Happy Friday! I am heading to Houston today to run (or run/walk) the Houston Half Marathon on Sunday! It really is one of my favorite races in Texas and I always have a blast running it. I highly recommend the full or the half marathon to all runners! There are so many positives to the race, the only negative is having to train through the holidays — but there will be more about the race itself in my recap next week.
On to important things like SMOOTHIES!
During my first trimester I wasn’t a fan of my normal smoothies – they just sounded gross and not appetizing. I am VERY happy to be past this stage and back into having my normal smoothie daily. Smoothies are such an easy way to get in veggies and fruits! I love how I can hide the taste of spinach (or another type of green) in my smoothie.
I thought I would share one of my favorite smoothie combinations with you — check it out and let me know what you think!
6 ounces Almond Milk (unsweetened)
2 cups Spinach (or another type of green)
5 slices of frozen peaches
3/4 cup of frozen cherries
My ingredients are all approximate! I use anywhere from 1/2 to a whole banana and sometimes they are frozen if I don’t have any fresh available! If the banana is frozen, you may have to add more almond milk or just add some water. I also just put a couple handfuls of Spinach in the smoothie, it is all about your tastes. If the smoothie tastes too bitter to you just add some more fruit!
Add the almond milk to the blender and then add the banana, spinach and then the frozen fruits. Blend. Then add some ice and blend as much as needed. I personally prefer my smoothies more juice like so I will put it through the “smoothie” cycle on my blendtec three times. The above recipe made a little over 20 ounces, if I am using this as a meal replacement, I would probably add in some chia seeds and/or some protein powder.
Pour into a cup and enjoy!
Any smoothie recipe you want to share with me?
Do you juice or make smoothies?
What are you doing this weekend?