So…as I mentioned previously, I fell off the Healthy Me Wagon over the last year, and now I’m trying to get back on. One of the things I used to do when I was way more healthier (and more svelte), was drink green smoothies every morning. As time became ever more precious in the morning–having new job responsibilities and a longer commute, as well as adjusting to living with another person for the first time in 8 years–I stopped
spending the time to make them. I experimented with putting all the ingredients together ahead of time in Ziploc bags, so all I’d have to do is dump them in the blender (although afterwards, you always have to immediately clean the blender to avoid a huge mess later, which takes time). Eventually, even this was traded for a couple of breakfast bars and a coffee in the car. I say “a couple” because a breakfast bar is not nearly as satisfying as a smoothie. So anyway–eventually, I just stopped.
Now, I’m trying to start again. Obviously, I started adding more smoothie pins to my Just For The Health Of It board on Pinterest. This led me to the recipe for this “sweet green smoothie.” Apparently, this is recommended by personal trainer Haley Pasternak, who says her celebrity clients love it “for helping them stay on the right track, especially after an indulgent period.” I decided to try it out. I’ve had a year-long indulgent period, after all.
It’s definitely not something I could pull off on a weekday before work. I also totally forgot about the avocado, so I just skipped it. But I followed all the other directions as given. The end result was sweet and spinachy–not bad at all. It kept me from getting hungry for a couple of hours. I could do this one on the weekend, or I could find a way to pre-prepare it the night before–although I’m skeptical about how it would turn out. Anyway–baby steps to better health, right? Right.
Here’s how it went: