1. Suejaymes on June 3, 2012 at 5:54 am

    Hi how many calories is all that. Don’t want to go over the daily 500 cals by adding that and not guessing right the calories. Thanks

    • carolensminger on June 4, 2012 at 4:39 pm

      You need to figure it out – use your 1 fruit and then add as much spinach as you like and stay close to 500. If you go over with spinach it’s totally fine 🙂

    • SheilaT on December 28, 2015 at 1:48 pm

      It looks like (using my calorie counter) is 93-100 calories.

  2. Rae on June 3, 2012 at 4:09 pm

    My kitchen appliances is also stainless steel.   Where did you get that neat blender???

    • carolensminger on June 4, 2012 at 4:39 pm

      Look above the video and you will see a link. I totally LOVE it 🙂

  3. Gaudygirl on June 4, 2012 at 12:44 am

    For 2 cups of spinach how much does that weigh?  I never know how to measure spinach.

    • carolensminger on June 4, 2012 at 4:39 pm

      You can measure it by the cup or put it on a food scale. 

  4. Wittdeb4 on June 4, 2012 at 1:09 am

    loved it!!!!

  5. Wittdeb4 on June 4, 2012 at 1:10 am

    loved it!!!

  6. Rosemary on June 4, 2012 at 9:35 pm

    Can we use frozen spinach so it would be icy?  Also any protein powders we can use to make it an all in one meal?

    • carolensminger on June 7, 2012 at 2:23 pm

      Frozen spinach would not work the same as fresh. 

  7. Katrin on June 7, 2012 at 1:45 am

    Carol, I’m a little confused as you didn’t clarify; is the spinach used for the smoothie in addition to my other two vegetable allowance for the day – i.e .lunch and dinner? Or do I have to forgo the vegetable at meal time. Eg. Just say I had a spinach and strawberry smoothie for breakfast – 9am. Could I still have my vegetable with my protein at lunch and then again at dinner? It would help me a lot with my hunger issues if I could have the additional spinach with strawberry in a smoothie for breakfast. Thanks for confirming. Katrin (Australia)

    • carolensminger on June 7, 2012 at 2:28 pm

      You do not skip a vegetable at your other meals. I believe in having as many vegetables as you desire as long as you eat your other foods and stay within protocol calories. Green leafy vegetables are the best thing for weight loss, and low in calories, so you can have them as a snack or munch on them throughout the day. Just leave about 30 minutes in between vegetables to give you body a chance to digest before “mixing” in another vegetable. 

      • Bree on October 22, 2012 at 8:44 am

        So Carol would this then count as one of your fruits for the day? Like I can have this for breakfast but skip the fruit portion for lunch?

        • Carol Ensminger on October 22, 2012 at 11:08 am

          Yes, count the strawberries as your fruit. You can have it for breakfast and then remove a fruit from lunch or dinner.

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  9. Heidy on July 19, 2012 at 8:43 am

    I really, really like this smoothie. During P2, I use this and sometimes add the 1/2 cup fat-free cottage cheese to make a total meal of it and sometimes a tsp of cocoa.  During P3, I add a couple of scoops of whey powder and up the strawberries. It is great for a quick balanced meal….

    • Shawna Culp on September 4, 2012 at 9:00 am

      Yes Dr S uses it as a protein alternative in Pounds and Inches

  10. Ahelene410 on July 20, 2012 at 12:14 pm

    Does this smoothie count as one of your two meals a day on P2? I don’t want to make this for breakfast, thinking I still have my two proteins and vegetables for lunch and dinner. It sure sounds delicious and I’m thinking it would help with the hunger pangs I wake up with every morning whichs goes on until lunch time.

    Thanks for your help!

    • Shawna Culp on July 20, 2012 at 12:20 pm

      no I would do it in addition to your two meals

  11. SharonFlint on August 24, 2012 at 7:46 am

    I finally tried this for p2. YUMMY!!! Wish I had a ninja though. My blender doesn’t much like the spinach. Thanks, Carol!!

  12. Judy Hogan on April 5, 2013 at 5:04 pm

    Can you use almond milk instead of cow’s milk? I don’t buy milk anymore. Thanks.

  13. Lisa on April 23, 2013 at 1:16 pm

    What is the blender o r food processor you are using in video?

  14. shauna on June 1, 2013 at 2:10 am

    I really loved this it was so nice to switch it up too!

  15. Melissa on August 21, 2013 at 10:18 am

    I absolutely LOVE this smoothie!! Im day 9 P2 I heard about this smoothie 4 days ago. And now Ive had it everyday since!!

  16. val on December 5, 2013 at 4:02 pm

    So for this recipe how many calories is it?

    • admin on December 6, 2013 at 11:05 am

      measure how much of each you add in and calculate the calories 🙂 this varies person to person. Strawberries, 12 large – 72 calories Spinach 7 calories per cup– Enjoy!

  17. star on May 19, 2015 at 11:01 am

    can I use sugar in the raw?

    • admin on May 19, 2015 at 8:29 pm

      stevia- no sugar on p2

  18. Bonnie on September 9, 2015 at 7:11 am

    can I put my cococnut oil into this drink and still lose weight on P2.??

    • admin on September 9, 2015 at 8:47 am

      that is fine

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