The Green Movement: Green Smoothie How To

My quest for smoothies that are healthy, delicious, and simple has been a little disappointing.

SmoothiesSo I decided to compile some of my favorite recipes, all of which are quick and easy and can do double duty as a quick breakfast alternative and refreshing post workout snack. The best of both worlds, all without too many extra ingredients or unnecessary trips to the supermarket (who keeps guava on hand anyway?). Brit + Co has a complete list, but to get even more information on the power of the green smoothie check out Simple Green Smoothies.

1 Cup Spinach, 1 Cup Water, 1 Cup Greek Yogurt, 2 Bananas (Adapted a bit)

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Cinco De Mayo

One by one the restaurant patios are opening, ready for long family dinners that take a cue from the Mexican culture that brings us Cinco De Mayo. I know I could also stand to take a few pointers from the Spaniards, who introduced us to the “siesta”, a concept that most Americans (myself included) can only dream about.

Instead of hurrying through the day just to make it to a microwavable dinner that I will eat in front of the television, this year I plan on embracing the slowness of other cultures.

This means enjoying their signature dinners that start late and last long. Here is the margarita that I will be sipping leisurely, preferably while talking with friends and family over a huge spread that I took my time preparing.

Click the image for the recipe from Glitter Guide.

Real Food. What a Concept.

Popcorn. Apples. Peanut butter (occasionally eaten with an apple). Almonds.

That is more or less what my daily diet looks like. There are inevitably some additions, but it is far from varied, and is not all that nutritious. I tend to take the easy way out and stick to what I can eat without too much, or any, prep work. I’m always tired, and constantly struggling to make it past the mid afternoon slump. I know, I know. My diet needs a makeover. So I’m planning to start “eating real”, or as Micheal Pollan, author of Food Rules and In Defense of Food so eloquently puts it,

“Eat food. Mostly Plants. Not too much.”

Giving up my daily diet coke(s) sounds daunting but I’m excited about the prospect of making it past the four o’clock mark without more caffeinated beverages than I’m willing to admit. So here goes nothing…