Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Holy yum!

Okay, so you all probably know there are some great recipes to be found on Pinterest.
I found the Green Smoothie recipe here.
And while I did find them to be yummy, they are made with spinach and fruit, specifically bananas, which are a no no on the BFC.

 Then I found this cool site which has a gazillion awesome variations for protein shakes. I mean, really, could this pic be scratch and sniff please?

So I decided to get a little creative and mix them up a bit. The protein shake works for my diet but I really liked the idea of adding spinach for a veggie punch. And if you've ever had a green smoothie, you know that the spinach only lends its green color. It is pretty flavorless.

Katie's recipe:

  • 1/2 Cup Cottage Cheese (or 1 Cup Reduced Fat Greek Yogurt).
  • 1 Scoop Protein Powder
  • 1-3 Packets of Splenda/ Stevia/Low Calorie Sweetener
  • 5-10 Ice Cubes
  • 1/2 Cup-1 Cup Water

  • The cottage cheese seemed a little weird, but hey, she says it works. I also didn't have any protein powder, or at least none that was 100 calorie per serving as recommended so I used light muscle milk, which caused me to leave out the water all together.

    So my version, all for less than 300 calories:

    1/2 cup cottage cheese
    8 oz light chocolate muscle milk
    1 packet Truvia
    10 ice cubes
    1 Tbsp natural peanut butter
    Handful of spinach

    = total yumminess

    No, not quite a peanut butter cup, but some chocolately peanutty goodness just the same. I didn't take a picture because if you take spinach, cottage cheese, chocolate and peanut butter and blend it all together, well, you can imagine the color it creates. I felt so full after drinking it, I don't know when I'll be ready for dinner.


    J.Costa said...

    cant wait to try the green smoothie !!!

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