Well, I’m counting today as a half day in my week challenge. And I’m ok with that decision. I did have my smoothie for breakfast and leftover salad from last night for lunch, but I took the night off. It is Friday, right? 🙂 I did have a veggie noodle dish and shrimp from a take out place for dinner. Always have to look for healthier options if and when you do order from a restaurant. So here is the half day of my challenge.
STRAWBERRY DREAM SMOOTHIE
** I was excited about this one as I love strawberries, but I found that there was too much spinach taste and not enough strawberry taste (and colour, as you can see from the picture!). So I would suggest that you play around with the measurements a bit. **
Makes 1 serving
- 1 cup fresh or frozen strawberries
- 1-2 medjool dates, pitted*
- 1.5 cups filtered water
- 1 cup almond milk or homemade orange juice
- 1-2 ripe spotty bananas, peeled and frozen**
- 2 cups spinach or kale
* if the dates are hard, soak them in hot water for awhile before adding them to the blender
** you can use any bananas really; they don’t have to be ‘spotty’
Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth and creamy
I hope you’re enjoying your Friday! Remember, it’s ok to take a ‘break’ every now and then…and don’t be hard on yourself for it!