Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Welcome to Juicy Lucy's Juice and Smoothie Shop

I've never made a green smoothie before with vegetables. I'm not feeling so hot today, so I figured I'd focus on meal planning and trying out new things on the Calories In aspect of weight loss. Out came the food processor! If you are looking for exact measurements or nutritional value information, you're going to have to look elsewhere. Confession: I did try to mess with the color values just a bit so the smoothie would look more green instead of the brownish-sandy-faded green color in reality. Yum? Indeed.

Lucy is Losing It Green Smoothie Recipe

Materials and Ingredients: 
Food processor
Handfuls of fresh spinach
one banana that is destined to become banana bread soon if it gets more spots
blueberries with stems pulled off
raspberries that have not molded yet (oops!)
a splash of milk

Directions: Dump stuff, put on lid, push the button, and pour.

Inevitably, the littles will want to try. I was informed it is "Find All Swim Suits and Try Them On Day." I will be attempting to turn it into "Retrieve Swim Suits and Put them Back Where They Belong Day."

I think we have a winner. She ate her sister's leftovers, too. I thought the smoothie was absolutely delicious, and I will definitely be scouring Pinterest for more recipes. If I can shove in who knows what veggies, I can certainly get down with this weight loss business if I could drink these daily.

Last month, I watched Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead on Netflix. It's about a man who drinks nothing but juiced fruits and veggies for 60 days. The results were amazing! Other people in the documentary also had inspirational results. I am hoping by incorporating these smoothies into my diet that my mental health will directly benefit. If I feed my brain with vitamins and minerals, maybe I'll diminish the Rage that comes from nowhere. Nutrients that Enhance Mental Health and Wellness is an article I found with a great list of what does what. (As with anything on the intertronz, do your own research about author credibility, etc.)

Please post links or recipes involving your favorite smoothies! I'd love to try them. I'd also love to hear about how drinking these green smoothies helped with mental health.


  1. Check out www.incrediblesmoothies.com :)

  2. Can you get all of your nutrients from smoothies? My cousin did only juicing for a while and lost a LOT of weight. For some reason I just can't see that as being healthy, but, then again, I'm sure it's healthier than diet pills and fad diets, right?

  3. You should check out Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead. They were constantly drinking the stuff. I would be so sad without cheese.

  4. You know me and my love for Reese's Cups...

    PB&C protein shake (my closest alternative to and peanut butter and chocolate milkshake) - I can't find everything here in Korea to do it, but I think this is how I did it before:

    2 scoops chocolate protein powder
    1 scoops PB2 (dehydrated PB powder)
    1 c ice
    1 almond milk
    1/2 Nonfat Greek yogurt
    Stevia to taste

    Adjust ingredients as necessary for consistency...

    Throw it in, blend it, drink it!

  5. I love a good smoothie, but I have to watch how much milk or soy milk I use. I haven't tried almond milk and I am not a fan of coconut anything (unless it's in a cookie/baked good and I can't really tell). This might be a dumb question, but can I just use ice and leave the milk/yogurt/whatever out of it?