My 9 month old is teething. Oh is he ever!
It’s very early in the morning, and he’s sucking and biting on a string cheese. It sure works heck of a lot better that the Sophie the Giraffe toy I bought. I want to share with you my version of coffee (although clearly much healthier) and then hopefully we can both go back to bed!
My Morning Coffee :: Spinach & Fruit Smoothie
I don’t drink coffee. I never have, although sometimes (like this morning, for instance) I wish I did.
I really like smoothies for a couple reasons. There is something about the texture (cold, creamy, ice-cream like, maybe?) that I really love, but also, the nutrients are so rich and healthy, I instantly feel better and — healthier! Really, I swear it’s an immediate affect. I feel like the spinach gives me some energy too, which is just what I need some (every) mornings!
There are tons and tons variations and ways you can make smoothies. Mine is very simple and easy.
First, I add about two big handfulls of spinach.
I get the tub at Costco. I think it’s less than $4. I promise you cannot taste the spinach. Trust me, if you could, I wouldn’t be eating it!
Next, about 1/2 – 1 cup of milk.
I’ve found that it’s works best – at least with my blender – if you blend the spinach and milk first and then go on to add the rest of the fruit. It can get a little “thick” with all the leafy greens.
Then I add a banana and 1/2 cup of strawberries or mixed berries.
I’ll throw in a splash of flax oil too.
I personally love the mix of berries the best.
Sometimes I’ll even add two bananas or a scoop of protein powder if it’s after a workout.
Love me some smoothies!
Lucas also freakishly loooooves these things too. Little does he know he’s eating spinach!
With enough fruit, they turn out a pretty color, despite all the spinach.
- 1-2 handfuls of spinach
- 1/2 cup – 1 cup of milk
- 1- 2 bananas
- 1/2 cup of mixed berries or 5 – 7 large strawberries
- Flax Oil if you have it — or any other vitamins you want to throw in there!