Sunday, January 17, 2010

Holy Antioxidants, Batman!

For the past couple of weeks, I've been having green smoothies everyday... on Thursday, I ventured out to the grocery store for some new, nutritious smoothie ingredients.

Yes, that's KALE you see. Also strawberries, blueberries, pomegranate juice (which I tried for the first time), ground flaxseed, and a banana. In the blender they go:
Every now and then I had to shake things around in there so it would all blend... but I persevered... and blend it did:
It was delicious!! The amounts I used were:
  • 1 banana
  • 1/2 cup blueberries
  • 1/2 cup strawberries
  • 1 tablespoon flaxseed
  • 1/4 cup pomegranate juice
  • 1/4 cup orange juice (not pictured)
  • 2-3 kale leaves
I didn't taste the kale AT ALL. Also, I'm not a fan of eating fresh blueberries, but I really enjoyed them in the smoothie. I also didn't taste the flaxseed.

I always feel so smug when I'm drinking my green smoothies! I LOVE the fact that I can get so many healthy things into one delicious beverage.

Do you drink green smoothies? What do you put in them?


potsie weber said...

I put in some mixed berries usually (blueberry, blackberry and raspberry) with spinach and protein powder. sometimes other goodies but i guess that's the baseline. some kind of peanut butter or something can be good but don't do too much! they usually end up looking quite purple. like without the butter i mean.

Katie said...

yeah mine are very rarely green! I've never tried peanut butter... I've also heard of putting oats in them!