No, not this kind, the kind you drink! Not the one in the can either, this one is home made.
I LOVE green monsters, I have one almost every morning. They are delicious, healthy, versatile and quick. All things that are extremely important first thing in the morning and right after a workout. Here is a basic recipe:
1-2 handfuls of baby spinach
1 tbsp almond butter
1 c skim milk (or other milk as desired)
Place all ingredients in blender and let ‘er rip! Serves 1.
I know that to many people this drink looks a bit, well, gross. But as with many things, looks are deceiving. It tastes really good, so good in fact that my mom will even drink them from time to time. And she is fussy as hell with her food. (Hehe, love you mom!)
This has become my new favorite breakfast.
Other ingredients that you can add are:
– Protein powder
– Anything else you can think of!
You are really only limited by your imagination. Although, just a word of caution, don’t add cantaloupe. I found it very unappetizing. Blech….!
I made mine this morning after my workout with blueberries, flax and Greek yogurt added to the mix. It held me until lunch.
In other (small) news, my run went very well this morning, I did 5K in 34 minutes, and this is only day 1 week 6 of the C25K program. I don’t think it’s unreasonable to assume that I’ll be able to finish my 5K on May 29th in 30 minutes or less based on my progress, as long as I keep going like this. Fingers crossed! I also realized that I have already done 10 miles this week, and it’s only Tuesday. That’s 16K! Now, I just have to get back into the suspension workout. The motivation just isn’t there (there is that dreaded word again!)
Maybe tonight will be the night, or maybe it’ll be tomorrow morning. Also, I think I’m going to just do it 3 times a week instead of 4-5. I’d rather use that extra time to run anyway.
Have a great night everyone!