Since Ryan and I will be out of town all weekend, I figured I should use the big bag of spinach we have in our fridge since it would likely go bad while we’re away. Making a big green monster smoothie seemed like the perfect way to use several handfuls of the green stuff.
Into the blender went:
- 1 frozen banana
- 1 large scoop of chocolate protein powder
- Almond milk
- Several handfuls of fresh spinach
- 1/2 tbsp. cocoa powder
- Spoonful of peanut butter
This unappetizing creation was the result:
What intrigued me most about the smoothie was how thick it was.
I definitely prefer to eat my calories rather than drink them, but a thick smoothie seems a lot more substantial and I can get on board with that!
So, how was it???
I put several large handfuls of spinach in the smoothie, but couldn’t taste it at all (thank goodness). Aside from the putrid green color, I honestly would never know spinach was in this chocolatey delight.
When Ryan came into the kitchen I immediately got a “What in the world did you make for breakfast” reaction. Apparently a blender full of thick, green goop doesn’t look so good???
I slept horribly last night.
As Ryan and I were going to bed, we started talking about my “escape plan” should an intruder ever break into our apartment.
I always have a plan in my head to get out of our apartment quickly should a “bad guy” ever break in. Since we’re in a new pad, I had to rethink my former escape route.
I think all the talk about bad people made me a little uneasy as I went to bed and I kept waking up and had trouble falling back asleep multiple times.
I figured this would make me tired and translate into a not-so-hot workout.
I was shocked how strong I felt in BodyPump today. It was so unexpected since I assumed I’d feel exhausted, but I think my workout really helped re-energize me. Thank goodness!
After BodyPump, I finished my workout with 25 minutes of light cardio on the elliptical.
Since Ryan has the day off, I have a hot lunch date planned with him this afternoon. Three guesses where we’ll be going… 😉
Immediately after work we’re heading to my parents’ house in St. Pete. There are talks of a bon-fire tonight… S’mores, here I come!