Friday, October 7, 2011

Mean Green

Do you ever eat a green smoothie?  I used to be scared of the thought, until I tried this recipe! If you are looking for a quick, filling meal replacement, you should give this one a try!

  • 1/2 cup cottage cheese
  • 3 oz baby spinach leaves
  • 5 oz (about 7-10) frozen strawberries
  • 1 heaping TB cocoa powder
  • 20 drops stevia, or 2 pkts sweetener of choice
  • 1 cup water
Blend the ingredients until smooth and enjoy! Because of the strong flavors of strawberries and cocoa powder, you cannot taste the spinach.  However, if you use a different fruit or mature spinach leaves, you can.


Joanna said...

I'm really sorry to say it, but that...looks...TOTALLY DISGUSTING! Actually, it looks like split pea soup. Strawberry does cover up a lot of flavors though.

Johanna said...

I didn't say it looked good, though! It does taste good and is quite healthy. My kids fight me for it when I make one - and I like anything that gets spinach in my kids!

Joanna said...

Wow, the kids drink it? Does it smell good? I used to make Del a shake every morning with yogurt, spinach, carrots, strawberries and cranberry juice. It was green and ugly looking, too.

Johanna said...

It smells like the cocoa powder. The chocolate taste is very strong in it, actually!

Joanna said...

Hmmm...I might have to try that. Except with yogurt because we're not down with the cottage cheese.

Marie said...

Yeah, it looks pretty nasty. But I have tried something like it and it was very yummy. Maybe I should make myself a smoothie today!

sarah. said...

I will try it, but I'm going to need an opaque cup with an opaque lid! My brain cannot get past the green.