Due to the first day jitters (not work, but rather as a smoothie creator) it took a lot longer than I would have anticipated. Luckily I had woken up early enough to bypass my stumbles. Pitting a peach at 5 am? Sucks.
I googled a few recipes of the green monster, thinking there would be one concise verdict. Other than the cup of spinach & the cup of greek yogurt, it seems that all fruits (and veggies) are up for grabs. I played it safe with:
- 0% fat free greek yogurt
- 1 peach
- 1 banana
- 1/2 a cup of frozen blueberries (Kroger was out of fresh ones, apparently)
- 6 strawberries
- 1 cup of spinach (don't be scared)
Because pitting the peach seems like a potential time-trap in the future, I am going seek a substitution for it next week. Or, if nothing else, a frozen bag of peaches.
Little did I know that the blender Fran & I had registered for (which up to now has been used almost exclusively for salsas) had a 'smoothie' option. Whoa. Blow my mind cool! It had a countdown & all weird bursts of speed that had me frantically hitting the off button at first. The end result was Jamba Juice worthy.
I'm not going to lie. It was a little weird to suck up my breakfast. In fact, it took me so long to down it while attempting to read my latest romance (oh-so-good! read it) that I ended up taking the cup into the bathroom as I did my hair & makeup.
Ultimately though, I felt full all the way up to lunch (which, I know according to the experts you're not supposed to do but as a teacher I don't really have the luxury of sneaking snacks every two hours). It could be in my head but I did feel more energized. Popeye was right. There's one cartoon that didn't fully lie to us.
I'm going to attempt experimenting with different fruits & perhaps oats next week. I saw a recipe that had honey added into the mix & if there's one thing this gal loves, it's honey. Any smoothie ideas, please send my way!
PS: note to self- invest in more durable, less trendy, straws.