Well i woke up this morning still sick as a dog so i decided it would be good for my immune system to have a healthy Green smoothie and a bowl of instant oatmeal with blueberries. Green smoothies are so good for you, its kind of like a detox drink if feel sick or if you ate a bunch of junk food, which you don't do very often. the idea is basically like any other smoothie: fruit, ice, milk. There's a catch though, you add in your favorite green plant like spinach, romaine, or kale. it's really simple and delicious!
My Green smoothie
- 1 orange, peeled (or 1 cup of orange juice)
- 1 tsp ground flax seed
- 1 tsp chia seeds (you can change flax seeds or chia seeds for any other nut or seeds, i.e. sunflower seeds, walnuts, almond but you'll have to increase it t 1 tbsp)
- 1 cup of your choice of milk (i used unsweetened almond breeze)
- a few green grapes
- a handful of raspberries
- a sprinkling of blueberries
- 2 handfuls of a leafy green ( i chose spinach
- 1 scoop of protein powder
in a blender first blend the orange, almond milk and spinach, gradually add in the rest of the ingredients, along with ice. now blending this might take a little bit longer because you want it to have a smooth taste, not gritty so i would blend it for about 6 or 7 minutes on your highest setting.
There are so many healthy benefits from this smoothie, vitamin C from the oranges, super important omega 3's form the flax and chia seeds protein, and natural sugar from the fruits. Lets hope it works its magic on my cold!
I went in to work last night and was trying so hard to get everything done yesterday, but with no such luck. i have been feeling slightly off all week, but i should have known yesterday when i woke up and then went back to bed directly afterwards, and slept through the whole block of How i met your mother.
so, i went into work, and looking back i actually did get a lot done which is good, but as the night went on i started losing it, so i went home without getting everything done.
And with that note, my sister and i just watched really stupid lifetime movies.seriously, i recommend it if you're feeling bad.
What do you like to do when you are feeling under the weather?