Friday, December 31, 2010

it's spinach day...

Today's green was Spinach!

 I buy the big bags of baby spinach at Costco and just put them right into the freezer.  Each individual leaf freezes perfectly giving me fresh spinach whenever I want some!

So far spinach is my favorite smoothie green!  I find that spinach creates a nice smooth, creamy texture in my green smoothie... and has a mild flavor... not that you could hardly tell with all the puckery flavor of the added fruit!

Today's fruit included 1/2 juice of a lemon, a whole orange, a whole apple, a couple frozen pears, some mixed frozen fruit.

And approximately 1 1/2 to 2 cups of frozen baby spinach!

Blended in my Vita Mix with about 2 cups of water... and TOTALLY enjoyed!!!

Thursday, December 30, 2010

today's green is Kale...

Just finished putting together my fruity green smoothie!

I rotate my greens everyday... today is Kale!

Into my Vita Mix blender go:
juice of half a lemon, an apple, an orange, a slice of pineapple, seeds of a pomegranate and a bunch of kale!

Washing up my Kale in my favorite organic cleaner, Shaklee's Basic-H2.  Email me for a sample of Basic-H2! 

apple, pineapple, pomegranate seeds...

juice of 1/2 a lemon, an orange... and a big bunch of Kale

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Sunday morning fruity green smoothie

A Smoothie from the other day...
Good morning blogging friends!

I'm sipping on my delicious fruity green smoothie as I write up this blog entry!!!

I gathered up my prewashed fruit, then reached into my biofresh for some greens!

I always wash up my greens just before putting them into my Vita Mix.  I use just a few drops of this organic cleaner.  This stuff is highly concentrated so a few drops will do it!

Watch my wash up video... here...

Into my Vita Mix this morning I put:
1 green apple, cut into chunks
1 pear, cut into chunks
maybe 1/4 cup of frozen pomegranate seeds
1/2 small banana
3 sprigs of Kale
1 sprig collard green
some red leaf lettuce
other stuff...
scoop of ground flax seed
1 serving of ESP
1 serving of this stuff
a little ice
and about 1 1/2 of water

Yummy!  It tastes fruity, it's green, it tastes delicious....  I love that as I sip on this I'm providing my body with fruit, vegetables, and protein.  What a great start to my day!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

12 pounds down...

Good morning!

I started out a little skeptical about drinking green smoothies... but I have to say that NOW I'm really enjoying them!  I love the taste!  I love knowing that I'm getting more good nutrition into me!!!

I've even lost 12 pounds over the past month!!!  Yeah!!!

This morning's green smoothie:

  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  • whole apple cut up into chunks
  • half banana
  • some pomegranate seeds
  • a few frozen strawberries
  • a frozen pear
  • some frozen spinach
  • 1 sprig of kale
  • 2 sprigs of collard greens
  • couple tablespoons of ground flaxseed
  • 1 serving of Cinch, vanilla flavor
All blended up until smooth in my Vita Mix.

Wow... even got my older son to have some this morning!  Now that my friends... is a HUGE triumph!  This is the son who doesn't like vegetables!

You can't even taste the greens!!!! Honest!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Breakfast smoothie 11/9/10

Into my Vita Mix go...
-juice of 1/2 lemon
-whole apple, cut into pieces
-some frozen pear
-some frozen pomegranate seeds
-about 4 tsp of ground flax (makes smoothie... smooth!)
-3 frozen strawberries
-3 sprigs collard greens
-1 sprig kale
-some frozen strawberry leaves from my garden
-about 1 1/2 or so of water
-1 serving of vanilla protein powder

I blended it all up and enjoyed two full glasses while attending a training webinar this morning!

Now off for a walk...