Monday, August 31, 2009

Kitchen Sink Shake

M and I were thinking about trying out Beachbody's Shakeology, but first, I thought I'd try concocting my own liquid nutrition. Today, I whipped out our blender and threw in a bunch of the healthiest stuff I could find in our kitchen:

1 cup frozen mixed berries
1 cup almond milk (unsweetened)
1/2 cup shredded carrots
1/2 cup frozen spinach
1/2 banana
1 tablespoon Greens Plus

It was surprisingly un-bad, especially considering the fact that I put almost no thought to what I was chucking into the blender. I suspect that if you add enough fruit, you can mask the taste of almost anything, though the grassy, tea-like flavor of Greens Plus is still unmistakable. Tomorrow, I'm going to try to add some protein powder.

I poured half of my shake into a thermos to sip throughout the day at work; I blended the rest with a banana, some agave syrup and extra frozen berries for the kids. The four-year-old didn't like it, but my 20-month-old took a sip and stamped his seal of approval. "Good," he said, nodding solemnly.