Smoothie-obsessed is not the word. Or maybe it is. OK fine. Hi, my name is Lauren Marie and I love smoothies. There. Whew.
I guess it all started about three months ago. There I was, eating dinner at our dining room table. Minding my own business. When all of a sudden, Patrick tells me, "I met this guy on my last business trip who juices vegetables and fruits for every meal. I think I want to do that."
Whoa, what, wait, wait. What?
When I regained consciousness, we talked a little more about his motivation for this extreme measure. And I realized he just wanted to feel like he was getting more nutrients and had more energy, especially in the morning. And who doesn't? Once I heard that, I knew just what to do!
I started experimenting with smoothies. I wanted the smoothie to be full of nutrition and fiber, but I wanted it to taste good without being overly sweet. And I also wanted it to fill us up without being too heavy. I was up for the challenge. And after a few test runs, my Spinach Protein Smoothie was born!
So, for the past three months, this smoothie has been our breakfast during the weekdays. It's super easy to make and I find that the cleanup is much easier than if I had cooked a big breakfast! And when I feel like we need a little variety, I throw in a few easy "add-ins" that I always keep on hand.
I'd like to think that I'm just a...
Smooth (ie) Operator.... :)
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