Friday, February 1, 2013

Green Thickies? Smoothie Meal, My Way

So I had been hearing  about these smoothies called "green thickies," which you can read all about here:  Basically, it's a smoothie you can "make a meal out of." I decided yesterday to try one... I heart smoothies, and really do find that I have so much more energy when I drink them, so why not, ya know?
I wouldn't call yesterday's creation an epic fail... it tasted pretty good! It looked disgusting though. I won't even compare it to anything, it looked that bad. It was my fault entirely... I decided to add frozen carrots (which I had pureed and frozen several weeks before for smoothies) and that just didn't quite work out the way I wanted it to.
BUT... drumroll please (because I know you're all on the endge of your seats ;-)... I made a different variation today, and it was AWESOME, and really did keep me full until dinner. So, despite the name being a little funky, I do highly suggest trying the "Green Thickies" (don't pretend you didn't already pin them on Pinterest).
Here's the recipe I did today:
  • 1 cup of organic pureed spinach (frozen, prepared at home) 20cal
  • 1 fresh kiwi (no skin) 49cal
  • 1/2 cup strawberries (frozen) 24cal
  • 1 regular (no flavor, salt-free) pack of instant oatmeal 100cal
  • 1 cup green tea (cold) 0cal
  • 1/2 a container of Voskos fat-free Honey Vanilla Bean 2x Protein Greek yogurt (roughly 2.6 oz... I would have put the whole container in, but a certain kiddo wanted the other half ;-)   65cal
Total= 258 calories

I do recommend mixing the oatmeal and green tea in the blender for just a few pulses before adding the rest of the ingredients- it will make it far less grainy!
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  1. These sound really good! My mom made one a couple months ago and my boys absolutely loved it. In fact they loved it so much that I didn't get a chance to try any (but that is the story of my life as a mom!). I guess I need to start making some.

    Returning the favor since you dropped by my blog!
    Kerry from Country Living On A Hill

  2. Sounds yummy! Thanks for sharing this!

    Happy Wednesday!


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