{Today’s Lunchbox} Double Smoothie

by Valerie on March 10, 2011 · 6 comments

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Today’s lunchbox consists of:

I find smoothies to be incredibly filling, particularly when they contain protein powder and/or hemp seeds, hence the slightly more bare lunchbox than usual  Still, there are 32 oz of smoothies there, packed with about 5 servings of fruits and vegetables and 30 grams of protein between the two.  As well as another one and half cups of stir-fry.

The reason for this double smoothie fest? My Vitamix is making strange noises and the variable speeds no longer work. Boo.  I called Vitamix and they sent me a shipping label so today is the last day you will see smoothies in my lunchbox for a while. I guess I will become more reliant on the food processor for a while, as well as the new juicer we purchased when it became clear the Vitamix would need to be sent back to the factory.  I had planned to buy a juicer in April in time for all the great summer produce, but knowing I would be without green smoothies soon, I knew I needed a way to get some liquid greens in me, so the plan is to make juices instead of smoothies for a couple of weeks.  When the Vitamix comes back, I suspect I will alternate between making smoothies versus juices.

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1 Faith March 10, 2011 at 1:24 pm

I absolutely never would have made a squash smoothie on my own idea – lets be honest, it's odd enough putting spinach in! I love the idea, though! What sort of flavor dos it have? I know in a green smoothie, you don't really taste the spinach/kale/whathaveyou, is it similar for the other version?


2 Johanna B March 10, 2011 at 3:12 pm

I started my day with a big green smoothie and some great exercise. It's amazing how much better I feel when I take the time to do these things in the morning. Love the looks of your stir fry.


3 ELC March 10, 2011 at 5:57 pm

That salad looks absolutely delicious!!


4 bitt March 10, 2011 at 11:03 pm

Oh no, sorry about the vitamix. The week I lost my blendtec due to repairs was the worst ever. Now I have a back-up.

Do you drink smoothies for breakfast too? Or just lunch. I used to have a big one for breakfast and save half of it for a snack at work.


5 Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table March 11, 2011 at 5:33 am

Hi! I just stumbled upon your blog. I was so excited to see that someone else puts squash in smoothies! I love it. And sweet potato smoothies. Ok… I love all smoothies. :)

Terrible news about your Vitamix, but that's awesome they're taking it back!


6 Pure2raw twins March 11, 2011 at 12:16 pm

oh how I miss my smoothies :)
Everything looks great!

pure2raw twin


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