Oh hello winter….we got our first snowfall here in Pittsburgh today and I have been thinking a lot lately about getting more freshness into my body! This weather is not going to get me down! I will scrape and brave the cold off my car every Tuesday am at 5:30 to get to the gym to instruct my class at 6. I will smile in the face of old man winter, play in the snow with my son and make snow angels until the sun shines again and spring has sprung! Cold and crisp equals fresh crunchy cucumbers and the beautiful color GREEN to me….
So, I took one long cucumber with the skin on (gave it a rough chop) and some left over peas (or broccoli) then added some water (about half way up the blender.) Now, I have a luscious green water to add to my smoothies this week instead of my usual almond milk!
Later today I am planning on making this smoothie:
1 cup GREEN WATER
handful of strawberries and blackberries combined
1 scoop vanilla protein powder
3 tsp oats
1 tsp flaxseeds
So fresh and clean-I can’t wait!
I hope I have inspired some of you to go blend your own Green Water base to keep handy in the fridge for your smoothies!
This winter I am completely focused on fresh and colorful fruits and veggies to keep me going all season long!!
Bringing you a new smoothie idea EVERYDAY this week! You’re welcome!!! This one is great and you know sometimes you just want a little bit of everything in your smoothies and if you are anything like me then in life too!!!
1 c unsweetened almond milk
3 tsp oats
1 tsp chia seeds or flaxseed
1 scoop or approx 20 grams of chocolate protein powder or 3/4 c plain greek yogurt
Few ice cubes
A few of each-strawberries, blueberries, pineapple, mangos, kiwi, blackberries and avocado
(I have frozen bags of strawberries, blueberries, pineapple and mango in the freezer, the avocado, blackberries and kiwi were fresh. Frozen fruit is the way to go as it is frozen at its peak and you don’t have to worry about it going bad in the fridge over time!)
I added some fresh parsley and then blended til smooth and creamy! I write this at 7:45 am and my smoothie was consumed at 5:30 am-I am still satisfied and full but will eat again with in the next hour by 9 am……as I am sure I will be ravenous again!!
Smoothies are a great way to get a balanced on the go breakfast as you can drink it in the car on the way to work or where ever your day may be bringing you!!