I try to be healthy. I really do try. When I’m not eating this or this or drinking these, I try. Emphasis on try, not necessarily succeed. I don’t think I’ll ever be one that bounds out of bed at 5 am to work out. Blech.
But I have gotten on board with a few things:
I’ve learned of all three things from different food blogs over the last 12 months. Now, I’m obviously not a nutritionist so I can’t really tell you why these things are good for you except that someone else told me so! That’s official, right?
Enter the smoothie.
First, I had to get some sort of blender. I actually had a smoothie maker years ago and never used it. It was too hard to clean! Enter the immersion blender. I love this immersion blender so stinkin’ much! It’s so handy and small and easy to clean. I believe I learned about them from my beloved Bethenny.
Second, I finally got some protein powder. I’ve been buying individual packets of this for awhile, but it was time to buy a tub of it. Why the Spiru-Tein? Heck if I know. There’s too many options and it makes my head hurt. I’m pretty sure that I saw Janetha using it and her abs rock!
Third, I decided to get some Chia seeds. I had no clue what the heck Chia seeds were. Once again, I saw them popping up on blogs and one day I saw them at the grocery stores and went with it. They are loaded with healthy omega-3 fats and antioxidants. And Dr. Oz said they were healthy, so that works for me.
Triple Berry Banana Smoothie:
Combine ingredients below in blender and serve.
1 cup almond milk
1 small banana
1/2 cup frozen berries
1 scoop vanilla protein powder
1 tsp Chia seeds
handful of crushed ice
2 handfuls of spinach
And this may be the most awesome things I’ve learned about smoothies. Add spinach! You won’t taste the spinach, I promise! It’s just a quick and easy way to add in some vegetables. And a great way to use up the spinach before it dies in the crisper.