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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Smoothies - I drink / chew them alot

This will be a running smoothie journal 
I'll routinely post photos and recipes (rough, except by specific request/comment) and my brief comment on the taste.  So, check back for more veggie porn.

Smoothies have become my favorite way to get many servings of fruits, vegetables, lean protein (whey protein), and healthy fats.  I've been amazed at how much vegetables you can "sneak in" before it doesn't taste like something fun.  Now, I've been drinking smoothies for a few months now, at the same time avoiding sweets, soda (pop), so my taste has evolved not to like "sweet" so much.
1 beet, with greens, 1 apple, 1 stalk celery, 1 handful fresh parsley, 1 handful walnuts, approx 4 oz plain kefir, approx 4 oz cranberry juice, 4-6 baby carrots, 10 count squeeze of honey, whey protein (enough for 20 g protein)
[OK, should have added some berries]

Vegetables that I've found you can sneak in a substantial serving of, without much taste (especially if there's a cup of berries and/or a splash of cranberry juice):  broccoli, spinach, kale, carrots

Vegetables that you can pretty easily taste (not that it's bad, but not always what you want):  sprouts, celery

10/26 (Dinner)
Walnuts (handful), parsley (small handful), kale (2 big leaves), carrots (handful), pineapple (small handful),  tiny slice lemon (with peel), blueberries (handful), kefir - plain (approx 4 oz), cranberry juice (splash), cherry juice (approx 4 oz) , whey protein (enough for 20 g protein)
[This one was delicious]
10/27 (Breakfast)
Pea shoots (small handful), mint leaves, carrots (handful), celery (1 stalk), pineapple (1/2 cup), kefir (4 oz), cranberry  juice (4 oz)
[Delicious, love the mint-leaves]