Good mooooorning! How is that for a mouthful? I experimented with a new twist on the Green Monster, quite berry-licious. As local, organic fruits hit the markets I am cleaning them out. This week I have been is dire need of a nutrition detox.. not the kind of detox yoooou’re thinking about. 😉 (click here for the Down Low on Detox Diets). I just need a week of good, whole foods; no junk, no alcohol, just pure freshness!! So, ta-daaa… it’s smoothie time..
I’ve been hooked on green monsters ever since I started following blogs. It actually all began with my first blog crush, Jenna. Bethany still likes to tease me about saying things like, “my new best friend Jenna says..”. Or about the fact that I started drinking Layer Cake Shiraz after seeing her blog about it. Yes, I’m a nerd, and now the cat’s outta the bag. 😀
Soooooo, as for my my new crush. It still packs the same punch as the original GM, but with extra immune-boosting berries. Plus, all that spinach is loaded with Popeye antioxidants that keep things regular, while significantly reducing your risk for prostate, ovarian, and colon cancer. Hello ladies and gentleman, have you had your spinach today? Everything you need…
2 cups (or handfuls) raw spinach
1 cup almond milk
1 cup mixed berries: blackberries, rasberries, strawberries
Spoonful plain greek yogurt (about 2 T)
1 T almond butter
1 cup ice
I wasn’t planning on adding the almond butter, but to be honest, the spinach flavor was a bit overpowering without it. I still love my banana and spinach smoothies, but this is a tasty way to mix things up. Perfect for a post-run fix.. or a Sunday treat while basking in the warm summer sun. However, drinking it as a pre-run smoothie is just asking for trouble. I do not advise. But speaking of running, I am pleased to say that the weather here has turned around. I can actually leave my flood gear at home… but I don’t dare pack it to the basement yet. 😉 Also, thank you soooo much for all the comments last week. It was awesome to get so much love from all the new faces. I think one of the greatest things about blogging is meeting people who share a passion for food and fitness. I look forward to visiting your blogs as well. So with that I’ll another great quote. This one rings true with me too..
“Some days you’ll be slower than others. Some days might hurt a bit. But as long as you’re on the road it’s going to be a good day” –anonymous
Amen to that!
What mantras really get you laced up for a run?
What’s your favorite smoothie concoction?