With a few warm days over the weekend, we had a nice taste of Spring. It’s chilly and rainy today, but I have hope the warmth and sun will be back soon! I usually have the same thing for breakfast Monday – Friday, but on the weekend I mix it up a bit after our longer workouts to make sure I refuel properly. On Sunday, I decided to try something different for me – a Green Smoothie.
Because I’ve never made one before myself, I decided to keep it simple:
- 1/2 cup 0% Plain Greek Yogurt
- 1/4 cup Skim Milk
- 1/4 cup Water
- 1 cup Spinach
- 1/2 cup Frozen Mango
- 3/4 Frozen Banana
- 1 tbs Chopped Almonds
- 1/2 tsp Cinnamon
We have just a regular blender and it took a bit of blending to really mix in the spinach, but it was really easy and turned out great! The spinach wasn’t overpowering, which is what I was going for. Woody was a bit skeptical and wouldn’t give it a try, but it’s his loss! It kept me satisfied and as a bonus, it was great knowing that I had already eaten a serving of veggies as I went through the day!
Next time I’m going to add ground flaxseed (I didn’t have any in the pantry on Sunday) too boost the nutrient content even more. This is a healthy and delicious option for a post-workout meal, or on a morning when you want something light. I have a feeling it will be a good choice after a hard workout on a hot day; refreshing and easy on the stomach! This recipe will have a recurring role in my breakfast line-up!
If you make green smoothies, what are you favorite ingredients? Do you change your workout routine on the weekend?