Shockingly good "green smoothie"
I have been looking for a quick and easy smoothie recipe, that is super healthy that I can drink after a workout as a snack between workouts (when I'm starving) and dinner that still needs to be made.
I saw this recipe, and I literally wrinkled my nose at how gross it must taste! But, my curiousity got the best of me and I had to try it out. It was shockingly fantastic! One of the best smoothies I have ever had, and it is really great for me! So I had to share! I calculated the nutritional value on fitday, so I'll add that too!
(I think it is really only green if you use green grapes...I had red on hand, so mine ended up kind of brown)
1 cup of grapes
1/2 cup loose packed spinach
1/4 cup nonfat yogurt
3-4 ice cubes
Toss it all in a blender and whip it up. You do need to whip it up pretty well, or you end up with grape peel chunks, which aren't horrible, but the second time I made it, I whirred it alot longer and it was better without the larger chunks of grape peel!
I also added 2 tsp of benefiber to mine, since I need to add more fiber where I can.
Don't shy away from this because of the spinach (I think that is what piqued my curiousity), it simply tastes like grape, the grape really masks the spinach and I can't taste it at all!
I forgot to add the nutrition content:
Fat: 0.4 grams
Carbs: 40.2 (high if your watching your carbs becuase of the grapes...but if you're working out, your fine!)
Protein: 4.7 g