I just wanted to tell you about the green smoothie I have made just now. I'm not someone who becomes obsessed with fads and sticks to them. I do ebb and wain from time to time, so for that reason smoothies are more of a sometimes food. On nightshift, I find myself craving salty foods, and the more tired I get, the more I eat. I guess my body is trying to find the fuel to stay awake. You would think it would just turn to the fat stores in my thighs, but hey, whatever gets it through.
So now that I have that "not so fresh" feeling from the all nighters and the salt, I look in my fridge to find, well, not many super awesome veggies at the end of their tenure.
What I do have is the ingredients for a creamy smoothie. It feels like a sweet, creamy treat and although I know it's packed with calories, I know that the benefits outweigh the negatives by far.
I don't have a photo for you as well, it's just another green smoothie, but if you want something that feels like a treat and to get you through whatever it is that you are facing, try this.
Time: 3 minutes.
- 4 dates. I used the small, dry ones.
- Half a small avocado.
- A couple of handfuls of baby spinach.
- A handful of frozen banana chunks.
- A teaspoon of coconut oil.
Place all the ingredients into a blender with about a cup and a half of water. Blend for a good two minutes, so all the dates get destroyed and the drink goes all creamy.
Enjoy. Hope you are surviving the winter. x