We can only eat so much peppermint bark and gingersnaps before we realize that our non-elastic waisted pants are threatening to cut us in half and we are experiencing strange post-sugar-crash-lethargy, and by "we" I am referring to myself and my current outfit of stretchy yoga pants.
But holidays are for splashing out, and January is for proverbial belt-tightening and getting things back on track, and what better way to do so than a green smoothie? If you are not familiar with green smoothies, there are a few things I'd like to point out to you: a) there is an insane amount of dark leafy greens involved, b) we could all use more dark leafy greens in our diets, and c) despite the insane amount of dark leafy greens, you cannot actually taste them. Really, there's no better way to start your day than a smoothie packed with fibre, nutrients, and protein. Give this recipe a whirl — literally, whirl it in your blender, and feel the energy and power of the green smoothie! You can also feel smug with the knowledge that you just drank 4 servings' worth of dark leafy greens — and it was delicious!
In a blender, whirl together spinach, coconut water, and water until spinach is liquefied.
Add banana, hemp seeds, and pineapple chunks and blend until very smooth.
Yield: 1 large or 2 small servings
So, want more morning energy? Watch me whip up this smoothie here: