If today’s picture looks familiar, it’s because I featured this smoothie with some of my favorite things last week! (By the way, the Van Morrison kick is only getting worse – I think Eric Clapton might pull me out, though. I stumbled on a cover he did of George Harrison’s While My Guitar Gently Weeps – man, that’s a good song!)
The past couple days have been pretty busy. In case you didn’t notice, my Pinterest training pics have all had Disney backgrounds ;) (That fireworks one isn’t photoshopped either – the lights just reflected off the water!)
But today, everything’s back to normal :)
I’ve been drinking this smoothie for a while, but I thought today would be the perfect time to post it since we just talked about spinach increasing energy last week. Like most of my recipes, the inspiration for this one started at The Gracious Pantry. I added a couple things/changed a few ingredients around… and it’s SO GOOD! I know the whole spinach thing makes it sound scary, but you seriously don’t even taste any spinach at all! The only way you know it’s in there is from the texture – and if you don’t want to notice it, just chop up the spinach super fine before you put it in the blender!
1 1/2 cups spinach
1/2 cup frozen blueberries
2 tbsp. flaxseed (ground meal)
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup almond milk
5 ice cubes
Just throw everything in the blender and push start!
This is an amazing way to get three super foods in one drink! Check out these links to read more about the benefits of each food:
Let me know if you try it!
George Harrison and Eric Clapton © Bettmann/CORBIS
…Before I get going, I just have to say: this post took me like an hour to write! Once I started talking about Eric Clapton, I got on a major guitar kick – which, inevitably led me to Cream’s Crossroads (fun fact: Clapton was always shocked people loved Crossroads because the whole song is played off beat – he once told a reporter: “No wonder people think it’s so good – because it’s wrong!”)… and then, next thing you know, I ended up at Jimi Hendrix’s Red House – no surprise there ;) Every time I’m some place with a juke box, it’s always the first song I play!
So I’m gonna give you two options: you can either listen to the short version of Red House or, if you’re a real music buff, watch the second (it’s a live video performance from Stockholm, ’69). But trust me, you need to listen to one… you can thank me later :)