Mom Knows Best : How To Make A "Green" Smoothie That Does Not Look Or Taste Green

Monday, January 25, 2016

How To Make A "Green" Smoothie That Does Not Look Or Taste Green




   I love my green smoothies as they are loaded with lots of nutrition, they only problem is the color. When I drink my green smoothies, my kids always say "mom that looks gross." My green smoothies taste great but how do I get my kids to drink them if they can't get past the dark green color. I think most people think like my kids. They won't drink a smoothie made with greens as they just look so gross. When I drink my green smoothie in public, I always put it in a stainless steel container as I don't want to gross people out. So I drink my green powerhouse smoothie in private. So how do I get my kids to drink my green smoothie that is loaded with yummy veggies like spinach and kale?



    My favorite company Garden of Life has made a wonderful protein powder that allows me to make a smoothie for my kids that has the goodness of green veggies but not have that dark ugly green look that grosses them out. Their new Raw Protein & greens is a combo of organic plant protein and organic veggies that includes green veggies like kale, spinach, alfalfa, and broccoli along with beets and carrots. This blend of six nutrient-rich has six times the nutrient density of whole leaf grass, plus organic spinach, organic kale, organic broccoli, organic carrot and organic beet. My boys don't have to know those veggies are in their smoothie. I will keep this secret to myself and just serve them a delicious tasting smoothie that is made with this protein powder. I love that my boys are getting a healthy drink that is loaded with protein and nutrient-rich, organic greens and veggies. The Garden of Life new Raw Protein & greens comes in three wonderful flavors: Vanilla, Chocolate Cacao ( both contain organic stevia extract) and Lightly Sweet (with no stevia).




   I love using Raw Protein & green in my smoothies too. I usually just add fruits like bananas and strawberries to my son's smoothies, they also like peanut butter in the Chocolate Cacao flavor, but to my smoothies, I will add other items to make them super powerhouse smoothies. Now I don't need to add anything else to this protein powder, as it is already loaded with great nutrition, but I like to add fruit to give my smoothie a great taste and spinach for more fiber. I also like to add flax seeds for heart healthy omegas. Just look at the all the healthy ingredients and nutrition that is in Raw Protein & greens. Oh, it is also NSF Gluten-Free Certified, Informed Choice trusted for sport and kosher.

 


   So anyone who wants the convenience of a clean, high-protein shake that also helps you get your daily servings of organic nutritious veggies and greens needs to try Garden of Life Raw Protein & green. Check out the below link for more information and where to buy this delicious protein powder.

   http://www.gardenoflife.com/Products-for-Life/RAW-Protein/RAW-Protein-greens.aspx



Here are some recipes for not so "green" smoothies. They are a great way to get those green veggies into your diet.



Chocolate Banana Peanut butter smoothie
         1 cup water
             1 banana
             2 tablespoons peanut butter
             1 scoop Garden of Life Raw Protein & green Chocolate Cacao flavor
             8 ice cubes

   Place all ingredients in a blender and combine until smooth. Serve to your kids and smile knowing they are getting their green veggies.




Vanilla Peach Smoothie
    1 cup water
    1 cup sliced frozen peaches, fresh or can works too
    1 scoop Garden of Life Raw Protein & green Vanilla flavor
    8 ice cubes

   Place all ingredients in a blender and combine until smooth. Serve to your kids and smile knowing they are getting their green veggies.


And for the brave who want to try my extra green smoothie.

      My Green Super Smoothie
                        1 cup water
                        1 cup sliced frozen peaches
                        1 cup frozen spinach
                        1 scoop Garden of Life Raw Protein & green Vanilla flavor
                        2 tablespoons flax seed
                        8 ice cubes
                     
   Place all ingredients in a blender and combine until smooth.



     
             "These opinions are my own and I received samples of Garden of Life Raw Protein & green to facilitate this post."

27 comments:

  1. Love this! Green smoothies that are the color green are extremely unappealing to me.

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  2. This sounds good! I have some ItWorks "Greens" but I can't drink it because of the taste and I can't find anything I like it in. I think the peanut butter taste could mask the taste of he greens.

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  3. Great idea! I bet my daughter would drink one if it looked chocolate too!

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  4. I absolutely Loves moothies and I dont mind the green at all it doesnt gross me out.And Thank Goodness My children absolutely love them too. Funny thing is they are grossed out by Celery but never taste it in my smoothies which I make sure I do in their absence shushhh dont tell em :)

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  5. Yes love this and I don't live the green either really now that I think about it :)

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  6. The vanilla peach smoothie sounds delicious and great for keeping healthy.

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  7. LOL....I like the topic because I think what turns off a lot of people is the color including myself

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  8. It's good to have a drink made with organic ingredients. Although I don't drink protein drinks, I think it's nice that we have a lot of options.

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  9. I would love that for myself. Thank you for introducing me to Garden of Life Raw Protein and Greens. Going to check it out.

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  10. I love smoothies! I use avocado or green mango for green ones, it's tastes really good. You should try it. But this Garden of Life Raw seems worth a try as well ;)

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  11. I love smoothies! I would love to try this.

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  12. We enjoy green smoothies.....I like the way you make yours!! AND Those fried plaintains..yum!

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  13. i would love to try the chocolate banana peanut butter smoothie! sounds amazing and looks good too

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  14. I love smoothies and I would love to try this. The chocolate banana butter smoothie sounds yummy.

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  15. That's a fun way to get your protein. A tasty one too. ;)

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  16. HA HA! LOVE IT - all too often people simply look at smoothies that are green and turn their nose away from them... But they could TASTE GOOD!! Common now!!

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  17. Oh, I just bought these same products at the store the other day and wanted to find ways of blending them. so glad I saw your post. Thanks!

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  18. This looks so delicious!! Thanks for sharing the recipe | http://carmelapop.com

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  19. I have used this protien. It is awesome.Loove your smoothie recipe. I am one of the few guess who really likes green color in a smoothie

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  20. I bought their products! Pretty good stuff ;) ==RIKA===

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  21. Green smoothies are the best! I basically run on them

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  22. Oooo this smoothie sounds great!!!! I'm liking that the protein is organic!!!

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  23. I love to start the day with a smoothie. I would want to try the Chocolate Cacao flavor first. I am always looking for ways to get more protein in my diet.

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  24. Such a healthy way to start the day!

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  25. This is cool. I need to get some of it. I like green smoothies and I don't mind them being green (I use spinach mostly)... but I would like something that doesn't go bad as fast!

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  26. I love smoothies with protein in it. Its easy to mix with a great taste and also give some to the kids. Thanks for sharing with us.

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  27. Increasing job responsibilities and the overall daily grind of life has thrown some monkey wrenches into what used to be a pretty balanced lifestyle for me. So, I am looking to supplement things with Green supplements in my diet.

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