Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Best Smoothie EVER

I think it's pretty common knowledge that I am not a veggie eater.  I do love fruit, but I find it hard to get enough of them eaten each day.  6-10 servings is just about impossible!  I've on-and-off made smoothies for myself for awhile.  But as I am trying to be a healthier me in 2012, I have been tinkering with them a lot lately.  And today's?  Was SO good!  Like almost something you'd get at Smoothie King.  And the most shocking ingredient?  People, I put tomatoes in there.  Remember back to 2011's Project 52.  A goal I had was to just eat a tomato.  And I did.  And it was terrible.  But if I sneak them into my smoothie, I can't taste them!

This morning's drink of goodness!

So today's recipe (makes 2 servings):
-1 1/4 cup almond/coconut milk (I added a little more liquid this time, it was a little thick before and I think that helped!)
-2 cups spinach (can't even taste or see it!)
-3 cups of fruit (today was grapes, frozen strawberries/ blueberries/ blackberries and a frozen tropical blend w/ pineapple, mango and banana)
-6 grape tomatoes (about 1/2 a cup...I'm building up here people)

Result? 4 1/2 servings of fruits and veggies to start my day!  All for roughly 200 calories or so.  So by 9:00 AM I was more than halfway to my daily fruit and veggie goal.  Yay!!


Anonymous said...

I've never heard of adding tomatoes to a smoothie. I guess it depends on what you add it to! I'm not a fan of tomatoes either...until recently, but only in a caprese salad. It's weird, but it's true. I may have to try to smoothie idea, just out of curiosity.

Heather said...

Thanks for sharing the recipe. I'll have to try that. I have been eating horribly since I had Austin. I actually can't remember the last time I had fruit or veggies. Sad!!

KristenW said...

Great idea! Might have to start making smoothies. I will add extra tomatoes though;)

Kelly said...

Whoop Whoop!

Karen M. Peterson said...

That's awesome. I need to start making smoothies. But it's efforty.