Oh yes, y’all! It’s that time of year where we see an overabundance of health club adds, active wear sales, pushes for the latest exercise craze and tons of new year diets. In short, we’re all ready to get back to some good habits after months of indulging. All I can say is pass the greens, please!
I’m pretty proud of the fact that I didn’t go hog wild, but I definitely enjoyed every piece of fudge, little cookie, and decadent meal we had and y’all, we had many a good meal! When Janson and I got home we both couldn’t wait to get back to simple meals, veggies included, and ate oranges like they were going out of style.
If you’re in the mood for a simple morning drink, a mid-morning pick-me-up or an afternoon snack, I’d say this isn’t half bad!
Basic Green Drink
1/2 a banana
1/2 cup of orange juice OR 1/2 an orange OR 2 small cuties
1 large cup of spinach
1 TBLSPN of peanut butter (or almond butter or protein powder)
Dash of cinnamon
1/2 - 3/4 cup of coconut water (or plain ol’ agua)
Blend all ingredients together, add more liquid if desired and voila! One very easy green drink.
Add any fruit you like. Personal favorite, mango with banana and pineapple
Blueberry works really well with ginger and chocolate almond milk
Classic strawberry and banana is always a winner, too! Add a little almond milk to make it a tad bit creamier
Side tip, slice up your perfectly ripened bananas and freeze them in a Tupperware to use as needed
That’s as simple as it gets. Unless you just want to eat spinach by itself, but if you ask me, this is tastier and offers a few more vitamins and nutrients as well so maybe go with what’s more appealing.