I love the concept of smoothies and juicing but the fact remains… they never EVER keep me filled more than an hour. I have a huge appetite. I’ve recently lost 27 lbs and really keep a watchful eye on what and how I eat. It has greatly impacted my body. After recently having a discussion with a dietician friend of mine, she suggested boosting up my green drink with some staying power. Ummmm okay? I realize not all calories are made the same and I shouldn’t obsess about them. So I asked her to make some suggestions… well that’s exactly what she did. She told me to add oats, nuts and avoid milk or juices in it. Well alrightyyyy then. I shall give it a try! And that I did. The color is green, however not a gorgeous vibrant green, but I have to say that the taste, consistency – everything about it was different. I actually felt more energized once I downed a glass. Wait?! I already have a ton of energy. This was like hitting the pedal and flooring it! It’s been one hour post drinking this concoction and I still feel very filled. Hey, for me, that’s a great thing!
1 cup of water
1.5 cups of spinach/kale mixture (substitutions: cucumbers, carrots, beets)
1 cup of gluten free rolled oats
2 cups of chopped fruit (I used watermelon, strawberries, one frozen banana)
1/4 cup of sunflower seeds (almonds, walnuts, pecan – whatever you have on hand)
Add 4 ice cubes
Into your Vitamix or blender, add the water first and then all of the subsequent ingredients. Blend until smooth. This recipe made about 2.5 large servings.