Originally Posted by lisa32989
To figure this out, frozen nutritional stats need to be compared to fresh.
If my math is correct...
It looks like 1 c frozen has 45 calories (156 g) http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/...roducts/2630/2
1 c raw has 7 (30 g) http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/...roducts/2626/2
45/7 = approx 6.4 (I'm gonna round down to 6)
According to my math (if I did it right), you're not gonna use very much frozen spinach! 1/6 of a cup = 1 c raw or 1/3 of a cup would be equivalent to a 2 c raw serving.
It looks to me like you've been using 6.4 one cup servings of raw spinach in your protein shake.
Since we eat 4 c. veggies on IP, it looks like some adjustment may be needed.
If you do the math by weight, 156 grams in 1 c frozen. 30 g in 1 c raw makes 5.2 one-cup raw weight servings in each cup of frozen.
Either way, a lot more frozen spinach fits into a cup than raw!
Wow, thank you SO much Lisa!! Apparently, I have been using WAY too much frozen spinach in my shakes!
I didn't realize there would be that much of a difference between frozen and raw. I don't even know how to measure 1/6 of a cup!
I guess it's between and 1/8 and 1/4 of a cup, correct?
Again, thank you so much for responding Lisa... I will adjust the amount of frozen spinach I add to my protein shake starting tomorrow morning!