Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Holly's Green Smoothie Recipe

So between January and February, I started feeling very ill and fatigued. I couldn't stay awake for more than a few hours at a time. Eventually, I went to the doctor and yeah, I don't want to go into it, but I was sick. 

During March, I tried a bunch of things to feel better. Then one day, I decided to just do what made the most sense to me: walk a ton and eat a ton of spinach. The thing is: it worked. I feel a million times better. My skin has cleared up. I'm more energetic. I can think more clearly. Things are looking up.

Today, in honor of walking my 900th mile since April 1, I'm going to share with you my green smoothie recipe. I've been drinking this by the blender every morning for the past 3 months. It's a product of a lot of trial and error. 

 I've gone ahead and put all the ingredients into Cronometer so you can see just how insanely good for you this recipe is. 

You can buy ALL of these ingredients with the exception of Stevia in the Raw at Trader Joes. You can buy Stevia drops at TJ's, however, and they will work just as well. I personally moved to Stevia in the Raw because I wanted to eliminate all alcohol from my diet (like vanilla extract, the drops contain alcohol).

Holly's Green Smoothie Recipe

6 oz. Frozen Strawberries (1/2 bag)
8 oz. Frozen Spinach (1/2 bag)
1/2 Banana
2 cups Unsweetened Almond Milk (Vanilla or Plain)
2 cups of water
Stevia in the Raw (to taste - I use about 1/4 cup. Don't judge me.)
1 tsp. Chia Seeds (optional)
1 tsp. Flax Seeds (optional)

1) Put everything in a blender:

2) Drink it.


As you can see, for a measly 300 calories (for the entire blender), I'm hitting most of my vitamins and then some. I take an Emergen-c Packet alongside my smoothie to cover the B vitamins and: 

BAM. That's breakfast and I'm awesome.

Good luck, guys!