Happy, Happy Sunday! Hope every one has had a beautiful weekend. I had a lovely, lazy Sunday. Late night out with friends, which called for a little sleeping in this morning. I had all intentions to get up and take the 915 yoga class at Y2, but opened my eyes right about 930. Ate at Whole Foods late morn/early aft and then restocked on my greens and powders. I literally ran out of everything all at once, ugh. Made for a pretty pricy checkout at Whole Foods, but so worth the investment and all this lasts me a good month, at least! Ran a few more errands, popped into Trader Joe's to pick up a few more things and then spent the afternoon with my best friend who is home from NYC for the weekend - this made me SO happy.
Two recipes for you all today -- one green and one blue...eh, purple-ish, really -- for those of you who still haven't jumped on the green smoothie train.
I made both of these smoothies earlier this week and loved them both!
- Handful Organic Baby Spinach - Handful Organic Kale (stemmed) - 1 Banana - 1 Stalk Celery - Juice of 1 Lemon - Small, Organic Gala Apple (cored & peeled) - Cinnamon - Water & Ice...Blend!
- I LOAD up on bananas because I like them super ripe to sweeten up my smoothies. - I buy bags of Organic Gala and/or Fuji Apples (my two favorite apples) from Trader Joe's which are "small" compared to buying those huge individual apples off the shelf. - Use a Peeler to get all the stringy bits off the stalk of celery - this helps it to blend up smoother.
- 1 Cup: Frozen Mango Chunks - 1 Cup: Frozen Blueberries - Tspn Ground Flaxseed - Raw Vanilla Protein Powder - Cinnamon - Pumpkin Spice - Tspn Almond Butter (TJ Brand - organic, creamy, unsalted) - Splash Almond Milk (unsweetened Vanilla) - Scoop Green Super Food - Water
- Organic Girl Greens - Baby Kale & Super Greens Mix. - Trying out a few new things....Chia Powder, first time buying powder vs. seeds. (will luk what I think, of course) - Maca Force: New brand of Maca Powder. Vanilla Spice Flavor - Spirulina: I usually buy this in bulk at Earth Fare but they don't sell it at Whole Foods, so I went with this instead. - Green Super Food Powder - Dr. Hauschka - Quince Day Cream (one of my favorite moisturizers) - Brussels Sprouts - Essentia Water: Love this for a couple reasons... 1) pH Balanced & contains electrolytes for extra hydration 2) The bottle is BPA FREE. BPA's are the harmful chemicals & resins in plastics & metals such as bottled water, tupperware (switch to glass), canned goods, etc... these chemicals can seep into your water & food - yuck!! Its a great idea to seek out BPA FREE containers. ;)
And my brunch at WF...yummy mix off the hot & cold bar...mixed greens salad w/ goat cheese, carrots, roasted butternut squash, roasted tomatoes & roasted brussels sprouts -- YUMMM! Raw pepitas & half blackened chik breast on top. And D&D coffee.