I want to eat more fruits and vegetables as a snack. This is why I forced myself NOT to make peanut butter and chocolate chip cookies last week even though I was craving it.
I have friends who swear by smoothies…including green smoothies. I love mango smoothies and peanut butter, banana, and oatmeal smoothies. But I found the calorie content is much higher than I would normally eat for a snack. I am also keeping a food diary on My Fitness Pal again.
So I tried to make a carrot/apple/banana green smoothie and I even followed a recipe.
And it was nasty. I tried to give it a fair shot and drink the whole thing to which my husband replied: “How are you enjoying your seaweed?”
My kids tried it and said it was gross. I cannot say I really blame them.
What I learned from this whole experiment is I like fruits and vegetables. I just do not prefer them all blended together. I have had a couple salads this week. I also have had banana halves, fruit and lowfat yogurt, and raisins. I will continue to eat more fruits and veggies with my meals and as a snack. I am a little afraid to venture into the green smoothie territory again.