This green drink I refer to as a "green monster". I got this idea from a great blog I found, Healthy, Hott, Housewife, go check her out, she is very funny and post some great looking food and tells you what is in it. Anyway, I changed mine up a bit and I put in 1 scoop of vanilla protein powder, 1 whole peach chopped, water and about 1 cup of spinach. I SWEAR YOU CANNOT TASTE THE SPINACH. This is an awesome way to get in some veggies and not even know it. One day that I made it I put in a splash of milk and that was good too. I HIGHLY recommend trying this. Mix it in a magic bullet or something similar. SO GOOD! That is cute little Chloe in the background and my 1 egg, 4 egg white omelet with 1 oz. of cheese in it.
Then I have tried grapefruit. Which I have tried before and DID NOT like. Someone told me you have to get off all of the rhind (sp) so now I know how to fix it and with some splenda it is pretty tasty.Next is yogurt. I do not care for yogurt. I have tried it several different times and several different types and I am just not a fan. I like milk but for some reason I don't care for the WHANG of yogurt as I call it, you know that sour milk or whatever taste it is that it has. I don't like that at all. Well, I decided to give greek yogurt a try and with some fruit in it and the occasional 1/4 cup of fiber one cereal....I LIKE IT! I will eat it again and again.
Finally, the thought and look of cottage cheese has always made me want to hurl. I mean it looks like vomit if you ask me so appropriately it makes me want to do that. Well, I was surfing the body for life website and I saw a recipe for "almost cheesecake". I LOVE ME SOME CHEESECAKE. So I thought maybe I should give this a chance and see what I think of it. Thanks to my handy dandy magic bullet that thing can whip up some cottage cheese like no one's business and it is silky, smooth and creamy. For 1 cup of cottage cheese add 1 tbsp of sugar free vanilla or french vanilla jello pudding mix and 1 tsp of vanilla and blend and put in the fridge and let it sit and it gels up a bit and add 1/4 cup of your favorite fruit, I like frozen blackberries warmed up or blueberries are good and you have a very tasty but healthy treat.
I can assure you that I NEVER thought I would be eating spinach blended up, yogurt, grapefruit and most definitely cottage cheese. I am glad I gave these foods another shot b/c they are all good foods that all provide some good nutrition. I encourage you to give a few foods another chance and one time isn't fair, you have to try them a few times or a few different types until you are absolutely certain you don't like it. Try to put it in a different form like I did the spinach and cottage cheese. GO FOR IT!