The So-Many-Regrets Smoothie

This smoothie is here to cure your problems, erase your faults, and cleanse you of your sins.  Yes, this smoothie works miracles.  Just call me a genius.

Perhaps you had one to many doughnuts.  Drink this!  Perhaps you said something you shouldn’t have.  Drink this (and an apology wouldn’t hurt either)!  Perhaps you stayed up too late at a party…or in your bed watching Netflix.   Perhaps you didn’t.  This smoothie doesn’t judge, it heals. So you should drink this!

Kale is full of calcium to make you strong.  Wheatgrass is full of chlorophyll to make you…clean.  Yeah.  Add some banana…mmmmmm potassium.  No dehydration here.

We love what you do, kale, but sometimes you come on a little too strong.  That’s why we tone you down with peanut butter and almond milk.

If you’re nervous because you’ve already got the Sad-Sunday feeling on the first Sunday after summer, don’t be.  I’m right there with you.  So let’s get energized with this smoothie.

This smoothie makes us better.  Let’s feel better, be better, and do better.  I know we can.

recipe

[serves 1]

1 banana, broken into pieces and frozen

3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk, chilled

1 heaping cup chopped kale, no stems

a bit less than 1 T powdered wheat grass (depends on how much you can handle)

1 T peanut butter

1/2 t almond or vanilla extract

1 t honey or agave, if desired

Process frozen banana and almond milk in blender.  Add kale and blend until smooth.  Add peanut butter, almond extract, and wheatgrass powder.  Blend and serve immediately.  🙂

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Perfect Protein Shake

Happy National Running Day!

Thank goodness it was sunny today.  I’ve never been one of those run-in-the-rain people.  Cold, heavy, and clingly clothes just aren’t really my thing, you know?

Anyway, I got in a nice and short 23 minute run around my neighborhood and then did some free weights and abs.  I was still really sore from by barsculpt class yesterday, though.  Hopefully my legs have loosened up by tomorrow!

After my workout I relaxed with this smoothie/protein shake.  I’ve been drinking a mix of these ingredients after almost every workout for the past month or so.  Here’s my latest combination:

In a blender, combine:

1/2 banana, frozen

1 T ground flax seed

1/2 scoop vanilla whey protein powder

1 serving silken tofu (between 1/2 and 3/4 cup…I use “lite”)

3/4 cup cold water

1 T peanut butter

Blend until all ingredients are thoroughly incorporated.  Serve immediately or refrigerate.