Friday, October 3, 2014

Another Smoothie Day!

Yesterday, I woke up later than I should have, and thus missed the opportunity for my breakfast green smoothie...and then went out for a large late lunch and didn't want to make it when I got home.  Oh well...on to...

Day 3!

I awoke this morning, and the first thought I had, after "aaaack the sun is too bright!" was "smoothie time!"  I wanted to make a Caribbean-esque smoothie, so what I ended up making was:

2 big handfuls spinach
A little bit of kale
A small handful of parsley
1 banana

1/2 cup pineapple
1/2 cup peaches
1/2 cup mango
1/2 avocado
1 tbsp chia seeds
About 2 cups of coconut water

I learned a few days ago, that in order to have the smoothest consistency when you don't have a turbo-super-duper blender (which I don't), to blend the greens with the liquid first.  I tried that out today, and boy did it make for a smoother smoothie!  I highly recommend it!

I've been hungry relatively soon after having my smoothies both days, but I think it has to do with the fact that I was approaching lunch time by the time I had it, and therefore was in need of more food, if you know what I mean.  I've had smoothies until dinner in the past, and wasn't hungry at all.

I love how quick they are to make too!  I couldn't run to the local coffee shop for a bagel and back, in the time it takes to make my green smoothies.  In fact, how long I'd be in line is more than it take to make them.  Crazy!

Looking forward to tomorrow!