Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Green Smoothie Pics :)

As requested, here are some pictures of my green smoothie breakfast. Today's smoothie recipe was:

1 banana
1/2 cup frozen pineapple
1/2 cup frozen mango
2 cups (or 2 huge handfuls) fresh spinach
2T flax meal
1 cup aloe juice

The total calories came to 351. This is WAY more than I normally eat for breakfast. When I bought the aloe, I thought I was buying plain aloe, but it was a berry flavored and it has 85 calories per cup. I will NOT buy it again, I don't even like the berry taste! The flax also added some calories, but I'm trying to incorporate it more into my daily meals.

Here's a "before pic"

Here's my "after" pic. Sorry for the yucky glass, I had to drink and drive this morning :) It tastes better if you use a pink straw :)

So, there it is. It's not pretty, but I promise it's yummy. You really don't taste the spinach at all. If you're going to try it (and I hope someone is brave enough) I would recommend using either water or juice instead of aloe if you're not used to that taste. Also, I wouldn't add flax the first time, it makes it a little grainy which is tough if you have texture issues. I've also made it with banana and frozen berries, but I didn't like that quite as much. If I'm going to use it as a replacement for a bigger meal (i.e. lunch or dinner) I use the following:

2 cups spinach

1/2 cup ff yogurt

1T natural peanut butter

1 cup frozen berries

1 cup aloe juice

1T flax

splenda to taste

Anyone brave enough to try this?

Oh yeah, and it's weigh day, and I gained a pound, and let's not talk about it, ok? ;)


  1. Thank you thank you.. Looks rather green .. LOL I will give it a whirl. I have no clue as to what aloe juice would be like.. EEWWW...

  2. Well, I'm not sure I could face that in the morning. I have some kind of super green powder that I've tried to use in the past, which includes seaweed. The color is just a big turnoff. Maybe I should drink in the dark:)