I did it! I finally hopped on the fast-moving green smoothie bandwagon and purchased a super powerful Vitamix blender!
I felt extremely guilty spending so much money on a blender (it was definitely a case of the “want” overcoming logic) but I figured if this can help me get in the habit of eating breakfast daily, it’s worth the investment!
I own a juicer and I really enjoy the freshly-extracted veggie and fruit concoction, but blending might suite me better since I can take in all the fibers and other wonderful nutrients that go to waste with juicing. And I absolutely love that there’s significantly less clean up with the blender! Woot woot!
My goal is to drink a glass of green smoothie for breakfast for the next 30 days (and hopefully longer) – or at least enough time to get my money’s worth.
Here’s what I drank today. The recipe was inspired by Peach Coconut Dream by Simple Green Smoothies. I meant to use the frozen peach but grabbed a bag of pineapple instead and was too lazy to swap.
Pineapple Green Smoothie
(Serves about 24 oz, I think)
2 cups spinach, fresh
1 kale leaf
1 cup coconut water
1 cup frozen pineapple chunks
½ cup fresh grapes
Blend the greens first with coconut water. Mix the rest of the ingredients in high, until smooth.
I went with mostly spinach this time but I think I can up the amount of kale next time. Maybe some frozen bananas would be nice too.
Since we’re on the topic of green — I made a green top and a matching bloomers for Pon Pon, with the same cotton gauze fabric I used for the other pair of bloomers but in green.