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3 Feb 2012

My first homemade green smoothie


So Natural Nigerian always talks about eating healthy on her blog amongst other things. I love anything relating to healthy living but I must confess I am not completely there. I still drink coca cola on &off despite my resolution to stop and I don’t drink as much water as I should. Anyway, NN posted a liquidised veg and fruit recipe on her blog which I decided to try out. To be honest the idea of drinking vegetable didn’t sound appealing to me but another part of me was curious and intrigued.
So I got my ingredients- some green grapes, a green apple and spinach.


I washed and threw all into my dedicated blender for smoothies (which I have only made once, actually my sister did when she was visiting from the states a few years ago, SMH for myself).



I added a little water and blended the mix- looked like green gooey. lol!


  
I poured into my cup. (Sorry not so clear photos)



At this point I confess I was scared to taste the gooey mix… but then I took the first sip… OMG.. It was de-li-cious!!! I kid you not… ! I took the second sip- yummmm. Princess was already asking for some so I gave her in a mug. She was gulping it, saying " hmm yummy" lol. The apple and the grapes downplayed the taste of the spinach which totally helped. My only issue was I didn’t like the feel of the apple skin in my mouth so decided to sieve the drink!



Much better!!!  The quantity reduced drastically and I probably lost some nutrients doing this but oh well... I gulped my tasty drink down. NN has a vitamix so her fruits including skin blend smoothly, lucky her! Next time I think I would just peel my apple. I was going to make more the next day but um Baale and Princess have chopped my grapes finish. So back to the market to get some more grapes.
This drink is full of nutrients (according to NN- "antioxidants, chlorophyll, phytonutrients, fibre, Vitamins A, C, K, E, B1, B6, Manganese, potassium and much more!") and it is lip-smacking, what more do you need? Seriously, you guys should try it out; your lives will never remain the same again :)
Now to some interesting news
  1. We are giving away two powerful books on the soulsistas blog. Do check it out as it ends Feb 12.
  2. We are also running a love chronicles series in the month of Feb. We have lined up some guest bloggers to tell us about their love stories and their marriages. It was kicked off by Gbemisoke on Wednesday. This is one series you don’t want to miss.

God bless people!

20 comments:

  1. LOl! the drink does look slimey though! hehehehe!

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    1. i know right. It took me a few good minutes before taking the first sip but it was lovely, I promise.

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  2. Hmmm, sound like you guys really enjoyed it

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    1. We sure did. Hope you enjoyed ur birthday yesterday. I tried calling you.

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  3. The look of the blended stuff reminds me of some concoction used to cure stomach trouble. lol. Aunty, if I didn't now know the ingredients, I'm not sure I'd be willing to taste that stuff o! But maybe i'll try it someday. Who nor wan get vitamins for bodi? lol

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    1. Ahaha agbo jedi ko yen?

      Get your madam to make some for the house. U will come back with your testimony :D

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  4. I am so glad you liked it! It is the easiest way of getting your required daily amount of fruit, veggies and all the vitamins and goodness that come with it.

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    1. thanks again for posting the recipe :)

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  5. Wow! I'll have to try this one out!!! Yummy green stuff!

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    1. Yes dear, u should. Will love to know your experience..

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  6. ooooohhh... i'm not a huge fan of smoothies or deliberately eating healthy but i love apples, i love grapes and i love spinach so this is something i'll definately try. Looks yuckey but i'll take your word for how good it takes,lol

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    1. Yes pls try it...Would love to hear ur feedback

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  7. I can totally try this one, I'm OK with all the stuff involved. Yeah I was thinking you should peel the apple next time than sieve. :)

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  8. I'm not surprised it tasted good. Being a fruit and vegetable junkie, i mix any and everything.

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  9. Hi Aloted...you sent me a mail sometime late january but I accidentally deleted it. Could you re-send it again? Let me know on my blog if you've sent it.

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  10. Glad you put the smoothie blender to use again! I make them almost everyday, And yes, I like to peel the apples too. I have a big bag of strawberries in my freezer and I have a ready supply of bananas. Those are my two favorite ingredients, and then I pretty much just add any other fruit (apples, tangerines, pears,) and whatever juice I have in the fridge. My new favorite is
    - carrot juice (which I am not a big fan of by itself),
    - apple juice,
    - banana,
    - tangerine/ orange and
    - strawberry
    Your life will def not remain the same. Mine doesn't, everyday!

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  11. Looking at the finished product, it seems that the shake does not seem appealing at all, gooey stuff is a huge turn off lol. But i believed in you that it tastes great. Going to do that next Sunday.

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  12. That looks delicious...will try it out sometime.

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  13. Pls is spinach ugwu or ewedu. Help a sister out I need to start my smoothies

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    1. Hi Adeyinka,I just googled to find out what spinach is called in naija and it seems its efo shoko.

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