Working moms need energy. Which is why I recently added green shakes to my diet.
I learned a few things when I was laid up at the spa in Utah. What did I learn? To start, I learned how to make yummy green shakes. And you can’t even taste the spinach.
My sisters, Mona and Janie, dragged me to a cooking class the morning after my tooth extraction. I really wasn’t that excited – given that I was unable to chew or digest food, the last thing I wanted to do was go to a cooking class – but I was getting a little tired of the four walls of my hotel room. When we arrived at the class, I was pleasantly surprised to see green shakes on the menu. This is how I know God has a sense of humor. He dragged me all the way to Utah, just to teach me how to make the perfect drink right when I needed it the most.
Needless to say, it hit the spot. Never mind that I hadn’t eaten anything in 24 hours. This was pure heaven (not to mention the secondary but equally fabulous health benefits).
Here’s the recipe, as best as I can remember (and, yes, I’ve been making them on a regular basis – even Abby thinks they are delicious).
- 1/3 spinach (as you get brave, you can more spinach as well as parsley, mint, or anything green and leafy)
- 2/3 frozen fruit (I’ve found that bananas, pineapple, and mango work best with spinach)
- apple cider (or apple juice)
- a dash of real vanilla extract (this is the secret ingredient)
Are you brave enough to try a green shake?