Thursday, February 20, 2014

Kale Smoothies and Yummi Pouches

I've been really enjoying my Vitamix I got at the end of last year. I've made all sorts of things from foccacia to pizza dough to even falafels using it, but funny as it is, I haven't made very many smoothies, mostly because the foolish members of my family just don't care for smoothies in general. sigh.

So, when I make a smoothie, it's pretty much for me. Big Sis will occasionally humor me and drink one with me, but as long as it doesn't have strawberries in them. sigh.

ANYWAY, I wanna go running today but my eating habits and lunch usually get in the way of working out. Sounds silly, but I often wait too long to have lunch due to busy mornings and when I finally do, I am STARVING and end up eating too much - which means I don't feel like working out after the gluttony. And by the time lunch has been nicely digest and I have the inkling to, it's time for the girls to come home from school. sigh.

Today, I decided to make myself a healthy mid-morning smoothie to keep me going and by noon, I should be nice and ready for some sort of workout - unless I find some other kind of excuse. ;)

It always looks so pretty and nice going INTO the blender, but hold on, people, it's about to get ugly all up in there.


See? sigh.


That's why these yummi pouches are so awesome. Because, even though I actually LIKE the taste of my healthy smoothie, who wants to stare cross-eyed at this yucky green slurry as you drink it down?!?! :)

So, which would you prefer to drink from? The glass or this yummi pouch w/ the cute green zig zag design? lol.


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In this smoothie:
  1. 2 handfuls of chopped kale
  2. 1 frozen banana
  3. 3 frozen strawberries
  4. 6 pre-cut carrots
  5. 1/2 cup frozen blueberries
  6. about 1/2 - 3/4 cup lactose-free milk
Makes about 2 16 oz servings.

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Yummi Pouches - for earth-friendly alternatives to fun and easy to-go snacks!



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6 comments:

Jenn Christ said...

Looks delicious!

Shailynn Krow said...

That looks great. We are big on smoothies here too. The pouches look awesome though. I'm going to have to get some.

Unknown said...

Thanks for sharing the recipe, I've been on a kale smoothie kick lately, here is one of my faves - http://www.ivlproducts.com/all-day-energy-greens-drink/fitness-and-nutrition/Green-Supplement-Green-Smoothie-Recipes-to-Keep-You-Fueled-Throughout-Your-Day.aspx

happyvballgirl said...

Thanks, Jenn!

happyvballgirl said...

Thanks, Shailynn! And the pouches are awesome! :)

happyvballgirl said...

My pleasure! THanks for stopping by and sharing your fave! :)