Sunday, January 31, 2010
Undercover Green Smoothie
I'm always on the lookout for yummy, healthy drinks I can introduce to the kids in hopes that they'll eventually enjoy drinking a green smoothie. I met the Green Smoothie Girl in person and tried one of her sample drinks and was pretty much sold on the whole idea. She has revamped her family's nutrition with these drinks. I already owned a Vita-Mix blender and was ready to go to town. The amount of available nutrition in one of these smoothies is incredible. The greens load you up on calcium and the lemon rind provides lots of phytonutrients. The sweetener, agave nectar, has a low glycemic rate, meaning it wont spike your blood sugar and there are recipes to please everyone in your family. They won't even know they're drinking spinach, kale or dandelion greens. I haven't made it passed the spinach and lettuce greens with my family, yet. I was also informed by my 16-year-old that if it were served in a colored glass to hide the green liquid color sedated by fruits I might actually get the 6 and 8 year old's to drink it!