Saturday, April 10, 2010

Smoothie #4

I picked up my blender Wednesday afternoon and have made one smoothie each day since. I've been throwing in an array of fruits—oranges, bananas, strawberries, tangerines, grapes, pineapples—and only a couple green veggies so far—spinach, broccoli, and chard.

I think today's concoction was my favorite—less fruit and more green. I'm hypoglycemic, so a banana a day doesn't do well for my head. Thursday and Friday I had headaches all day, and I have a feeling it was from getting too many fruits with high carb contents. Pineapple and grapes also have high carb contents (15%), but today I chose to eliminate the banana (20% carbs) and the protein powder to see how I feel. Here's what I'm drinking at the moment:

1 c. water
10 grapes
2 tangerines, peeled
2 slices pineapple w/ cores, frozen
2 handfuls fresh spinach, frozen
1 chard leaf, stem and all
6 ice cubes

Another tid bit of info: After making the smoothie, my roommate helped me get the lid off my tub of pure white coconut oil. It's beautiful and smells like island heaven. I've never actually been to the islands, but I've been to the Caribbean and it's the same to me. So I threw in 2 spoonfuls after the fact and then blended. It turned into little yummy coconut ice chunks, which I don't prefer, so I'll be sure to put the coconut oil in with the rest of the fruits and veggies or blend at a higher speed next time. Can't wait for the lauric acid to get busy doing it's job!

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