Thursday, March 06, 2008

Pass the dressing, please.

Okay remember this post? How I was gonna attempt to do this? Well, so far I've made ONE smoothie, with romaine lettuce in it. It was tolerable. But then I got to thinking: I love salad, and I love smoothies, but why try to mix them? If I can eat a big salad with my dinner, and I can drink a yummy blueberry smoothie for breakfast...isn't that the best of both worlds? Why suffer through drinking liquified lettuce if I don't have to?

Thus went Brianna's Green Smoothie Experiment. Am I a quitter? Heck yeah! (But at least I'm not drinking lettuce.)

9 comments:

Samantha said...

I don't know about romaine lettuce, but we put swiss chard or spinach in ours. Before our kids are old enough to chew lettuce it is a good way to get some raw greens into them. We started out with just a little bit and were able to add more as our tastes changed. I wouldn't start out with a whole blender full. Baby steps Brianna!

Jeannett Gibson said...

Woohoo! I'm so glad you quit! It would be a bummer to be friends with a health nut! LOL!

I am Katy, said...

I would have quit too. :)

Jacquelyn said...

I TOLD you it would be gross!! but then, I even hate fruity vinagrete on my salad and I don't like it when my food touches so ...

Rachel said...

I think it makes sense for getting it into kids, but I am definitely in that salad for dinner smoothie for breakfast camp.

Kristen's Raw said...

I love green smoothies...they make me feel amazing.

Bananas and spinach are one of my favorites, and sometimes I do combinations such as kale and pineapple.

It's just so easy to whip it up in a blender and it's fat free because there is no dressing on it (like I'd have with a salad). Also, it can make some "not so tasty" greens very yummy :)

It's just nice to have it as a change, too...

Cheers!

Sara said...

I would encourage you to keep trying different combinations...your first 2-3 smoothies are "experiments"! Romaine is not my favorite at all. Spinach or kale are much more mild and have a smoother texture. Some you might try:

2 frozen bananas
1 orange, peeled
Handful of spinach
Water to blend

2 frozen bananas
Blueberries
Handful of kale
Water to blend

The reason to liquefy the greens is for quicker and more efficient digestion and absorption. It's a quick way to get greens everyday, whereas you probably won't make a large green salad every day.

Just some thoughts :) And for the record, I really like "health nuts"..hee hee

Paige said...

Brianna I am impressed that you even tried! Wow, I wouldn't touch a smoothie with lettace in it. You go girl!

wendy said...

We love green smoothies around here. We usually put in spinach, kale, dates (they are naturally very sweet), sometimes a banana, frozen berries--blend up and enjoy. If you use dates and bananas, it will be sweeter. You get used to them. ;-) Even my 4 year olds drink them.

 

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