Saturday, October 13, 2012
I've been making protein shakes and fruit smoothies for awhile. I tried my first green smoothie yesterday. Another Sparker was excited about it. She said she has more energy and feels great. The fruity sweetness of the smoothie has decreased her desire for sweets.
I don't want something that tastes like veggies. How does V8 add veggies to their fruit drinks and it still tastes fruity? I only added a little spinach. It turned it green. It smelled like spinach. The taste wasn't bad, though I could taste the spinach. The taste would have been horrible if it wasn't slushy cold.
I should have started with carrots. They are frequently added to the commercial veggie-fruit drinks.
I am not ready to give up on the green smoothies yet. Researching on the internet, I am still intrigued and pulled in by the enthusiasm of the posters, spouting all the benefits of green smoothies. Who doesn't want to improve their health and feel better? I can see how this could be addicting. It's a feel-good rush doing something so easy and healthy for myself.
I would also like to try some juicer recipes. My family used to make carrot juice. I wasn't fond of the flavor but it may be better if I juice fruit with the carrot. Any ideas you can share about juicing?
Do you have a favorite veggie smoothie recipe? Do you have a favorite site for veggie smoothie recipes or juicer recipes?