July 3, 2015

green smoothie.

It's inevitable that around 3 pm every day I turn into a mom zombie. Don't worry, not the scary kind, but the tired kind. It doesn't matter what time I go to bed the night before, what I eat for breakfast or how many cups of coffee I drink in the morning I am downright ready for bed when the clock hits 3. I used to rely on another cup of coffee to help push me through the rest of the day only to start thinking I may be, most definitely am drinking too much coffee. So I tried a few other suggested solutions...water, tea, sparkling water, sparkling water with lime. As refreshing as these all are they didn't give me what I needed to re-energize for the late afternoon/early evening home stretch until Jack's bedtime.

So I started researching smoothies and juices and came across this delicious looking recipe from Natasha's Kitchen. As someone who is not a fan of bananas I find it difficult to find any smoothie that doesn't have them. It drives my hubby crazy that I have to special order my smoothies every single time by requesting the bananas to be replaced with something else. Why are bananas a key fruit for every smoothie? Anyways, the original recipe includes a banana so I spruced it up a bit to something that is extra tasty in my books. The best part? It is a great pick-me-up for the afternoons. I always feel ready to conquer the mom world after my afternoon green smoothie.

Green Smoothie Recipe (hold the banana, please)

1 orange, peeled
1/2 cup sliced mango
1 1/2 cups frozen pineapple
2 cups spinach
1 cup almond milk
2 tsp chia seeds

Blend, pour, enjoy!!

images by Simply Significant


  1. Oh my gosh!!! Thank you for this great recipe! I can't wait to try it- 3ish pm is my oh so tired time too...no matter what I do! And yes...that coffee is dangerous! We don't want to end up like those people getting Starbucks after dinner! (Remember we did that with Aunt Barb and Uncle Carter one Christmas, long ago)

  2. I was getting workout injuries more often than usual, which reduced my regular exercise down to little exercise. The less I exercised, the more I felt out of shape. Green drink helped me by lowering the effects of workout injuries.



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