How is your new year going? I don’t know about you, but I’ve been craving salads like whoa. After the indulgence of the holidays, a little vegetable action is not only welcomed, but necessary.
So, how have I been getting my veggies? A few different ways. In addition to daily mega salads, I’ve added vegetables to my breakfast.
Thanks to my awesome husband, I now own the world’s coolest blender. I mentioned the Vitamix in my holiday gift ideas and my cute guy paid attention. I was surprised and so excited! Now, nothing is safe in our house. What can I blend??
One thing I’ve been enjoying is smoothies for breakfast. In my smoothies, I’ve been cramming in handfuls of greens – mainly spinach and baby kale. Yes, it turns the smoothie green. No, you can’t taste the greens. Seriously.
Here’s my current favorite mix:
Green Breakfast Smoothie
1 cup almond milk (other milks would work fine too)
1 Tablespoon protein powder of choice (I like Amazing Grass Chocolate Flavor)
1 Tablespoon almond or peanut butter
2-3 handfuls spinach or kale or swiss chard
1 banana in chunks (frozen is best if you have it)
3-6 ice cubes, depending on if your banana was frozen
Blend on high until well-blended.
There are so many variations to this. I’ve added other frozen fruit, silken tofu, and raw oats (I have to get my oatmeal somewhere!).
I’ve been amazed that the smoothie will hold my hunger until lunch. It’s also impossible to not feel healthy after drinking it. You’re getting at least 3 servings of fruits/veggies!
There are tons of people out there who believe in the power of the green smoothie. It even has it’s own website!
As you can tell, I’m pretty jazzed about the green smoothie…and my blender. A very thoughtful gift led to a very healthy start to my new year. Win-win!
Have you tried a green smoothie? What did you think? How are you getting your veggies this January?