Do you ever have those days where you feel really productive, but then you still have a gagillion things to do at the end of the night?
That’s me. Now.
I took a nice break in the middle of homework and design stuff to go to the gym and get my fit on with my friend Brooke. I ran to the gym (1.3 miles), biked 4 miles when I got the gym, did an ab workout and lifted free weights). I’m feeling great! I came home and made a delicious…
GREEN MONSTER SMOOTHIE
This smoothie is my go to after I have a great workout and need something healthy to build up my muscles!
THE RECIPE ACCORDING TO THE HEARTY HERBIVORE
Barely altered from Iowa Girl Eats
1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
1 frozen banana, sliced*
1 Tablespoon Flax seeds
1 Tablespoon peanut butter
1 cup (or more!) spinach
Add all ingredients to a single serve blender.
Whir around until the frozen banana is completely minced and there are no chunks in the smoothie.
Drink straight from the blender, or serve in a tall glass.
Easy enough, eh?
*My only comment today is about the frozen bananas. Every time I buy bananas, I bring them home, peel them, and slice them. Then I put the in a freezer bag and store them until I’m ready to make a smoothie! The only problem with this is they freeze into one big chunk, and sometimes it’s an ordeal getting them out. Trust me, though. It’s better to break off clasts (that’s a geology word!) of bananas than to peel a frozen banana.
It’s day two of Lent!
I didn’t have too hard of a day. I haven’t boarded the struggle bus just yet.
2 pieces of toast
1 glass of orange juice
Bowl of Skyline Chili
with crackers (this was weird because I usually eat it with spaghetti or on a veggie dog!)
A few golden raisins
Lunch wasn’t too challenging for me considering Skyline is pretty sweet.
Green Monster Smoothie
Dinner was pretty sweet as well, with the butternut squash.
Now I’m making salt and vinegar chickpeas! Thanks, Oh She Glows
How do you make your green monster smoothies?I’ve heard several ways of making them, but this is the most convenient recipe for me!