All Things Green!
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Most of you know I love love love my green smoothies... there are so many different ways you can "sneak" greens into your diet without eating mounds of salad. And - I swear by this - they will give you great energy and boost your overall mood (at least they do for me!). I started with spinach, and experimented with kale and celery as well, and then I stumbled upon this little gem in the produce section:
Power Greens! It's a mixture of baby spinach, baby bok choy, and baby red and green chard. Spinach in smoothies is pretty mild, and I was worried that this might be a little too "bitey" - but it blends very well - plus you get even more nutrients than from spinach alone. Although this is labeled as 'cooking' spinach - I haven't actually used it for cooking yet- just in my smoothies and salads.
Well today, while browsing one of my favorite recipe sites: tasteologie.notcot.org
(warning: there are plenty of non health-friendly recipes linked on this site too, but I've found some really great healthy ideas) I found a recipe for "Green Monster" Hummus infused with spinach, and I can't believe I didn't think of that yet! www.namelymarly.com/2012
I can't wait to try and make some lovely green hummus!
Also, update on my new "finds": I love the Almond Coconut Milk, I think I'll keep this in my rotation of almond milks (unsweetened vanilla, unsweetened chocolate, So Delicious Almond Plus with added protein...). As for the Trop 50 Red Orange - I think I might just prefer the original ... I couldn't taste that much of a difference, and my husband made a funny face when he tried it, so I don't think he's too thrilled with it either.