The green smoothie!

Now and then a person happens upon a little something that is a potential life changer. Sometimes it’s something big- sometimes it’s not. Last week, I happened upon a little something that could be potentially major! What you ask? (Drum roll here…) Well, a bright green smoothie recipe of course!

While spending some quality time on the frightfully addicting Pinterest site, I happened upon the simplest of smoothie recipes. A smoothie that packs in nearly a day’s allotment of the recommended fruit and veggies? Are you kidding me?

I headed to the store and bought the ingredients. Spinach, check. Frozen peaches and berries, check. Bananas, check.

For those of you lost at spinach, don’t fret. I like spinach and even I was hesitant at first- but, determined nonetheless, to whip up this green concoction and head down the road to better health.

I tossed the ingredients in the blender, added some water and voila! A bright green smoothie!

I slowly took a sip and much to my surprise and relief, it tasted A-M-A-Z-I-N-G. Could it be that simple? Blend a few ingredients that pack such a MAJOR health punch? You bet!

And while my body isn’t sure exactly what to think of the sudden daily flood of nutrients, it is adjusting rather nicely. I’m on day eight of the green wonder drink and I feel pretty awesome. Give it a try! Your body (and taste buds) will love it!

Green Smoothie for Weight Loss

    * 1-2 bananas
    * 1/2 cup frozen peaches
    * 1/2 cup frozen mango
    * a couple handfuls of spinach
    * water
    * ice (if desired)

Strawberries and peaches.
Blackberries, strawberries, and peaches.

*My grocery store was out of frozen mangoes so I substituted strawberries and blackberries. The color isn’t Shrek green like the original recipe produces,  but more of a pea soupy green; it gets even brownish with blackberries.  I use two large handfuls of spinach, two bananas,  a cup of each fruit and two cups of water, along with a tablespoon of chia seeds. I get about 25 oz. of the green stuff and sip on it for quite a while.
The original recipe!


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