When You Still Don’t Like Eating Your Veggies as an Adult: A smoothie recipe

TDB Fitness Newsletter 5/16/2021

I’ve always regarded with suspicion anyone who claims fruit masks the taste of greens when you put them in a smoothie. This week’s recipe, however, proved me wrong.

A photo of a blender full of green smoothie with the ingredients arranged on our unusually clean countertop.
A photo of the smoothie ingredients on our unusually clean countertop.

Tip of the week:

Green smoothies

I’ve mentioned in this newsletter before how much I detest eating my greens. Frankly, I do not like eating leaves; I’m not a giraffe. As the fearless leader of the culinary sector of the Di Bella household, Vinnie constantly blows me away with the clever ways he gets me to eat leafy greens. Most recently, he came up with a a new breakfast smoothie.

Below you will find the recipe for our breakfast smoothie 2.0. Spoiler alert: it has spinach in it. I have seen people put green leafy veggies, like spinach and kale, in their smoothies for year. Naturally, I’ve regarded this practice with suspicion.

See Vinnie make the smoothie here!

However, I will be the first to admit that I was wrong to hesitate. Don’t let the green color fool you! The mango and strawberries in this smoothie are sweet enough that you actually can’t taste the spinach at all.

Watch Vinnie make the smoothie in the video above!

Smoothie 2.0 Recipe

  • 3/4 cup frozen mango slices
  • 3/4 cup frozen strawberries
  • 1 whole banana (we use frozen)
  • 1/2 cup kefir
  • 1 cup milk (we use almond)
  • 4 ice cubes
  • 1 scoops vanilla protein powder
  • handful of fresh, clean baby spinach

Place ingredients in blender and blend until combined. Recipe feeds two adults.

In experimenting with the recipe, Vinnie unintentionally made double the amount of smoothie we needed. We poured the remaining smoothie into single portion bowls and popped them in the freezer. This made for a delicious frozen treat later!

Team Announcements

Happy Hour Workout

Thursday May 20, 2021 we will have our second official evening workout + happy hour. Join us on Facebook at 7:00 pm for a cardio workout, with a cocktail hour immediately to follow via Zoom call. 21+ only. Hope to see you there!

Outdoor Workout

We are officially scouting a location in the Plymouth/Canton area for in-person, outdoor workouts this spring and summer. We would love the opportunity to workout together outside! Stay tuned for dates in June, and let us know if you have any ideas for locations.

Tech Upgrade

We are excited to announce a much-needed upgrade to our technology. We recently purchased a new computer and a webcam. We have therefore started streaming our LIVE workouts on Youtube, and have already been enjoying the improved video quality! We wouldn’t have been able to take this small, but necessary, step forward without the support of our Team. Thanks y’all! We love you!

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