This is a recipe that I’ve been drinking for a while, and for some reason it makes me happy. It’s light, fresh, and just the right amount of sweetness for me. I usually drink it for breakfast or for a mid-afternoon pick me up, sometimes changing out the mango for green apple–depending on what’s available.
Truth is, I haven’t been feeling well lately. I’ve been exhausted from “normal” life and just trying to keep all the wheels moving. Being a mom is hard work. 24/7. While I almost always eat clean and make wise choices–I don’t all the time. Once I make one bad choice, it’s so much easier to justify making another one.
I know that eating a bunch of bread and sweets makes my body not function like I need it to to make it through a day…But it’s quick and satisfying and easy to keep making that choice.
Well, this morning, I’d had enough. I drank warm lemon water (which used to be a routine of mine that I’d gotten away from) and made this smoothie. I challenged myself to share it with y’all so I would make it and drink it. I’d forgotten how much I LOVE it, how much instant energy it gives me, and how it makes my insides feel happy. It sets me up to make better decisions all day long.
I hope you enjoy this smoothie, and I hope it encourages you to get a little cleaner!
- 1 cup cold water
- 1 large handful spinach
- 2 stalks celery, roughly chopped
- 1 mango, diced
- 1 frozen banana
- juice of one lime
- Combine water, spinach, and celery in high powered blender and blend until smooth.
- Add the remaining ingredients and blend until combined.
- Add ice and blend if you want a colder blend. I like mine without ice!
Love to you all 🙂