Thursday, June 13, 2013

A Green Smoothie to get you through.

I'm almost at the end of a week of night shifts at the hospital. It's been a hard week, mainly due to overcrowding but we get there as we always do. It's amazing how much we are there for each other. Team work in the face of adversity is a wonderful thing.

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.

Makes: 1-2
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


  1. You get good fats from avocado and coconut oil, iron from spinach, magnesium and bulking thickness from bananas, sweet hit from dates. I'd make this to take work to have as a nutritious pick-me-up if I were you!

    1. For sure. I really wasn't very prepared for the last lot of nights I did. I noticed you've been rocking the green smoothies. What recipes have you been making? x