Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Gimme nutrients

Today was busy, but productive at work. Blah! When I finally made it home, I wanted to focus on getting nutrients into my body, asap.

Lentil soup and some I-Can't-Believe-It's-Not-Butter-y whole grain bread. Relatively healthy, but lacking in color.

A little later, I decided to attempt being trendy by incorporating canned pumpkin into my go-to 'green monster' spinach smoothie combination. This "pumpkin monster" variation has been gaining popularity all over the foodie blogosphere, and it sounded tasty enough for me to give it a go.

In the mix:
Three large handfuls of spinach
1 cup vanilla soy milk
1 frozen banana, cut into pieces for ease of blending
One combined, I added:
2 tablespoons chia seeds
1/2 scoop vanilla protein powder
A few generous shakes of pumpkin pie spice
Whirred together, this made a thick and delicious smoothie, with plenty of great pumpkin pie flavor. And check out that neon green color!

Tomorrow morning, I am hitting up the 6AM class at Milwaukee Bikram Yoga. Cheers!

Question of the Day - Have you tried a 'pumpkin monster' yet? What is your favorite combo of ingredients for 'green monster' smoothies?

1 comment:

Kayla @ Let's Live Wholesome said...

I tried CNC's sweet potato pie smoothie last fall, and holy crap, it was so good. I'll have to give this one a taste, too!