That is my breakfast. A spinach smoothie.
Looks gross, right? I know. It looks terrible.
But I actually really enjoy this spinach smoothie, and I have it quite often. I’ve been seeing it online a lot lately. People make it many different ways, and call it different names: Green Drink, Green Monster, Super Spinach Smoothie, Green Smoothie. Whatever, I just call it a spinach smoothie. Here’s how I like it:
Blend water or soy milk or almond milk or regular milk or rice milk (just some kind of MILK) with chocolate, yes chocolate, whey protein powder. I like the Jay Robb brand. Low sugar, low calorie, all natural (or so it says.)
Then add several large handfuls of spinach and blend really, really well. After that I add any fruit I feel like (preferably frozen), and ground flax seed. Again, blend well. Chunks are unacceptable.
If you don’t use frozen fruit, add enough ice to make it very cold and smoothie-like. It is better that way, trust me. Sometimes I add spinach and/or kale into my smoothie to mix it up.
Pour it into a large glass and grab a straw. Don’t be scared, just drink it and think of how good it is for you!!! I mean really, how often do you have vegetables for breakfast?
And look what I discovered. Starbucks has these fresh boxed lunches in their refrigerated section. I liked it a lot and think its a pretty good way to switch up the regular old sandwich or salad I normally have at lunch. I could just boil an egg, cut some fruit and make my own lunch, but hey, it’s easier this way ;)