Ever heard of a green monster? I hadn’t until I saw it here, here, and here. Ladies I thought you were crazy but decided to give it a try in my quest for better nutrition outside the chow hall. My hubby sent me my blender in the same box as my ABs and my first thought was, I need fruit. NOW. I got myself some frozen strawberries, bananas for freezing, and stocked up on yogurt and flax. While passing through the veggies I spied a bag of spinach and figured that maybe I should up the nutritional ante and find out if I like those green monsters or not.
Sorry no measurements. I threw in:frozen strawberries vanilla yogurt a scaredy cat’s small handful of spinach ground flax light vanilla soymilk
I blended until smooth . . . well as smooth as I could get it. There were still little bits of leaves floating around. (I think that if this is a success then I should get a better blender right hubby? Maybe a vitamix??? 😀 )
Well there it is in all its muddy greenish and pinkish glory. It looked HORRIBLE but it tasted just like a strawberry smoothie 🙂 Hooray! If I keep my eyes closed, this smoothie is quite delicious.
Later I convinced one of my coworkers to go with me for a nice and easy 30 minute/3 mile run. We ended up doing 3 miles in 24 minutes and 52 seconds.
Um did you read what I just wrote?
I’ll write it again. 24 MINUTES and 52 SECONDS
That’s only a whopping 1 minute and 38 seconds off of my best 5K time ever!!! I hadn’t planned on my easy training run to turn into the 5K of my life. I blame the smoothie . . .
10K race in 4 days! 😀Power Song: Little Freak -Usher feat. Nicki Minaj