|Asia is becoming a book worm too|
What that all adds up to is that my morning routine has undergone a MAJOR shake up!
Gone are my 830 wake ups with a long enjoyed coffee, Kashi Go Lean with berries, and my Twitter feed on my IPad. Now I get up and rush out the door- like everybody else!
My kashi has shifted to an afternoon snack since there's no am time for cereal and I'm the Smoothie Queen!
I like smoothies because they are fast and easy to make, I can drink them in the car, and I can load them with protein and nutrients to keep me full!
This week I was really on a berry smoothie kick! Some people may be put off by it, but I actually like chewing the little berry seeds. It makes me feel like I'm eating more...is that weird?
But why call it Popeye? Cause there's spinach in there baby!!!
I had seen other "healthy bloggers" suggest this and I was very excited to give it a try. You do NOT taste the spinach and you are getting a nutrition WALLOP first thing in the am!
Quick spinach salute- 1 cup of spinach has 30 calories, 1g of protein, 56% of your daily intake of Vitamin A, 15% Vitamin C, and 5% of your daily iron needs. Plus antioxidants, magnesium, zinc, and so much more. 1g of spinach gives you MORE iron than 1g of ground beef. True story.
I'm strong to the finish when I eats me spinach! (come on- you know the rest) I'm Popeye the Sailor Man! Toot toot!
|Where's the spinach?|
1 cup almond milk (or your milk o'choice)
1 scoop vanilla protein (I use one that's a protein blend of whey and casein)
1 cup frozen mixed berries
1T flax seed
1 handful spinach
1 handful ice cubes
Blend and enjoy!
What's a smoothie combo you like???
Love & morning madness,
Carissa & Kyle