I know, I know...another smoothie recipe.
I’d say I drink on average two smoothies a day. Sometimes it’s in the form of a bowl.
That might qualify as an obsession. At least it’s a healthy obsession.
And at least my smoothies are always filled with fruits, veggies, and nutrient-dense superfoods that keep me feeling pretty damn super.
This one’s my go-to lazy lunch (or dinner) smoothie. Perfect for tossing in the blender when you just don’t want to think about much but still want to feel peachy keen.
Sorry, there’s no peaches in it.
Sure, you can pop a frozen dinner in the microwave or nosh on random snacks all day like it’s your job.
But you know, with that microwave dinner, you have to take it out of the freezer, poke some holes in that plastic (shudder), despair when your holes end up totally shredding the plastic, throw it in the microwave, prep the timer, anxiously wait for the beep, take off the plastic, stir it up, add more time to the timer, anxiously wait for the beep, carefully take it out of the microwave (them shits can be hot, no joke), let it cool lest you burn your tongue off, and then - AND ONLY THEN - can you eat.
And grazing all day? I mean, I guess that works, but it’s kind of like constantly worrying where your next meal will come from. Plus, you have to be on top of your game and make sure there’s actually food to graze on.
No one likes staring at an empty fridge, especially the unprepared grazer.
The solution is, of course, this smoothie, which is easier, healthier, and won’t make you fall asleep an hour after you down it.
Admittedly, I don’t even measure the ingredients anymore. I just dump what looks like a respectable (or appropriate, depending on your perspective) amount of ingredients in the blender and let ‘er rip.
But, to be nice and to make this even more of a no-brainer, I’ve provided some actual measurements in the recipe. You’re welcome.
(Or Dinner) Smoothie)
1 3/4 cup almond milk (water works fine, too)
1 banana, frozen or unfrozen (your pick)
1 cup spinach
2 tbsp hemp seeds
1 tbsp chia seeds
2 tbsp cacao powder (can sub cocoa powder but only the real kind, please)
1 tbsp coconut oil
1 tbsp nut butter
1 cup ice
You know what to do. Shake it, shake it, shake it like a Polaroid picture.
Wait, maybe it’s shake, shake, shake it off?
Oh, right. Add all the ingredients to your blender and blend until smooth.
Bask in the laziness but also the healthiness that is your lunch.