Spinach is for drinking: G@H’s month-long green smoothie challenge

Posted on February 1, 2014

G@H: Preparing to make a green smoothie in this @Blendtec blender

It’s early in 2014. Healthy living still preoccupies people, including us at G@H.  But, really, our interest stretches beyond the New Year.

Although we aren’t old, we’re getting older.  We think more about our food. We try to eat better—mostly because we don’t want to buy new pants but also because we see food differently. We appreciate food as fuel. The right food boosts our energy, improves our focus and keeps us, well, alive.

Don’t mistake us. We eat pizza and ribs. We’d rather lose a lung than give up Buffalo wings. Cheese is, most definitely, our friend. To facilitate eating bad occasionally, though, we eat well ordinarily.

One G@H editor particularly sucks at breakfast. He often skips it. When he has something, it’s usually instant oatmeal. That changes today.

Today is February 1, and each day during February, he will start his morning with a green smoothie. We’ve armed him only with a Blendtec Designer Series Blender and his own ingenuity. Will he prosper or flounder? Who knows? But, we expect to be entertained.

G@H: Green smoothie after bending in @Blendtec

Maybe, it’s beginner’s luck. Maybe, he’s a green smoothie savant. Whenever the case, his first concoction turned out mighty tasty. Here’s his recipe:

  • 1 cup of water
  • ¼ cup of Greek yogurt
  • an orange, peeled and segmented
  • a banana, peeled and divided into pieced
  • 2 cups of spinach, loosely packed
  • 1 tablespoon of unflavored protein powder
  • 1 cup of frozen mango chunks.

Check back weekly for updates on his saga—and, of course, for lessons, tips and recipes.

G@H: Green smoothie with a orange, banana, mango, Greek yogurt and spinach

We at G@H thank Blendtec for providing a sample Designer Series Blender.

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