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Monday, July 8, 2013

Monday Made It: Superfood Smoothie

Monday Made It Breakfast Edition: Superfood Smoothie

This really is a Monday Made It seeing as it's Monday and I just made it! :)  I've decided to try to become more healthy.  You mean exercise?  No... though I definitely should.  I'm being more aware of what I'm putting in my body.  For me, breakfast is when this really needs to happen.  I'm not one of those people that can skip breakfast... especially being a teacher.  If I don't have breakfast, I'll hit the floor and have kids running for help!  So... I'm on a healthy kick.  I started juicing a month or so ago.  Not as a meal replacement, but as added nutrition.  I realized, though, that I'm missing A LOT of the nutrition when throwing away the pulp.  I'm not sure if any of you have tried Naked Green Machine Smoothie, but it is my absolute favorite!  It's green... weird... yum!  I got to wondering if I could recreate this smoothie at home.

Enter Nutribullet.  {FYI, Bed Bath and Beyond accepts expired coupons.}  I like the Nutribullet because I get whole food nutrition by not throwing away pulp.  The Nutribullet also gets everything pretty smooth.  The other day, I went to the store and purchased kelp, spinach, lemons, pears, apples, carrots, cantaloup, kiwi, and pineapple.  I also went to Whole Foods and purchased the canister of Green Superfood and Ground Chia Seeds.  Both of these are incredibly healthy.  The Green Superfood is packed with.... SUPERFOODS!  Just don't smell it.  :)  The Chia Seeds are great source of Omega-3's and fiber and have been shown to prevent spikes or dips in blood sugar levels {I kinda have issues here}.  So, you're wondering, "How do all those weird things taste," right?

Well... the first smoothie I made was not so good.  I included spinach, lemon, pear, apple, carrot, Green Superfood (1/2 serving), Chia.  Good gracious acid reflux!  I was surprised that it wasn't good because this is one of my most favorite juicing recipes (sans Green Superfood and Chia).  Also, I don't eat pears, normally, because of how grainy they feel when I chew them.  This was no different when they were pulverized.  Sad day. :(  My second smoothie was pretty good, though.  Spinach, banana, cantaloup, pineapple, carrot, Green Superfood (1/2 serving), Chia.  Now, does it taste like Naked Green Machine?  Not even close.  Is it drinkable?  Absolutely!  I need to keep this up to see if I'll be able to survive the morning at school with this for breakfast.  Keeping my fingers crossed!

I'm hoping to have actually created something for school next week.  I've purchased a few things, but I'm not quite certain what I want to do with them, yet! :)

This is your last chance to enter my giveaway!!  It will end tonight at 11:59 EST!  Go enter and tell your friends! :)
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  1. I agree-Smoothies are my preference over juicing! Love the little blender!

  2. I've been trying to work up the courage to try a green smoothie...I have a friend who loves them. Maybe this will be the week!

  3. Have you heard of or tried Shakeology? It's a shake and I have one EVERY morning and oh my goodness they are delicious and SO good for you as well! :)

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