Food and Nutrition

Green Smoothies – Ummmmmmm Who Wants One?


Ok, as you may already know, I have been doing a project called, “40 to 40”.  I’m down to my last two weeks of it, however I’m thinking of extending it until my actual 40th birthday on November 27th. Anyhow, I’ve been whipping up green smoothies in the morning for breakfast and they are deeeelish.  I thought I’d just share some of my experiments with you.  I’m telling you, they’ll do your body good. How can they not? They’re full of natural, healthy ingredients that God made for us to enjoy (And God said, “Behold, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is on the face of all the earth, and every tree with seed in its fruit. You shall have them for food).  So give them a try and you’ll reap the benefits.

1.  Kiwi, Banana and Chocolate Smoothy

3/4 cup skim milk, 1/4 cup skim yogurt, 1/2 small banana, 1 kiwi, 1 cup kale, 1 Tbsp cocoa powder, 1 Tbsp whey protein powder, 1/2 Tbsp ground flax seeds, 1/2 tsp cinnamon, 1/4 tsp vanilla, 10 drops liquid stevia.

2. Pineapple, Banana and Coconut Smoothy

1 small banana, 1/2 cup pineapple, 1 cup kale, 1/4 cup skim yogurt, 1/2 cup skim milk, 3 Tbsp coconut milk, 1 Tbsp protein powder, 1 Tbsp oats, 1/2 tsp cinnamon, 10 drops liquid stevia.

3. Apple Pie Smoothy – This one is so seriously good I had to name it ‘Apple Pie’.

1 apple cut up, 1 cup kale, 1/2 cup skim yogurt, 1/2 cup skim milk, 1 Tbsp oats, 1 Tbsp sliced almonds, 1 Tbsp protein powder, 1/2 tsp cinnamon, 1/2 tsp vanilla, 10 drops liquid stevia.

You just throw all the ingredients into the blender and you’re good to go.  I used a magic bullet because of the single cup and all, but any blender will do.

*If you don’t drink milk, you can substitute with some other type of plant-based milk (almond, rice, soya, etc.)  Unfortunately I can’t get almond milk here (north-east Brazil), but I so wish I could.

*I also can’t get a decent greek yogurt here as well that isn’t loaded with sugar or artificial sweeteners.  Ultimately, it would be better to use Greek yogurt for its high protein value.

*Of course, you don’t have to use kale if you don’t like.  You can use spinach, mixed greens, or whatever your heart desires.  Go ahead and be inventive.

Ok, now for some spiritual food:  Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst.

What does this spiritual food mean to you?  Leave a comment and let me know; I’m very interested.  Also, do you have any special smoothies that you enjoy?  I would love to know about them and try them out. Let me know in the comment section here below.  And if you like this, why not hop on over to my Facebook page and press the ‘like’ button.  And if you found this pinteresting, go ahead and pin it. Thank you and BIG smile.