I’ve been working on eating more greens. As we all know, it’s super hard when there’s little time to cook, free enticing hospital food, and rushed unpredictable meal-times.
One solution I’ve been working on is getting into the habit of making a morning green smoothie.
I keep my kitchen stocked with:
- Huge bin of washed organic spinach
- Chia seeds
- Flax seeds
- Frozen organic fruit: berries, mangoes, peaches
- Hemp milk (vanilla unsweetened)
- Plain full-fat greek yogurt
- Raw oatmeal
The key has been having a quick and easy to use blender. I love my blender because the cup IS the blender — you attach a special lid with a blade and simply turn it upside down to blend.
I generally put 2 tbs chia seeds, 1 tbs flax seeds, ½ cup of fruit, ½ a banana, 1 cup of hemp milk, a dollop of yogurt, and 1-2 tbs of raw oatmeal depending on how thick I want it.
Most importantly, I stuff in as much spinach as possible. Sometimes I’ll blend first, and then add in more spinach, and reblend.
It takes me about 3 minutes to make these and I carry it in my bag until I get hungry for breakfast.
They might look gross but they’re actually pretty good (and more importantly, they FEEL so healthy)!
I’m open to suggestions on what else to put in them — I think it’s time for some more variety!