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Green Smoothie


Green Smoothie

I know it’s time to start controlling my weight again when I see that look.

That look from someone who’s eyes go straight to my belly.  Then what that person is thinking is written all over their face, “I wonder if she is pregnant.”

This may have happened to some of you.  It may have even been said aloud to you.  It was once for me.

I was in line for the bathroom wearing what I thought was an adorable baby doll dress.  The line was long.  The girl at the front of the line looked back at me and said, “Let’s let this this gal go.  She clearly needs to use the bathroom more than us.” Then she winked.

It took me a second to realize what was happening.  See, we were at a restaurant.  After the Kentucky Derby.

And I was a little drunk.

And not pregnant.

Not. At. All.

I looked down at my billowing baby doll dress.

I put my arms around my beer belly and smiled.  I winked at the woman and went into the stall.

Yes, I was mortified.  But I got to go cut in front of 4 people who thought they were doing a good deed.  It was kind of a win-win.

First step in my weight control is to add more vegetables to my every day eating.

First stop: Breakfast.

Don’t be alarmed at the color of this smoothie.  It is super delicious and a wonderfully easy way to get your first servings of veggies for the day.  You will taste the flavors peanut butter and banana.  Something even kids can get on board with!

Green Smoothie

1 1/2 c loosely packed baby spinach

1 frozen banana

4-5 cubes frozen mango  (Just a warning, if you replace this fruit with any type of dark berry your smoothie will be a funky brown, purplish color.)

1 scoop Green Superfood  (You can leave this out, but I like it because it is packed with whole food antioxidants. I bought mine on

1/2 avacado

1 Tb PB2  (This is a fantastic natural powdered peanut butter.  A lower fat version of creamy peanut butter.)

1/2 c apple juice

Place all of these things in the blender and blend until very smooth.  Your smoothie will be frothy and wonderful.

You can buy the Superfood and PB2 directly from amazon by clicking the pictures below:

All thoughts and opinions expressed are completely my own.

Banana Caramel Smoothie

When I was growing up, we never had dessert.
It had to be someone’s birthday for something sweet to make it to the table after dinner.
Times have changed drastically.  My kids expect dessert.
Sometimes we give them smoothies and call them milkshakes.
Sometimes The Great Husband and I think we are so tricky.
We love to revel in our wild and intelligent ways of getting the kids to do what we want them to.
With a high-five or a knowing wink, we celebrate.
Just kidding.  Our lives our more exciting than that.
Not really.
Let’s cook!
Banana Caramel Smoothie
serves 2
2 Frozen Chopped Bananas
2 c Almond or Coconut Milk
1/2 c Plain Non-fat Greek Yogurt
2 Tb Caramel Syrup
Add all ingredients to blender and blend it up, baby.