Monday, August 29, 2016

Just another manic Monday

If you're anything like me, Mondays can be killer. Mondays and Tuesdays start out rough, Wednesdays slowly inch towards better, and by Thursday I've hit my prime. 

I need something good and green to start me off in the right direction. I might not be able to control much, but I can make sure I jumpstart my week with a green smoothie to start me off in the right direction. Packed to the brim with veggies and just a hint of spicy kick from basil, this smoothie is sure to be a winner and help you dominate your day. 

I add chia, flax, and Green Superfood powder for an added nutritional boost, but you can leave them out if you don't have them. 

Go get 'em! 

Ingredients (serves 1-2): 

1 frozen banana
1/4 cup blueberries (fresh or frozen)
1 scoop chocolate protein powder
1 handful fresh basil
3-4 cups kale
1/4- 1/2 cup water (depending on desired thickness)
1 scoop Green Superfood powder, such as Amazing grass (optional)
1 tsp chia seed (optional)
1 tsp ground flax seed (optional)
4-5 ice cubes (optional)

Using a high powered blender (I use a Vita Mix), add the water, protein powder, Green Superfood powder, chia, and flax. Next, add the blueberries and frozen banana. If using, add ice. Finally, add kale and basil. Turn machine on and slowly increase to the highest speed until you reach desired consistency.

Voila! You got this! 

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