I gave up my beloved Diet Coke and did a three day juice cleanse a couple of years ago and loved everything about it, but I’ve been in need of a refresher.
Enter: The Smoothie.
I have been making a ton of smoothies, in fact one a day the entire month of April and there is no end in sight. I had two today. I’m obsessed!
I’m no cook but after a month of smoothie recipes, both following them and getting creative, I can honestly say I know what I’m doing. I love how endless the options are, not to mention how delicious and nutritious smoothies are! Things that you would never think go together, like blueberries, kale and avocado, do!
Great for detoxing, as a meal replacement or as a way to get a lot more nutrients in your diet, smoothies are awesome.
My favorite, by far is something I call Strawberry Goodness:
1 cup oatmeal (I use Old Fashioned Quaker Oats)
1.5 cup almond milk (unsweetened)
1 huge handful of strawberries (fresh or frozen, I prefer fresh, but frozen will thicken your smoothie).
1 huge handful of spinach
1 tablespoon ground flax seed
1 teaspoon Stevia (optional)
Blend on high for about a minute and serve over ice or enjoy as is!
This post was written for Mama Kat’s Writer’s Workshop Prompt #5: Refreshments anyone? Prepare a drink for us and share the recipe!