My first "green" smoothie!!

by spiceaholic on May 13, 2009

I finally did it! I’ve seen these all over blogland and have been intrigued from day 1 but never got around to trying one. Until today.

Why “green” vs green? Well as you can tell from the pictures, it’s more of a mauve smoothie. 🙂 I took baby steps and didn’t go too crazy with the spinach this first time, but I’ll keep adding it as I make more of these.

Raspberry Mango Spinach Smoothie

1/2 cup skim milk
1/2 cup frozen unsweetened raspberries
1/2 cup frozen unsweetened mango chunks
1/2 cup fresh baby spinach
1/2 scoop vanilla whey protein powder

Put ingredients in blender in order listed. Pulse until blended to your liking. Enjoy!!

Verdict? This was great! I did have to add a little Splenda to sweeten it, but I most definitely did not taste the spinach. If anything, I tasted the protein powder, so I might nix that next time, since I’m already getting protein from the milk. The consistency was very thick, almost like a milkshake, so I’ve been eating this with a spoon.

Now I definitely know what I’ve been missing out on! This is a great way to get some dairy, fruit, and veggies knocked out, so expect to see these more often.

What’s your favorite green smoothie concoction?

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Priyanka May 13, 2009 at 8:28 am

Yay on your first green smoothie! My fav conc. is Almond milk+ Spinach + Kale + Flax seed+ Banana + strawberry
Adding Banana naturally sweetens it, so you don’t have to add any sweetener! However when I started making these I added some sweetness too and took baby steps just like you!

Brandi May 13, 2009 at 9:33 am

yay, i’m glad you liked it!

Kelly May 13, 2009 at 9:40 am

So glad you tried it. You really can’t taste the spinach at all. I sweeten mine as well. I also like a banana in it to further mask any veggie flavor.
My usual is almond milk, spinach, banana, an orange, flax and sweetener and ice.

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