Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Inspired by you guys... Green Smoothies

I was reading an article about targets for the following year and it made me realise that I need to try and be more organised and get things done! I see so many great ideas from fellow bloggers and think 'Ohhhhh, I must try that...' but it always gets shoved to the bottom of the pile as more practical day to day snores, opps, I mean CHORES, take over.


So here is a pledge to try and get one thing done per week, either after being inspired by others or my own little brain waves.


Starting this week, I'm adding some green to a smoothie after seeing this idea here- link! (Note: I heart the brilliant ideas from A Beautiful Mess and recommend you check them out).I don't think I'll manage a full week of smoothies but one day per week is a do-able trade up on my usual fruit-based smoothie. 


Here's how I was inspired by the great gals at A Beautiful Mess:


Usual Smoothie
Ingredients:
Blueberries
Raspberries
Strawberries
Plain yogurt
Cherry yogurt
Water
Mint
Vanilla extract
Sweetener

Green Smoothie:
Ingredients:
Spinach
Banana
Raspberries
Coconut
Yogurt
Water

The Verdict:
The spinach was great as I couldn't taste it at all, I'll definitely be adding leafy greens to my smoothies from now on. However, do not add desiccated coconut- what a lumpy mess, think dog vomit! In future I'll opt for fresh coconut.




24 comments:

  1. yum to all. Keep up the good work :)

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  2. That looks so yummy and healthy!

    xo,
    janmloves.blogspot.com

    PS, I'm having a giveaway on my blog if you're interested :)

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    1. I'll defo check out the giveaway, thanks for the tip.x

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  3. Oh yay! Thanks for the trial & error advice-- we've been wanting to try them here too! Have you seen this post:
    http://www.delightfully-tacky.com/2012/03/raspberry-lemonade-smoothies.html
    from Delightfully Tacky? She has great lemonade, smoothie & other recipe type ideas

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    1. Ohhh, I haven't but I'll have a look this afternoon, thanks for the tip.x

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  4. haha very interesting. I just recently have started eating really healthy. Maybe I'll have to try adding spinach into smoothies. haha, it doesn't sound good, but if it blends in than I'll try it!

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  5. green smoothies are the best!!

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  6. oooh could go with spinach in a smoothie.

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  7. Thanks so much for stopping by sweetie, would you like to follow each other?

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  8. I am always wanting to try new things but like you they always seem to end up at the bottom of the pile xxx

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  9. Never brave enough to try spinach in a smoothie - I'll have to just go for it one of these days.

    Great blog!

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    1. Go for it, you honestly can't taste it.x

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  10. Ooh the smoothie sounds gorgeous! I'll have to dig out my blender and give it a go.

    I'm a new follower and have tagged you in The Versatile Blogger Award on my blog to spread the blog love!

    Have a lovely weekend x

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  11. Oh my goodness, I'm beyond flattered! I'm off out now but I'll be heading straight over to your blog when I get in this afternoon.Thanks again.x

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  12. i like that your smoothie isn't green...those ones always make my stomach queasy at the sight of them. i might actually be able to drink that. you asked about my lipstick...it's nars cruella.

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    1. What a name! I do love Nars but I tend to neglect them as MAC is my first love, I think I need to revisit NARS after pay day.x

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  13. Great blog! I would like to invite you to me :) Let's follow each other =]

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  14. hmmm this looks yummy!
    now following :)

    natalie
    http://lucyandtherunaways.blogspot.com

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  15. yummy!! this looks delicious =)

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  16. Oh god the lumpy dog vomit sounds revolting! lol, the usual smoothie looks tasty though!

    Lucy Loves To Blog

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  17. yumm! that looks great! xoxo

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  18. looks delcious. I like that you used mint; my bf likes to use it with pineapple and ice, very good and refreshing. But I've never tried adding vanilla extractto my smoothies, good thinkin :)

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