7.01.2013

How to Trick Yourself into Eating More Greens

We've heard all our lives that eating veggies is super important...especially green veggies. I try to vary the way that I eat my veggies so that I don't get bored with them. I'm at a point where I never really feel like eating a salad so I've had to get creative about getting my greens in.

Enter:


Now hear me out...I know a lot of y'all are probably grossed out when it comes to green smoothies. It sounds weird (and let's be honest, gross) to be drinking spinach. BUT this one is sweet! I promise. I don't even taste the spinach.

I've made quite a few versions of green smoothies, but this one is by far my absolute favorite (I blame my sweet tooth). It reminds me of a fruity, Hawaiian drink, hence the name Green Island Smoothie.

Here's what I blended together to make this drink:

- 1 cup of coconut water (I used Zico's natural flavor)
- 2 handfuls of organic baby spinach
- 1 frozen banana (I like to use frozen so that the smoothie is cold)
- 5-7 chunks of honeydew (my favorite fruit at the moment)
- 3-5 chunks of pineapple
- 1 scoop of protein powder (I used a whey vanilla flavor)
- 1 packet of Stevia to sweeten (optional)


If you're iffy about green smoothies, give this one a try! It really is the best one I've tried so far!
Let me know what y'all think :) A little tip: I pour my smoothies in mason jars so that I can take them to work and drink them.

Oh and can we talk about the fact that it's JULY... what the what? Where did that come from?!

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12 comments:

  1. Ohhhhhh this looks way better than the green smoothie I make! I need to try it!

    Carly
    www.lipglossandcrayons.com

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  2. oooh! I totally am going to try this! I love finding new green smoothies to try. Have you tried any of the recipes from simplegreensmoothies.com?

    Jamie
    greyskysaturday.wordpress.com

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  3. I was surprised how much I actually enjoyed my first green smoothie. This one sounds amazing too! :)

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  4. Ohhhh I like the island in the name. Im all about things that sound fancy!!!! Also I need a blender but Reese and I have committed to buying NOTHING for the kitchen until we get married... so I am smoothieless for like a million more years. BOOOOOOOO

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  5. Ohhhh I like the island in the name. Im all about things that sound fancy!!!! Also I need a blender but Reese and I have committed to buying NOTHING for the kitchen until we get married... so I am smoothieless for like a million more years. BOOOOOOOO

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  6. Yum! I am a green smoothie freak and named my blog after one I created. :)
    The Grass Skirt

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  7. This green smoothie looks insane! I'm vying for the Nutri Bullet (http://tinyurl.com/k5ew8gh) at the moment and this might just be the first thing I make with it!!

    Xo
    Dana Ivy
    www.iadorewhatilove.com - Check out my blog!!

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  8. That smoothis seriously looks amazing. I need to try and make one for myself!

    Reviews Until You Drop

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  9. This looks so awesome- perfect for the summer diet or "healthier way of eating"!! You made it look just as tasty as I am sure it is:) -love your blog!

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  10. Haha - I definitely need to trick myself into eating more greens so I might have to give this one a try :)

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  11. I actually enjoy green smoothies. Currently I have been loving Keifer smoothies and carrot juice.

    Emmy
    Sweettartbeauty.com

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  12. I love making smoothies!

    One of my favorite combinations:

    1 cup spinach
    1 cup of whatever berries are in the freezer
    1/2 banana
    1 scoop dark chocolate whey protein powder
    1 cup vanilla almond milk

    I've been using my NutriBullet to make my smoothies and love it! And you can't even taste the spinach, even though my husband claims he can taste it. Cuz he's a baby.

    --Laura

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