Wednesday, February 22, 2012

My Favorite Things {Smoothies}

I posted a while back about my favorite things.  I have since found a new favorite.  Let me preface this by saying that I am not a fruit person.  I have NEVER liked smoothies, nor the thought of them. 

Last week, my Uncle Ron brought in his swanky Vita-Mix to make some sorbet.  He told me how healthy it was, and since  I was extremely hungry, I tried it.  I. LOVED. IT!  So, I wanted to share it with you.

I don’t have a swanky blender.  In fact, I don’t even own a blender.  But I do have this:

smoothie makerIt’s a cheap-o from Wal-Mart and makes single serving shakes or smoothies.

I add approximately 1 1/2 cups of frozen fruit.  I use this:

fruitIt’s $9.78, and it’s HUGE at Sams Club.

Then I add 1 1/2 scoops of vanilla protein powder.

proteinThen I add a squirt of Agave Sweetener.

Baking Supplies Agave SweetenerThis stuff is all natural.  Your body can break it down very easily.  Most grocery stores sell it.  I even found it at good ol’ Hitchcocks.

I top it off with a little bit of milk.  You can add more milk if you like a thinner consistency.  I like to eat mine with a spoon.  Then I blend it up.  It is AMAZING!

I have been substituting this for breakfast every morning.  If I have eaten badly for lunch, I will use it for dinner as well.  In one week, I am down 4 pounds.  Now, I have also only been drinking water, so I know that helps.

If you have any other smoothie recipes, please share.  I hope you enjoy!!!


Lee said...

Last week someone introduced me to a green monster smoothie. Tbsp of peanut butter, one frozen banana, yogurt, milk, and as much spinach as you can fit in on top of it. It's a lot of protein, and all the good spinach stuff too :).

SamsClub said...

Thank you for sharing your smoothie recipe. I thought you might be interested in checking out or Simply Delicious Meals page,, where you can find more simple and delicious recipes for smoothies. Let us know if you try any and thanks for shopping at Sam’s Club!
– Carrie from Sam’s Club

From the Bumpy Road said...

I love the green monster too! Amazingly you can't even taste the spinach, but you get all the nutrients. Thanks for sharing this recipe!

Ashley said...

I have been drinking Green Smoothies for a couple of weeks now. It's a little different than the green monster. You use a handful or two of spinach or any green lettuce (spinach is the most mild tasting), whatever fruit you want, a banana, spoonful or 2 of yogurt, about 1 1/2 cups of water or orange juice and whatever else you want to add. Can't taste the greens and makes it healthier.