Wednesday, February 24, 2010

The Big Green Hump: Week 7

Fine, I admit it.  I've been an epic failure with the green smoothies this week.  I think the increased exercise I've been doing has been making me crave protein or something, because I've simply had no desire for the greens.  However, I whipped this one up to try out last weekend and it was a total win.  I've promised myself to start back on the green train tomorrow.

I'm featuring baby spinach as our green this week.  When it comes to green smoothies, baby spinach is like my favorite pair of jeans.  Comfortable.  Reliable.  Versatile.  I always come back to it. 

The benefits of greens have been mentioned over and over on this blog, but I would like to remind you that spinach is a rock star.  It has loads of vitamin C, iron, folic acid and fiber.  And the best part is the taste.  You can add a huge amount of baby spinach to your smoothie and not even notice it's there.  Brilliant.

So here it is.  Have one for me.  Get your blend on.

"Big Green Melons"

3 cups baby spinach

2 cup ripe cantaloupe slices
1 cup strawberries, frozen
1 cup raspberries, frozen
2 cups water (or green tea!)
1 tbsp agave nectar

Blend baby, blend.

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