Thursday, April 19, 2012

Drink your veggies!

Who here has a bad habit about remembering to take their vitamins and eating their greens? It's okay to speak up we all can't be good all the time. To tell you the truth I have a bad habit about not taking my vitamins and I tell myself all the time to eat more leafy greens, though my plate is oddly missing them.  I like salads but I also like dressing and tend to use more then the recommended serving, so that healthy low cal salad  isn't so healthy and low cal anymore.
The easiest and tastiest way I found for me to eat my greens and take my vitamins is by making a smoothie. Super easy super fast and you can take it on the go.  I like to make them for breakfast, there's so many different variations of delicious smoothies you can make you won't get bored during the week.

Vitamin Packed Smoothie
By Oishii Treats

Serves 2
1 Ripe banana
1 Cup frozen mixed berries
1 4oz container of plain greek yogurt
1/2 Cup spinach
1 Cup Kale (3 big leafs with the ribs removed)
1/2 scoop of vanilla whey protein
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Put all ingredients into a blender and mix well.  

When I first made this I thought I'd have to add some agave or honey, but this smoothie is surprisingly sweet enough without it. The ripe banana and berries really help hide the kale and spinach taste, if you don't want to drink a salad but still get the benefits of one ;) Plus here is the nutritional data on my smoothie. I found a website that can take all your ingredients in your recipe and come up with the nutritional information. Happy slurping 
Here are the main facts.

Calories per serving 197
Total Fat 2g
Total Sat 0g
Sodium 154mg
Cholesterol 24mg
Carbs 34g
Fiber 6g
Sugar 19g
Protein 14g
Vitamin A 135% Vitamin C 111% Calcium 24% Iron 7%
not to mention the probiotics you get from the yogurt :)


  1. This sounds like the perfect way to get those vitamins! I recently got a juicer and love juicing anything and everything to see what concoctions I can come up with!

    1. Yeah I've been thinking about getting a juicer, my blender just not doing the job.

  2. oh jeez! I've been drinking the same old spinach and banana smoothie every morning for so long I will definitely be spicing up my morning with this!

    1. glad you like it, i love fruit there's a citrus one im wanting to make soon.

  3. Hi there! Thank you for checking out my blog :) I'm a big smoothie fan, and I love how you've snuck some healthy kale into yours! And cinnamon too - yum! I can't wait to try this! :)

    1. Me too smoothies are a great way to add in different veggies and fruits together and still taste great :) thanks so much for stopping by.

  4. Love this vitamin-packed smoothie recipe ... It's so colorful!


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