taste it!

    Visiting from "Hop Along Friday" (http://www.homeofohm.com/2012/06/hop-along-friday-come-link-up-0622.html).

    I follow you via GFC (JourneysofTheZoo) and twitter (@travelsofthezoo).

    Regards, Sarah
    Zookeeper at Journeysof TheZoo
    journeysofthezoo at hotmail dot com

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  2. That sounds delicious! Must try it soon! Have a great weekend x

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  3. Thanks for sharing this recipe, I love smoothies. Smiles, Paula

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  4. Hi! I enjoyed reading your blog! Following from Fun Friday Blog Hop! Would appreciate the follow back! Have a great weekend!
    -Kat

    http://mom-uncensored.blogspot.com

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  5. Wow that sounds surprisingly good. It's always good to find healthy smoothies that are still delicious!

    Visiting from "Organized Chaos: Life of a Mom". Would really love if you followed back!

    http://birthofamom.blogspot.com

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  6. New link followers from Local Sugar Hawai blog hop. Great to find you :)

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    1. So happy to have you! I have to check out "The Hill Hangout" :)

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  7. This sounds great,I need some of this to help with my running.new follower from the hop would be great if you could follow back? :)

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  8. Those sound yummy! I wouldn't mind making your shake.

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    1. If you give it a try let me know what you think, Veronica! I love suggestions to improve the taste!

      Krista

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