I eat Spinach

I have to tell you, and I hope you understand what I mean when I say this, but eating spinach makes me feel like such a rockstar. Almost like a bad ass. Because, who eats spinach?  This is not like me. But, I am slowly trying to incorporate more nutrients into my life, as begins my smoothie journey. 
But look, I ate spinach! I feel like such a super healthy freak. 
And I totally love it. 
So, this was my first attempt to make a smoothie with spinach. I wanted one that was healthy but also tasted good, obviously, because it if doesn’t taste good I don’t want to drink it and neither will Lucas. 
One Banana. 
One big handful of spinach, only one of the healthiest greens in the world, one of which contains loads of vitamins and nutrients and if you eat it you automatically become a rockstar in my book. 
Two (ish) cups of mixed frozen berries. I added a lot because I was scared of the spinach
I don’t really know what I’m doing. This is all just experimental fun. 
One cup of milk.

The verdict?

It was yummy! It didn’t turn green, the blue and red berries were too powerful for it.

I decided my goal when making smoothies will be to see how pretty I can make them.

Isn’t that beautiful?!

One for Lucas and one for myself.

He only drank a little bit, so I only get half a point for that, but I finished it for him.

I made another smoothie today, too. Instead of writing a separate post for each smoothie I make, I’ll spare you and include it here. We did a simple one today, just a banana and strawberries with milk. Lucas loved this one and drank his glass. I completely forgot the spinach here.

I just figured out today that you can take pictures with yourself on Photo Booth and upload it on your computer! How cool is that? It is sort of freaky taking pictures of yourself.  This is me holding our smoothie. Lucas thinks I’m weird. That’s a strawberry leaf on his chin.

Oh, the point of that picture was to show you the color of our smoothie. I lost my train of thought there. So this smoothie was pretty, too. A light pink color, and while it tasted very delicious, it wasn’t cold enough. I should have used the frozen strawberries (in place of ice- not that I use ice anyways- which would make it cold) but we had just got new strawberries at the store so I was too excited to remember that.

Well, it’s 8:30 and I’m off to bed. Try not to be too jealous of my exciting life.

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Have you tried a spinach smoothie yet??

I am considering going cold turkey with chocolate. I know that sounds crazy, but I feel like it’s sabotaging my goals. Exhibit A) my face in the above picture. I read a story about someone who went cold turkey (WHY do they call it cold turkey? I don’t understand what turkeys have to do with this) on pop and he hasn’t drank pop in a year. He said it’s hard but it has been so good for him on so many levels. I want to be like him.

Published by Samantha Mellen

Certified personal trainer & health coach helping women transform their lives through fitness, abundant mindset coaching and internal peace. Mom of two boys, living life in Alaska.

7 thoughts on “I eat Spinach

  1. I looooooove spinach smoothies! I have them or breakfast 5 or so times a week, and you're so right about feeling like a badass after having one! I do banana, strawberry, spinach, and milk as well, but I add flaxseed to mine too. It's supposed to be good for you, so I'm going with it. I've gone cold turkey on sodas and am almost going cold turkey on the wine, and it's tough! Good luck with the no chocolate! You can so do it! I'm still avoiding Girl Scout cookies. Talk about hard!

  2. I like to throw either spinach or kale into my protein shakes 😀

    1 scoop vanilla protein powder
    1 kale leaf or 2 handfuls of spinach
    1/2 almond milk
    1/2 c berries
    Ice to taste

    YUMMY!!!

    March 22, 2011 11:37 PM

  3. I'm enjoying a spinach smoothie this morning for breakfast! I used a similar combo to yours, but had strawberries in addition to blackberries. Yum! (And I definitely feel like a rockstar for eating spinach this early in the morning!)

  4. I add flax oil to mine! I don’t know if that’s the same thing as flax seed- but I saw it and it looked healthy so I’m doing it. 🙂 It’s got all the omega’s in there- about 120 calories a tablespoon.

  5. I have nver tried spinach in smoothies, but I love it in scrambled eggs! With cheese and salsa too. I will have to give it a try in smoothies – thanks for the idea!

    I usually use plain yogurt (probiotics!) in my smoothies instead of milk, and add a tiny bit of juice for sweetness and liquidity.

    Thanks for sharing

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