As part of Project Eat All the Costco Spinach, I decided to make green smoothies for breakfast this week. I used the basic “Green Monster” recipe that Angela at Oh She Glows has made so very popular. And it’s popular for a reason: they taste great and I really did feel healthy starting my day off with all that nutrition!
My version of the “Green Monster” (is that like a Green Flash?) includes:
- 1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk*
- 1 smallish, RIPE banana
- 1 tbsp ground flax
- ~1 cup ice
- ~1.5-2 cups spinach
- 1/2 cup frozen mango (makes it SO creamy and sweet!)
(*Mitch says soy/almond milk shouldn’t be called “milk” because soybeans and almonds don’t have nipples)
I blend the almond milk and spinach together for about 30 seconds, and then add the rest of the ingredients and blend again until smooth. We have a pretty sad blender that’s ridiculously loud so I feel a little bad making smoothies early in the morning, but they are certainly worth the pain to my eardrums.
I can’t just have a smoothie for breakfast, so I’ve been having a piece of toast with almond butter. (I always buy the unsalted raw almond butter from Trader Joe’s, but this jar was the most raw-tasting jar I’ve had, if that makes any sense. It’s like the almonds weren’t ground as finely or something. Not bad…just different…)
Phew! I finally got to posting a blog. Does anyone else feel pressure to “keep up with the Joneses” when it comes to blogging? I feel bad sometimes that I don’t post every day. I just have to remember that this blog is my creative outlet and a way to interact with like-minded bloggers/readers, and it’s not important enough to sacrifice things like sleep or boyfriend time.
However, I would like to blog more frequently, provided I feel like I have something worthwhile to say. I have some fun weekend plans on the schedule (and one, not exactly fun, but a necessary task in order to do something else that will be fun…how cryptic is that?) but instead of blabbing about them now, I’m going to keep them a secret and therefore be motivated to write timely wrap-up posts!