One of the things I hate about having a smoothie or shake in the car on my ride into work is that I cannot simultaneously drink coffee to wake me up. Problem-solved, courtesy of this gem I found on Pinterest:
So the recipe I found on Pinterest called for 1/2 a frozen banana. Negative. My Ninja did not appreciate that. Ice? No problem-o. Frozen banana? Not so much. A chunk of it just wouldn’t break down. So next time? I’m just throwing a regular ole non-frozen banana in there. Also, you’ll notice that in that final photo, I got more than just my regular cupful–I got extra. If I’d waited for it to settle, it would’ve been fine because all of the foamy frothiness would’ve calmed down. So next time, I’ll make it early enough to let it sit, so it all fits in one cup.
Other than that, this was really good. Easy. Quick. Definitely do-able first thing on a work day. I’ll do this one again.
But not every day–because it’s not a green smoothie, which I prefer because of all the extra benefits from the leafy green vegetables like spinach. So this morning, I made a smoothie of protein powder, 1 cup (packed) spinach, 1 tangerine, 1 banana, and 1 cup almond milk. I highly recommend this green smoothie. Yummy.
Tomorrow morning I’m trying a version of this “Apple Pie Smoothie.” On Thursday, I’m going to try this guy called The Stress Reliever. I think changing it up on a regular basis is good so as not get boring. That’s my theory anyway.
Oh–also I got a new pedometer. Last night my husband and I worked on setting my stride. I tested it out today. I walked 6766 steps, with 1092 of those being “aerobic steps,” which means I was trying. Apparently, one should try to get 10,000 steps a day…so that’s next on my list of things to try. Oh, and go back to the gym. I’ll figure that part out once we get back on routine after the school semester starts. For now, I’m lucky I’ve done this much.