You all must know, I was tremendously reluctant to try a green spinach. I thought it would taste like a disgusting mixture of leafy greens and perfectly wonderful fruit that does not taste so wonderful when combined with spinach and maple syrup.
I was wrong.
To all your skeptics out there…skepticism is a wonderful thing! Don’t let anyone tell you that you’re a prude or that you’re no fun. That is simply not true.
Skepticism, when used in moderation (much like food), can be very useful in creating a critical mind that does not settle for what everyone else wants.
Now, with that in mind, get over yourselves and try my green smoothie.
All green smoothies are not delicious. You really have to make sure that the fruit you use is sweet enough and that it blends well with the leafy green of your choice. Bananas and mangos are pretty safe to use, but add a sweetener of your choice if you like it extra sweet like me.
I had this for the first as a snack when a friend of mine told me how she made her smoothie. I trusted her a person, so I thought I would trust her as a green smoothie maker. Turns out, it was really tasty! I tweaked it a little bit to my liking, and now I try to have it once a week when I have those ingredients in my fridge.
This keeps me going for at least 3 hours and it’s a terrific boost! If you’re planning on working out right after having this, don’t. Make sure you have some carbs in you before working so if you really want this, add 1/3 cup of granola in the smoothie.
To make one smoothie, you will need:
1 cup spinach
1 cup mango, frozen or fresh,
1 tbsp flaxseed
1 tbsp peanut butter (or any other nut butter)
1 tsp maple syrup
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
Put all your ingredients in a blender.
Turn on your blender (crucial step).
When everything is well combined, pour into a glass and sprinkle with some granola on top.
Enjoy and have a great rest of your day!