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!!