Thursday, April 30, 2009

smooth

It's a good thing that I didn't have anything planned for dinner, because E came home starving, and me? Not so much. I don't think it's healthy to skip a meal, but I also don't like to force-feed myself, so I figured that a smoothie was a good compromise. All I can say is that I'm glad E was there for troubleshooting, because lord knows that I couldn't make a proper smoothie to save my life!

We blended up:
1 cup nonfat milk
1 cup 1% milk
3/4 cup nonfat yogurt
60 grams of True Protein milk protein isolate
5 grams of premium protein strawberry-banana flavoring powder
1 cup frozen berry blend
1 frozen banana
3 cups fresh spinach
a handful of ice



Let's just say that my smoothie isn't going to be winning a beauty contest anytime soon. This could be the very first time in my life that I've made something gray. You'd think it'd be impossible to make something so devoid of color, but it's actually much easier than you think. This made each of us about 24 oz. of smoothie, which is a whole lot to drink down. It was pretty good, until you got to the bitter liquefied spinach parts, of which my second cup seemed to be full of. For 40g of protein, though, I may be willing to suffer just a little.

A couple of hours later, I got a little munchie, and decided to do a rehash of the dip from lunch. I mixed up some salsa, nonfat yogurt, cilantro, shredded cheddar and Tabasco, warmed it in the microwave for 30 seconds, and Ta Da! I ate it with a few baby carrots, and a small handful of Garden of Eatin's Beet & Garlic tortilla chips.



Seriously, though - am I the only one who's smoothie-challenged? Do you guys have any pointers for me?

5 comments:

Lost In Splendor said...

Oh my goodness your new blog design is SO cute!!

I want to make smoothies. I have them so rarely. I think that is something that would be messy to make in KC & I's room though. Suppose it should wait till we get an apartment.

So it was grey, but was it tasty?

Carly said...

Angela,
Other than the weird spinach bits, it was drinkable. I don't know that I'd call it good, but the texture was nice and creamy. It was surprisingly unmessy, but a little on the noisy side.

E said...

I actually really enjoyed that...other than maybe uberbitter parts.

I think we can fix the color issue pretty easily, and I've got TONS of different flavorings and components that we can experiment with. We'll nail the flavor one way or another.

tokenfatgirl said...

the smoothie looks really good!

Donna said...

sorry, but the smoothie looked gross - I'm sure that with both your cooking talents you'll soon come up with a great smoothie