Good morning! Happy Tuesday everyone. I’m hoping your weeks are all off to fabulous starts.
Yesterday, as I mentioned in my last post, was super stunningly gorgeous. I went for a long walk outside with my dad yesterday afternoon and stopped a few times to snap a couple photos- for once, not a blogger fail!
The neighborhood we live in has tons of pretty little lakes sprinkled throughout. We have an amazing walking/running/biking path here that (despite perpetually being covered in Goose poop) is really beautiful and also full of big trees and, in the spring/summer, very pretty flowers.
I wish these photos actually did yesterday justice. Since the grass is still brown and the trees are still bare, it doesn’t look like it was as beautiful as it really was.
While my dad and I were stopped, we happened across our favorite pair of ducks that live on the lake.
Dad calls them “Oreo”. Legitimately, these two are never apart. We always try and figure out if their both boys, or if they could be, ya know, together. Dad’s convinced that the white one is a girl and is obsessed with finding out what their babies will look like.
There’s also a pair of two white ducks that are always, always together. He calls them “Double Stuffed”.
He’s a kook.
In other (less pretty) news, I found another new and exciting way to make a spinach smoothie! (woooo!) I know- you guys can hardly stand the anticipation, right?
Let me say, first, that it isn’t nearly as pretty as my previous recipe.
The brown color is a result of berries mixing with the spinach.
So, I know I said my previous spinach smoothie recipe is on the tart side. Let’s say sweet smoothies are more your style. This will be right up your alley, while still getting the goodness of hidden spinach!
Sweet Spinach Smoothie
In the mix:
-1 cup unsweetened original almond milk
-1/2 frozen banana
-1/2 cup fresh blueberries (or whatever berry floats your boat. I love blubs.)
-1/2 scoop whatever protein powder you like best! (I’ve been using V-Core Vanilla Bean)
-1 heaping handful spinach
-1 tbs. chia seeds (or flaxseed)
-1/2 tbs. honey
Blend all ingredients together (except spinach) until smooth, then add spinach and blend until it turns that lovely brown color. Add ice to whatever texture you dig, and call it a day! I love this version because you get antioxidants from the blueberries and the chia seeds, some hidden greens, filling protein- and it tastes great.
This is what my setup is looking like this morning. Work station, smoothie, to do list- now, it’s about time to start checking some stuff off!
I have some work to finish up, some errands to run, a workout to do and maybe even a suprise lunch date with my mister. It’s going to be another gorgeous day!
Catch you guys later!