I've been drinking A LOT of smoothies lately. I crave them and they make me feel great. And even though they may not look like it, they're all very green. My usual smoothie greens are kale and spinach. Those taste the best to me. The one shown above was a special treat, but still packed full of nutrients.
Raspberry Chocolate Green Smoothie
Mix in a high speed blender until smooth:
- 1 frozen banana
- 1 cup frozen raspberriess
- 2 cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- 1 tablespoon cacao
- 1 tablespoon maca
- 1-2 giant handfuls of greens (I used a mixture of spinach and kale)
Dinner has been big bowls of veg. This bowl was extra special because my sweet boyfriend made soy curls and mushrooms in tomato sauce. You can't see all of it, but the bowl included mixed greens, broccoli, broccolini, wild rice, quinoa, and the soy curls. Very satisfying.
I'm continuing my tea binge, and even though I usually drink herbal or green tea with no milk, I couldn't resist trying the extra spicy chai at the juice cart in my neighborhood. The fresh ginger and cayenne make it really spicy. They made it with steamed almond milk in my cuppow jar and it was perfect.
These are the things that have been keeping me fueled lately. Smoothies, greens, veggies, fruits, and tea. I feel so good that I'm going to stick with it and see what happens. I'm finding that the less processed stuff I have in my diet, the better I feel. And with Spring just around the corner, it's the perfect time to do a little internal cleansing and get ready to feel great when the warm weather arrives. Anyone else have Spring on the brain? I do try to enjoy the moment and be grateful for the way things are right now, but I can't help but daydream about sunshine and spending a little more time outside.
Happy Monday to you all. See you in a few days.