As promised, I decided to try this Stress Reliever Smoothie from my “Just for the Health of It” board on Pinterest. I’m not sure if it actually reduced my stress, but I do know it wasn’t one of my favorites. Even after I made some modification, it was just too chunky. By the time I got to work, I had to add more water to it because otherwise I’d have needed a spoon to finish it. Like I said, I did make some modifications. First of all, I did not include the optional ginger root because I didn’t have any. Second, I included some coconut water (because I did have that on hand). In the photos you’ll see my collection of ingredients. I had the Greek yogurt out, but then I re-read the recipe and discovered that wasn’t in there. That’s when I grabbed the Coconut water, because obviously, I would need more than just 1/4 lemon’s worth of juice to pull this off. Notably, I think that’s because, upon closer review, this is supposed to be made in a juicer, but whatever.
I think I’ve decided celery doesn’t go in smoothies. And this isn’t one I’m likely to repeat exactly again.
So today’s green smoothie had Coconut water, spinach, 15 grapes, a tangerine, and some Greek yogurt. I know I used grapes before, but I think I’m going to add them, with celery, to the list of veggies not to use in a smoothie. Not so smooth–too much chewing involved.