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Mysteries, polka dots, California Rolls, TJ Maxx, cozy blankets, rainy days and getting the first spoonful of peanut butter out of the jar make me smile. Spiders, rude people, cold fingers and toes, baby leashes, people that don't wrap their packages before going to the Post Office, poison ivy and Math (pretty much all of it) make me want to scream. My perfect day would be spent with my wonderful husband and sweet girls- watching movies in our jammies! Of course, having the movie theater to ourselves would be great, too. Please pass the popcorn and M&M's.:) I am saved by the grace of God. He is my constant companion and hears my every prayer. What a blessing! I'd love to hear from you! Lori at toosillysisters@cox.net

Thursday, June 21, 2012

A Colorful Way to Start Your Day

Day 3 of Green Smoothies for breakfast.
I was soooooo skeptical, ladies.


Add all the fruits you like (frozen bananas are divine!) and spinach, of course.
A bit of yogurt (half an individual serving size) and apple juice (1 cup) make it sweeter.
A packet of Stevia, if you like.


Y.U.M.!

I also tried a smoothie with Better N' Peanut Butter (It's not, but way less fat and still tastes good- found at Target), 2 TB cocoa powder, frozen bananas, spinach, yogurt, milk and stevia.  Also yummy!

Do you have a favorite Green Smoothie recipe?

14 comments:

~The Robins Nest~ said...

Look at you Miss Healthy! As your big sister I have to ask if you're washing you fruit and veggies with vinegar? It takes all the bad stuff off them. I just get a BIG bowl, fill it with water, add a 1/4 to 1/2 cup of vinegar and let the fruit and veggies sit in there for about 15 minutes. Then I take them out and let them dry on paper towels or just regular towels. I wash ALL my veggies and fruit even watermelons. I know what I'm about to tell you sounds terrible but you don't know if someone has peeped (that's what Noelle calls it) on them. If you cut the melons with a knife the bad stuff can get on the fruit. Plus the vinegar gets the pesticides off. I do this even with my organic fruit and veggies, salad mix etc etc. Okay, I'm done being the big bossy sister-Go enjoy that yummy healthy smoothie you beautiful thing!

Tristan said...

i think that sounds yummy!!

lol..can't believe i won another book..i will have to let my niece borrow it and then put it up for way further use :)

mysteryhistorymom said...

Robin- Such good information! I certainly don't want to eat any fruit that has been "peeped" on! LoL! Does the vinegar affect the taste? I bet it just evaporates as it dries. Thank you so much for your advice, Robin. And your sweet words! Love you bunches! Lori

mysteryhistorymom said...

Tristan- I LOVE that you won another book! You are such a dear friend and faithful follower- you deserve it! You may want to read it first before giving it to Blakelee. There isn't anything inappropriate but it may be a bit much for her to take in right now. Katie wasn't quite ready for some things she read. tee hee... It will all be coming soon enough, though!:( Lori

~The Robins Nest~ said...

I use apple cider vinegar and don't notice a taste...BUT you can rinse the fruit after the vinegar wash if you notice a taste. My mom and I have been washing our fruit and veggies this way forever-She uses regular vinegar. It's kind of a pain to do, I do it right when I bring all the fresh stuff home from the store...I put a big towel on a counter for drying. It just gives me peace of mind~♥

mysteryhistorymom said...

Sounds good, Robin, and it makes a lot of sense. Thanks so much for looking out for me, Sis.:) Lori

Tristan said...

Thanks for the heads up! I will for sure read it first..maybe I will just book mark it and read it to her when we have our slumber parties :)

Elise said...

Looks so yummy, Lori!!! I pile the spinach high and give it a whirl, then add all my fruits, sometimes Greek Yogurt or Almond Milk. My kids love it, too!!
Elise

mysteryhistorymom said...

Tristan- The book is PERFECT for slumber parties! You are such a wonderful auntie.:) Lori

mysteryhistorymom said...

Elise- They really are good! I never thought I would give them a try but the fruit is 0 points on Weight Watchers and the yogurt and apple juice is minimal. Great way to start the day.:) Lori

Sherri said...

One of the girls in my office has a Green Smoothie every morning. I'm getting back on the WW wagon Monday morning and I'm going to start my day with a Greenie!! Have a great weekend Lori!!

mysteryhistorymom said...

Good for you, Sherri! Weight Watchers has helped me so much and these green smoothies are such fun to make!:) Lori

val said...

haha, no way....the only green stuff will pass my lips is if it looks like a fruit or veggie!

mysteryhistorymom said...

Val- I used to feel the same way but I love that I can sneak the spinach into something yummy! You don't even taste it! I do love spinach salad, too.:) Lori