Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Daily Fuel

I try to start each and every day with a green smoothie of some sort. They look terrible and taste delicious. Actually, I like the green color. There are some that I make that are so good for you but look like mud, I like to put those in containers I can't see through.

I realized when I went to the grocery store the other day how many bananas I go though. I told the cashier I had a chimp at home when she commented. I just use one per day but there is something satisfying about having a dozen all frozen and ready to go when I need them. Today was peel and freeze day.

If you are a fruit smoothie drinker, I highly recommend adding some spinach or kale to the mix for some added nutrient dense veggies. How about a carrot for some added fiber? I think you will be surprised that with certain combinations you can't even taste the veggies.

Today's smoothie was made of:
:: 1 Frozen banana (today it was fresh)
:: 1/2 Cup Frozen Mango
:: 1/2 Cup Frozen Peach slices
:: 2/3 Cup Frozen Pineapple
:: 1/2 Cup Frozen Kale (or 4 fresh kale leaves)
:: 1 1/2 Cups of Water* - a citrus juice is probably good for your first try if you really want to mask the flavor of your greens.
*You can make this with Almond Milk, Soy Milk, Milk, Juice or whatever liquid you like.

This is not a meal replacement - I generally have some oatmeal as well because what is morning without something that will stick with you, right?

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