Green smoothies are back in my life. Life is good.
Green smoothies played a big role in the early days of my pregnancy. I was blending them up almost daily with plenty of fresh ginger (remember the Tropical Ginger Smoothie with a Secret Ingredient?) to help combat my nausea while also giving Baby H a nice dose of fruit and veggie goodness to start the day.
But after first trimester I found that I lost my taste for smoothies for a while (ironic since this coincided with the middle of summer!). It was one of those situations where the thought of one brought me back to the queasy, unpleasant feeling I had had for those first few months. Just…not appealing.
Miraculously, however, over the last two days my taste for green smoothies has come back with a vengeance!
Last week H picked up some Orange Peach Mango juice from Trader Joe’s (sooooo good) so I used that for the base. On Monday I made one with 1 cup of OPM juice, 1 frozen banana, 3/4 cup frozen strawberries, and a large handful of organic baby spinach.
Yesterday I did the same thing but used 2 frozen bananas because I was out of strawberries.
So sweet and frosty and delicious–I can’t get enough!
And I swear you cannot taste the spinach at all. Not that I personally mind the taste; I just think this would be a great starter smoothie for people who feel weird about drinking their greens.
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I’m glad your thirst for green smoothies has returned. I go in cycles with smoothies and fresh juices too. Sometimes I absolutely crave them, and other times months can go by without even thinking about them. I can totally understand if you were associating smoothies with a feeling of nausea how that would make them less than appealing!