It’s officially summer around here and that means sun, fun, and vacation. (Clearly my brain has already gone on vacation seeing as I misspelled “monster” this morning.)
The good news is that on Thursday I leave for Las Vegas to spend four days with one of my best friends (who is getting married!) This means lots of sun, fun, and photography (which I can’t wait.) Other than that, my summer plans are still somewhat up in the air.
However, I decided that since I am taking the summer off to enjoy, I needed to really focus on my health, diet, and exercise. Enter in this green smoothie.
I’ve seen many versions of this floating around the internet but I knew that I really didn’t want to make one until I got fresh spinach from the farm. If I was going to drink spinach for breakfast, it was going to have to be fresh spinach. So finally on Thursday, I got my spinach and the next morning I made this smoothie for breakfast.
The verdict? I’ll definitely be making this again. The banana added just enough sweetness to cover the spinach taste and I felt good drinking a healthy dose of fruit and vegetables for breakfast. I also can’t wait until I start getting blueberries and strawberries from the farm so I can mix it up a bit! If you’re still wondering whether or not you’d be brave enough to try it- just do it! I really don’t think you’ll be disappointed!
Green Monster Smoothie
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 2 larges handfuls of spinach
- 1 tablespoon flaxseed ground
- 3 ice cubes
- 1 banana
- Place ingredients in a blender starting with almond milk ending with the banana.
- Pulse on high until perfectly blended.
- If you want it colder, add a couple more ice cubes.
by Erin Alderson