Spinach in a protein shake?...YES!
- 05-03-2008, 03:52 AM
Spinach in a protein shake?...YES!
I don't know why I did it, but actually its not that bad. I don't know about you, but I typically have a hard time eating spinach unless I'm at a salad bar. I was making some bruchetta, and had some left over spinach. Here was the shake I made: 1 scoop chocolate whey, 1 cup spinach, 1/2 cup strawberries, 2 cups ultra skim, 1/2 cup oats. I didn't taste the spinach at all, maybe just a slightly more organic taste. It did turn it a nasty greenish brown color though, but if you can get past that, its a great way to get plenty of phytonutrients, fiber, iron, and B's. Oh yeah, here is how I made the bruschetta: Thin slices of your favorite bread, a layer of spinach, a layer of diced roma tomatoes, garlic, a drissle of EVOO, and a sprinkle of low fat mozzerella. Goes great with whole wheat pasta w/ lean meat of your choice.
- 05-03-2008, 04:03 AM
I'm not going to lie.. I just gagged a little, but to be fair it can't be any worse tasting than certain bulk powders mixed into a protein shake. I'll probably give it a shot just for the heck of it.
Oh, and I require a sample of the Bruschetta .. it sounds really good.
05-03-2008, 04:05 AM
yeah, strangely enough, i've done that. i have a habit of blenderizine a lot of things. the other day, i was in a hurry, so to make my veggie consumption quick, i took and threw in my carrots, celery, and lettuce with a splash of v8. not good, but not bad.
the results are always good, though. new recipe for everything everyone: hit it with a blender!
05-03-2008, 04:15 AM
I'd have waited for another day instead of putting it into a chocolate flavored shake, lol. Could be a good way to help bulk if you like to drink bloody marys though, lol.
05-03-2008, 04:28 AM
Way ahead of you. I have been using Strawberry protein, banana, spinach, and pineapple for months. Lots of anti-O's and very alkalinic as well.
M.Ed. Ex Phys
05-03-2008, 09:56 AM
One of my personal favorites, even though its not a protein shake, is 1 can of tomato sauce (just tomato paste and water) spinach, Italian seasoning, 1 tbsp of parm cheese, and splenda to taste. This makes a pizza sauce that is amazing on chicken, broccoli, cauliflowers, etc. I suppose you could put in on pasta too lol
Muscle Pharm Rep
05-03-2008, 12:23 PM
05-03-2008, 01:01 PM
05-03-2008, 01:56 PM
05-03-2008, 02:26 PM
05-04-2008, 02:54 AM
Guys, I'm telling you, TRY IT, it really doesn't alter the taste of the shake. Color, yes but taste no. That is, if you're interested in eating spinach. I made it today with oats, vanilla protein, and milk and it looked like a shamrock shake. Now I'm not talking about frozen spinach, now that would be kinda gross. I'm talking about fresh, store bought, flat leaf baby spinach.
05-06-2008, 05:22 PM
speaking of odd things to do with veggies---ok, lemme start by saying, i usually eat my veggies raw, but sometimes i like em steamed. so i got this frozen brocolli. well, my roommate moved out and took the microwave with him, and i was sitting there with frozen brocolli.
so i cooked them on the pan on the stove, you know, with water. well, i wanted to drink the water, too. so as to get my nutrients. i also wanted to drink a cup of hot tea. then it dawned on me, put the tea bag into the brocolli/water. two in one. not bad either.
i used jasmine tea bags, two of em, and it was good. try it sometime for an antioxidant kick.
05-06-2008, 07:39 PM
This is just liek the sandwich i posted awhile ago in the bulk section, everyone yucked but its the shyt.
I wont be doing this but i belive you its goods.
I just eat spinach and carrots or spinach as my side at dinner, raw baby leaves. Love em'
I bought the NOW Phyto foods, i have yet to man up to put it in one of my shakes...
05-11-2008, 06:35 PM
the grosser the healthier!
ya i think if u can get past the greenish color, it wouldn't be that bad at all!
thanks for the idea!
05-13-2008, 04:10 AM
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