Green Blended Drinks Round Two

So, here is the offical Dr. Oz Green Drink

1/2 cup spinach, 1/2 cup chopped Cucumber, 1 Stalk Celery, 1/2 tsp Gingerroot, a pinch of Parsley, 1/2 an apple, 1tsp lime and lemon Juice. Puree till smooth. I cut down the portions to make it one serving instead of 4.

So I was not truly happy with the results from yesterday,  Which I would give a 3 out of 10 so decided today to make it as close as possable to Dr. Oz’s Green Drink, so I had everything other then the lime juice, and I carefully measured out the amounts this time.

So Tip #1, Add a bit of water to blend with, as that is twice now that I have needed to do so, I am adding as little as possable but otherwise it won’t blend till smooth.

Tip # 2, I thought it would be a good idea to had a little spice to the drink with a touch of hot peppers, I can see it being a good thing to add now and again if you want that heat, but while getting used to it.. maybe not.

Texture, this was not a drink so much as a very thick smoothie, I finally added more water to get it more drinkable, having said that, I did find the taste better then yesterday.  Will keep you posted on different mix’s and results.

Dang, but that be one “Green Drink” LOL I would give it a 5 out of 10, and think you would get used it..

Ok, so Day 3 on this green Blended Drink, and first, I am so surprised but I woke up craving my green drink HUH?

So I went and reread the arcticle on Dr. Oz’s #1 fat cure, in regards to the Green Drink and why it works, and it says that you can add a bit more fruit at time to change the taste of the drink, then I went to my big blenders recipes and a cookbook that had a area on blended drinks.

So this morning with a rating of 8 an half out of ten, I give you this yummy Green Drink Recipe

1/2 cup spinach, 1/2 cup chopped Cucumber, 1 Stalk Celery, 1/2 tsp Gingerroot, a pinch of Parsley, 1/2 an apple, 1tsp lime and lemon Juice. 

I used the Dr. Oz recipe as the base, after all, he know’s alot more about this then me, then I added two homecanned (they were canned in light syrup, which I took them out of) peach halfs, and a heaping tablespoon of Greek Style yogurt, about 1/4 cup of ice cold water and blended it together..

All the goodness, none of the bitter aftertaste of the original.

So went to town and got the last of the few things I needed to add to the drink, which would include fresh Ginger and Lime Juice.. I like it better with the fresh ginger in it, between the lime and the lemon juice, its really growing on me.

Yesterday Day 4, I tried it with Banana, and didn’t like it as much, today I went back to the extra being the peaches, but didn’t add any yogurt, tried it with just the Dr.Oz recipe and extra canned peaches, and quite liked it as well..

DH has joined me for the past two days in having his, to which it got a offical review of.. its ok, I can get used to it 🙂

I on the other hand am starting to like it more and more each day that I am having one..

So tonight, we tried adding blueberries as our fruit, not bad, I will give it a 6 out of ten. Despite blending it lots, I found that the blueberries skins added a bit of rough mouth feel texture that I am not sure I like as much as the smooth blend of the peaches, but I like the taste itself very much.

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5 Responses to Green Blended Drinks Round Two

  1. colleensays says:

    Well you’ve sure been busier writing this week than me! I wanted to try the Green Oz, but have not been brave enough yet. But, I will take your advice and try your less bitter version. Thanks for posting it and stopping by! Weigh-ins coming!

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  4. Deb W says:

    Beautiful colours FarmGal!!

  5. Lynn says:

    Sounds like the blender you are using doesn’t blend things well enough. There shouldn’t be any skins from the blueberries. I add them all the time without having skins. I like a combination of pears with ginger and some blueberries. I also have added kale and coconut water to mine. Very delicious! This morning I actually tossed in a small wedge of lemon (pith, rind and all – but my blender handles grinding this down to nothing). So good!

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