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May 19, 2012 5:49 PM
AND I LIKED IT!!! I had read so many posts where people were adding it to their smoothies and talking how much they liked it. I was dubious to say the least. But I read a post from one of my friends who did it. So I thought what the heck! Tonight I made myself a chocolate, peanut butter, banana protein smoothie and added a big handful of spinach. I couldn't taste the spinach...but I couldn't look at the color while drinking it either! wink Not a pretty drink for sure. But it was good!
May 19, 2012 5:57 PM
i do this too and you can't taste the spinach at all! Try kale sometime!
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May 19, 2012 6:01 PM
I will give it a try one day. Care to share some of your recipes?
May 19, 2012 6:02 PM
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i do this too and you can't taste the spinach at all! Try kale sometime!

Spinach is good. I tried kale. Made my smoothie smell like (for lack of a better word): yard.

Tasted good. Smelled like yard.
May 19, 2012 6:04 PM
I've been wondering about this...and I want to know the "why" behind it...is it just for added nutrients?
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May 19, 2012 6:04 PM
I put spinach in mine all the time! Its a great way to sneak in another serving of veggies!
May 19, 2012 6:04 PM
hm, I may not be the best person to ask about recipes because I don't like really sweet stuff!

Here goes:
1/2 cup full fat yogurt
1 cup frozen strawberries
1 tablespoon raw honey
2 handfuls spinach
a leaf of kale
some water or some coconut milk
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May 19, 2012 6:28 PM
I put frozen spinach in mine so it will thicken up my shake into more of a milkshake consistency. Love it.
May 19, 2012 6:29 PM
Awesome Idea :)
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May 19, 2012 6:30 PM
Once I accidentally used a spinach and arugula mix. NOT recommended, very bitter! :D
May 19, 2012 6:33 PM
i do a juice drink with water, spinach, a pear, banana, carrot and some ice. it is very good and green. there are lots of different mixes that taste so good.
May 19, 2012 6:33 PM
Yeap I have done this before as well... LOVE spinach in practically everything. And I Love that you can throw it in smoothies and YES it changes the color, but not the taste :-)
May 19, 2012 6:34 PM
I often blend spinach or chard with blackberries or strawberries or blueberries and a banana.

or any combination of the above, really.

Good stuff!
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May 19, 2012 6:34 PM
I use Kale mostly but also spinach. First blend it with some liquid until it is liquified then add the other ingredients. Kale, frozen banana and strawberries (blueberry , mango or pineapple as alternatives), plain greek yogurt, stevia, dark chocolate almond milk. Yummy! I sometimes make it with water as the liquid. Cuts some calories and I still enjoy it.
May 19, 2012 6:35 PM
Believe it or not I just grab several handfuls of whatever fruit and veggies I have on hand with some protein powder, flaxseed and chia and almond milk or water, Boom done. Never had a bad combination. But I agree spinach, and kale, are great in smoothies.
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May 19, 2012 6:36 PM
Here is one from a friend: Kale and/or leaf lettuce as a base (always blend the greens smooth with a bit of water first), then other ingredients such as celery, cucumber and apple. To this I add frozen fruit such as mixed berries, pineapple, peaches or mango. To smooth it out, I add yogurt, avocado or banana - and always drop in a bit of cinnamon, nutmeg, fresh ginger or allspice; they add that little extra "something" and have health benefits too.
May 19, 2012 6:39 PM
I make a vegetable smoothie daily.....

Kale or spinach
Celery
Cucumber
Carrot
1/2 cup blueberries
And the trick to looking more appetizing - beetroot!

Once a week I boil 4 or 5 beetroots for 30mins, and then add that to my smoothie - gorgeous red/ pink color ;-)

On my gym days I add protein powder and some coconut cream as well.....
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May 19, 2012 6:40 PM
Wow!! who would have "thunk it." I will definitely try it!!!
May 19, 2012 6:41 PM
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AND I LIKED IT!!! I had read so many posts where people were adding it to their smoothies and talking how much they liked it. I was dubious to say the least. But I read a post from one of my friends who did it. So I thought what the heck! Tonight I made myself a chocolate, peanut butter, banana protein smoothie and added a big handful of spinach. I couldn't taste the spinach...but I couldn't look at the color while drinking it either! wink Not a pretty drink for sure. But it was good!


I won't tell you what my husband said mine looked like. Mine had soy protein meal replacement (2 scoops, strawberries and two cups of fresh spinach. It was yummy. Kind of the color of camouflage :)
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May 19, 2012 6:42 PM
Went to Costco yesterday and they had a Vitamix demo. Lady put Strawberry, banana, Beets, orange. uncored apple, (unpeeled) pineapple, and broccoli in and it was wonderful. Some of these food processors can take advantage of using the skin which is where all the vitamins are. We cheat ourselves by peeling many of our fruits and veggies. It was eye opening. I'm gonna get a batch of spinach from Kroger and see how it does in my morning smoothies (already got broccoli stems in there).
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May 19, 2012 6:44 PM
It's awesome! I love spinach in my protein drinks because I can't taste it and it is so good for you! I too was leary about doing it and now I'm hooked. I don't feel right if it's not in there.
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May 19, 2012 7:51 PM
WOW! some great recipes and ideas! I will definitely try some of these soon.
May 19, 2012 7:52 PM
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QUOTE:

i do this too and you can't taste the spinach at all! Try kale sometime!

Spinach is good. I tried kale. Made my smoothie smell like (for lack of a better word): yard.

Tasted good. Smelled like yard.


HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA! I read this and couldn't stop laughing. HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!
May 19, 2012 7:56 PM
You'd be surprised what you can mix spinach into and no one will notice. Good way to get in extra vitamins and nutrients. :)
May 19, 2012 7:56 PM
I'm going to try these as well. :)
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