So let’s just say that over the last few months, I haven’t exactly been what one would call healthy. In fact, because I’m usually at the mountain in my spare time, nachos and a pitcher of Kokanee are about the only thing I want at the end of the day. Except maybe my pyjamas. Actually, that doesn’t sound so bad right now either.
But alas, summer is right around the corner, and my cute little swimsuits have been giving me and my beer gut* the stink eye from my closet. To show them a little love, I broke out my blender in an attempt to introduce some micronutrients back into my system (and all week I could hear my stomach screaming “What isss thissss?”). Fruit smoothies are usually no stranger to my kitchen–for about as long as I’ve lived away from home, I’ve kept a concoction of frozen berries, fruit juices, and occasional tubs of protein powder to recreate the $6 smoothies I love from Booster Juice. Cuz guuurl, six dollaz is espensive. But one thing that is strange to me? My smoothies coming out green.
I may not be the first girl to come to the revelation that green smoothies are a miracle, but I won’t be the last. I was recently inspired to join the green smoothie brigade through one of my favourite bloggers, Angela of Oh She Glows. She has her own ‘Green Monster‘ (such a great name!) website dedicated to her green-a-licious bevvies, which is super fun too. But if you’re looking to hop on the green train in the near future, I caution you to move slowly. And maybe like, research it a little (I know, I know). My first attempt with kale, which I was completely psyched for, turned out to be a huge flop because who knew you were supposed to completely de-stem a kale leaf’s spine before blending? Psh, so not intuitive. I’ve since had a few more successful attempts, and while I’m still trying to master the art of kale smoothies, spinach has become my new best friend. Yea, for real. Once I get a bit more experience with this magical world of blended vegetables, I promise to share some recipes with you so that you too can enjoy the emergence from your winter hibernation. I promise you it’ll be great and adventurous, sans chalky kale-mouth. You’re welcome for that.
*Okay, I may have exaggerated a bit