Saturday, September 08, 2007

I tried the Green Drink

...and loved it! I have heard great and marvelous rumors about the health benefits of a "green drink" but I've never had a recipe to try it, or testimony's to back it up. I was super excited to see such a recipe posted on Becky Westover's blog several weeks ago. This morning was the first chance I've had to try it, and the results are in: it's delicious! However, Brad took his first drink and immediately pulled his face together as if he just eaten a big hand full of Sour Patch Kids. It was humorous. But I didn't believe his charades for one minute. The drink isn't sour at all, I think it's plenty sweet just as it is. I can see why it would be tempting to add less fruit even. In the end Brad did drink his whole glass, so really it can't be that bad. And he couldn't deny that it was very healthy for him. He seemed very excited when he yelled "it will give me Popeye strength to go fix my bike!" as he rushed out the door to the garage. I could see me making this drink a lot. I really like spinach, always have, but I can't get away with spinach salads for dinner very often. Brad always says "salad is what food eats" while banging his chest like a cave man. By making these smoothies I can eat all the spinach I want for breakfast, lunch or...dinner. And I'll even bet you money that Brad will join me. Try it, I DARE you, and let me know what you think.

8 comments:

Andy Thomas said...

We would like to recommend a Sour Patch Smoothie that might be more to Brad's liking. Place 50 green Sour Patch Kids in a blender with 2 cups of sprite. Absolutely no spinach. You wll be surprised to hear that this is actually a very, very healthy drink and will give you the Popeye energy you will need to put our bikes back together. We can't wait to see you guys.

Jessie said...

I'm all for trying the sour patch drink... But I've heard two many good things about this that I think I'll break down and see if I like it. It just sounds SOOO sick! I hate spinach!

Two Wheeler said...

It really wasn't as bad as the reaction that Gina describes about me. I love sweet drinks (those of you that came to our New Year's Mocktail will know this), so I needed something sweeter. Now a bit of cane sugar juice would make it just about right. It is similar to Odwalla's Superfood, but just different enough.

Tuttles said...

Hmm... I'm a little skeptical. I don't really like spinach but I do like smoothies!

{lizzythebotanist} said...

i love superfood, but it's sooo pricey sometimes. we'll have to give this a try. looks good (and looks better in your pic than in becky's pics). p.s. i've been wondering why you don't have a blog, gina, then i finally found this today. don't get me wrong, i love reading about bikes and diesel engines, but i'd rather read about food and fun! p.p.s wondering if you (gina) have plans tonight....some friends and i are going to see a free movie....email me or call me if you are interested...lizzythebotanist@blogspot.com/801.234.0404

g Duncan said...

Liz, I'm glad you found me. This "family" blog exists because I have a limited capacity for bikes and cars as well. (of course, no offense to Brad). However, there are other things going on in our lives besides his obsessions. Shocking, I know. About tonight, I'll email you!

jarv said...

I want to try this green drink. A friend of ours had breast cancer a few years ago and overcame it and now she drinks this "green drink" everyday. I've heard a lot of good things about it. will you email me the recipe?

Michelle LeeAnn Duncan said...

Wanna email me the recipe? :)