Confessions and a Smoothie

This morning was pretty easy-going. Since it’s my day off, I stupidly scheduled a bunch of less-than-fun appointments so that I could get them over with without leaving in the middle of work. This included a stop at my least favorite office in town: the dentist. I really hate going to the dentist, but today’s trip turned out to be pretty uneventful! I do, however, have a cavity which will have to be filled next week. Sounds like my next day off will be full of Novacaine > : (

Somehow I managed to leave the house without breakfast this morning! (BAD idea! Don’t do it!) So for the last few hours, I’ve been daydreaming about what I’d make when I got home. Today seemed like a smoothie day for some reason. I am actually not a huge fan of smoothies. I know a lot of people use them as their go-to breakfasts and lunches, but I just can’t get into the smoothie groove! This one however, was one of my favorites when I was in school because it was super easy to make, I could get all of the ingredients at the campus grocery store and it wasn’t too much bulk for my teeny-tiny, dorm room-sized blender to manage! Apparently it’s kept it’s magic, because it was delicious!

Before we get to the recipe, I figured in the spirit of letting you learn a little more about me, that I’d let you in on a secret. A confession, really. I HATE lunch. I really don’t like ANY typical lunch foods! I hate sandwiches, I hate salad, I hate deli meat, soup, subs, condiments. Ick, ick, ick! I’ve recently decided that it’s time to find some healthy and enjoyable alternatives because my three staple lunches are starting to get a little old. As this blog progresses, I’ll be sure to include my new finds and discoveries. But let’s start with the smoothie!

Notes:

-I never, EVER believed that you could add SO much spinach and *actually* not taste it, but it’s 100% true! It doesn’t change the flavor at all. This is actually the first time I’ve included it in this particular recipe, but if I didn’t make it myself, I never would have known. Do be careful however, because it takes quite a bit of blending to get the leaves completely pureed. I actually put it back in the blender after my first attempt because there were still pieces of leaf intact and that was kind of grossing me out. Throw it on the liquify setting and you should be good to go!

-I’ve been experimenting with protein shakes recently (my most recent purchase of a tub of protein powder started this), I’m sure you could throw a scoop in and it’d probably be just fine.

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