Sunday ramblings…three.

IMG_2511So it seems lately I’ve only had the time (or energy) to write on Sundays…but I’m thinking I will be back much more often now that Easter is here and gone.

This week was a hard one for me, it’s always really hard to get back into the swing of working 7 days a week, but once you do you kinda forget about it. This week though, was painful. Long days, cranky customers, and constant running around and counting. At least it was sunny for the last few days!

I wanted to tell you guys about my first encounter with wheatgrass today. Im fortunate enough to sell organic wheatgrass around Easter-time at our store. We sell it mainly for decorative purposes, or to fill Easter baskets with…but its perfect for juicing (or blending) because its grown on an organic farm. Very cool. So suddenly yesterday while I was selling Easter lilies, I had a brain storm and thought “man I really want to start using wheatgrass in my green monsters.” Weird thought… since I kind of jumped off of the Green Monster band wagon a few months ago.

As always I made it up as I went:

First I sliced up a banana and threw it into the freezer. They freeze up quickly, and I dont like to add ice to my smoothies. (Just a personal preference.. I hate drinking cold water too).

After the banana, I started slicing up a mango. Speaking of, does anyone know the right way to slice a mango? I can’t stand it and always make a HUGE mess.

I sliced up four giant strawberries too, just because I had them.

I put them all in the blender and added only a little less than a cup of almond milk… just because I finished off the bottle and didnt have any more.

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Then I topped it with my fresh cut wheatgrass!

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The smoothie came out really good. It would have been super sweet if it was just fruit, but the wheatgrass gave it a very earthy flavor.

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It was a good healthy boost after a day of heavy food, and too much chocolate. But now Im dreaming about lamb again.

I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter, and I promise I will be back sooner than later.

Does your family eat ham or lamb on Easter?

 

Monsters.

I have a new addiction: Green Monsters.
Yum.

Almost every morning I start my day with a bright green frothy drink, and I feel excellent.
Every night I slice up a banana and throw it in the freezer (so I dont have to use ice). Then when I get up I throw the banana, 1-2 cups of unsweetened almond milk, and two GENEROUS handfuls of spinach into the blender (spinach has such a mild taste, if it wasn’t green you wouldn’t know it was there). And BAM. There it is. Sometimes Ill plop in a spoonful of peanut butter, or a tablespoon of almond flour, just to jazz it up a little more.

It makes breakfast easy and every single thing in there is good for me. The girls I work with always ask me how I have so much energy in the morning, and I think this is probably why.

There are so many different variations and recipes for Green Monsters that they will never get old for me. Some of the blogs that I follow have funky recipes on them too that I cant wait to try.

I Talk To Food
Green Monster Movement
Oh She Glows

See them for some motivation. :)