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Mystery Ingredient Green Shakes!

green shake - mystery ingredient

This past Friday my daughter and I went for an easy run on the Suwanee Creek Greenway, which happens to be a flat, quiet trail with a guarantee of a close encounter with some of the wildlife that live around it. It is a very, very scenic trail and if the endorphins don’t get you jazzed, the scenery surely will!

As we knew it was Food Truck Friday at the adjacent Suwanee Town Center Park, we planned on doing a quick walk through to see what trucks were there and then leaving -sparing the crowds which were gathering to enjoy food and music; from enjoying the aroma of our smelly, sweaty selves!

However – some plans are meant to be changed!

When we found out the local band that was scheduled to play was a favorite of ours, we decided to throw caution to the wind (and our sweaty, smelly, post run aromas too) and hang out – because, in my daughters words (which she “borrowed” off of Rookie Blue): “we were due-for a chill session”!

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“The moments of happiness we enjoy take us by surprise. It is not that we seize them, but that they seize us.”

-Ashley Montagu-

We hung out till darkness fell (by this time we were sweaty no more – however, I cannot say the same for the smelly part) and danced and bopped and goofy-grinned through Rupert’s Orchestra’s versions of “Billie Jean” and “Rolling in the Deep” and “Heya” and probably the best cover band rendition of “Thriller” I’ve heard!

All in all – we were definitely over-due for a carefree, fun, summer night!

Then when we got home we had these shakes – they are not any shake mind you! They are packed with an ingredient that isn’t usually found in green shakes – at least not the ones I seem to have come across so far.

Aaaaannnnd seeing this is August I figured I would see if y’all could guess the mystery ingredient in this shake – the ingredient that gives this shake it’s green color and packs a powerful protein punch. Along with it’s generous protein provisions, it’s also jam packed with fiber and vitamins C & K.

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I have a couple of recipes on here using this nutrient powerhouse – one savory and one sweet – but neither in shake form.

I will post the full recipe when I reveal the mystery ingredient – but FYI – these shakes also had a cup of frozen grapes, 1.5 cups of almond milk, a dash of vanilla and cinnamon and half a banana, in addition to a cup of the mystery ingredient.

If you take a closer look, you might even see it…

mystery green shake

So – did any of my clues help you figure out what the mystery ingredient might be?

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hotlyspiced

Wednesday 6th of August 2014

Outdoor concerts during summer are wonderful. How lovely for you and your daughter to have that special time together. It looks like a great night out. I'm too scared to guess what the mystery ingredient might be! xx

Shashi

Friday 8th of August 2014

Outdoor concerts are indeed the best - in Atlanta there are so many summer and fall festivals and events so I get my fill! xx

Erin | The Law Student's Wife

Tuesday 5th of August 2014

Celery? Also, I am going to start saying "due for a chill session" in casual conversation. LOVE it.

Shashi

Friday 8th of August 2014

Haha - well, Erin - it's Friday and we are so “due for a chill session”!

Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl

Tuesday 5th of August 2014

I have no idea what the secret ingredient is but now I want some grapes bad!

Shashi

Friday 8th of August 2014

Frozen grapes are the best aren't they Pamela? :)

Ashley

Tuesday 5th of August 2014

Hmmmm avocado? Kale??

I love that there are grapes in here too - I've never used those in a smoothie before! And it sounds like you had such a fun summer night with your daughter!! :)

Shashi

Friday 8th of August 2014

Good guesses Ashley ... but am late in replying and you know the mystery ingredient - it's weird but good! :)

Asmita (@FoodieAsmita)

Tuesday 5th of August 2014

Wow! This green shake looks incredible! Would love to have a tall, chilled glass of it!

Shashi

Friday 8th of August 2014

Thanks so much Asmita