Happy Sunday! It’s sad, but today is officially Christmas decoration take-down day in our house. Going away is the tree, the stockings, and all the ornaments for another year. We are IN 2013 now people… and I couldn’t be happier!
I am one of those suckers for New Year’s resolutions, as you may have picked up from my last post. But one that I am really excited to committing to is eating healthier this year. You see, that wedding dress isn’t just going to fit itself, so I am starting early and going to the gym a lot more (4 times in 6 days, what what?), and watching what I eat much more carefully.
That may mean cutting back for some people, or adding more of a certain type of food for others, but for me a big part of it is including more healthy components into my every day diet.
Enter this smoothie. Sure, it looks like an normal, run of the mill berry smoothie, and sure, it tastes like it too. But there’s a secret ninja of nutrients sneaked in there- a nice big leaf of kale!
Yup, it’s true, and you can’t even taste it to be honest- but I sure feel better about getting my greens in without any sacrifice in flavor!
So it’s Sunday, and since I haven’t done one these in a while- here’s your Sunday Smoothie for today!
- ½ cup berries (frozen or fresh)
- ⅓ cup almond milk
- 1 -2 large leaves lacinato kale, stem removed, torn into pieces
- 1 banana (frozen or fresh)
- 2 tbsp oats
- 1 tbsp ground chia seed powder (optional)
- 3-4 ice cubes (if you aren’t using frozen fruits)
- Place all ingredients in a blender, and blend until smooth. Enjoy!
Here’s a tip for anyone who is as addicted to smoothies as I am out there: I recently started peeling my ripe bananas, cutting them into rounds, and then freezing those rounds in freezer bags for easy use in my smoothies- kind of like banana ice cubes. This is probably extremely obvious to anyone with a whit of common sense- but lil old me here has been freezing the whole banana and then trying to thaw and rub off the peel under warm water like a dum dum for longer than I’d care to admit. Live and learn folks… live and learn.