Your Smoothie (Powder) Suggestions Please! ;-)
I’ve been TRYING to find a protein/greens powder product to add to smoothies that:
-Provides a good amount and variety of essential vitamins and minerals.
-Good quality protein too, if possible.
-Is organic (or mainly organic).
-Tastes great, but I’d settle for palatable!
Do you have any suggestions for a brand to try?
I really am stumped on this one.
The ones I’ve tried or have looked at so far are either: lacking in vitamins/minerals/protein, taste absolutely gross unless masked by a bunch of other add-on ingredients or have a lot of strange, non-organic ingredients that I don’t want to consume.
Thanks if you can help.
Happy Blending! 😉
Another Green Wonder: Parsley!
After recently finding out about the many health benefits of adding cilantro to smoothies, which I posted about here, I decided to check out another commonly-used herb: parsley.
Turns out, parsley is another nutrient-packed herb, that shouldn’t be considered just as a garnish or to “pretty-up” a bowl of soup. 😉
You can read one of many online articles about the health benefits of parsley at Chatelaine.com. This article also includes a smoothie recipe that’s suppose to be great for reducing bloating and water retention.
I’m going to give parsley a whirl in a smoothie soon.
Let me know if you try it too! Or if you have already. 😉
PHOTO COURTESY OF FLICKR
What’s Your Favorite Smoothie?
Have been on a bit of a smoothie “kick”recently, having a different one every day for breakfast, for several days now.
It’s been another opportunity to test my new Hamilton Beach 2 Speed Hand Blender/Chopper (click to read my full review of this product) blending a variety of fruits and veggies. It did not disappoint! 😉
Even adding chunks of carrot, large pieces of spinach…it all came out smooth, creamy and ready to drink and not having to scoop out little tiny chunks of unprocessed “hard stuff” LOL.
I feel light and energized when I mix up a healthy smoothie in the morning.
One of my fav combos so far is quite simple but delish:
-large handful of organic baby spinach
– scoop of unsweetened organic yogurt
– 1/2 of an organic red apple
-2 drops of liquid stevia
-unsweetened almond milk.
Yummm….and what a gorgeous green this drink is too!
What’s the ingredients in your fav smoothie?
Do you drink smoothies in place of a meal on a regular basis?
Happy Blending! 🙂