OK- this sounds like the coolest thing- I am about to go try it now...
When you first look at the ingredients, they may shock you . . . we asked Santosha to post her recipe a long while back and every one of us cringed when we read it. Thus we jokingly termed it the "Grossout Smoothie"
!! I've renamed it so that people will give it a chance
It's amazingly good, and there are many variations that you can use to make it suitable for your own taste. We are all hooked on it and I have one practically every day!! Hope you enjoy!
1 cup raw baby spinach (or more...I do two big handfuls)
1/2 cup berries of some sort (strawberries, mixed berries...whatever...I do the frozen ones - they seem to add better texture to the smoothie. I also do frozen mango. I bet banana would be good too....)
1 cup 8th Continent Light Vanilla Soy milk (if you're not a fan of soy milk, try NF milk w/vanilla and splenda...or SF vanilla syrup...) The 8th continent tastes like a Vanilla milkshake, I swear...it's sweet and vanilla-y...
Other "add-ins" - 1/3 cup tofu (silken, light, firm whatever...it all seems to work) OR whey powder OR cocoa OR any combination of all those...sometimes if it's too thick, I also thin it with either water OR apple juice (sshh...my guilty pleasure...I only add a little!)
Blend it up and gulp it down. It looks hideous because of the spinach, but it tastes yummy and is so healthy!
Tip: Do not omit the spinach in this drink. Especially if you dislike vegetables, or need to get more veggies into your diet! You can't taste it at all, the berries and vanilla flavor of the soymilk overpower the spinach and you taste a sweet fruit smoothie!!!
Here are some recent variations/tips I've learned about the smoothie -
**Adding in 1 TBSP flax meal adds some great oils, and a nutty taste, and more fiber to the mix.
**Buy the bagged baby spinach when it goes on sale (ours goes for $1/bag sometimes) and freeze it - it works just as well, if not better, in the smoothie when it's frozen.
**If you make sure you have some protein in the drink, it will keep you fuller longer.
posted by Yosh http://www.southbeach-diet-plan.com/for ... hp?t=31412
I put 1 % milk, 2 handfuls of fresh spinach, 3 cubes, 1 scoop designer chocolate whey protein powder, 1/2 cup frozen mixed berries from sams club and whirl it up in the blender.....it's very yummy!
Edited to add:
Wow that was really good! No i'm serious! I put in spinach, skim, plain yogurt, SF syrup, raspberries, some cut up apples, grapes. It was really tasty. and green.