Parker has been trying to get me on the smoothie bandwagon for quite some time now. He has a Ninja and is obsessed with making smoothies before his workouts. He just throws random fruit in there (mostly bananas…he and Olive loveeeeee bananas), spinach, ice, and hits pulse. I was kinda leery of this, because if I’m going to drink veggies and fruit I want to make sure it’s going to do something for ME. I found this recipe for a stomach-slimming smoothie on Pinterest. I have tweaked it a bit to make it more user friendly, and because I hate measuring stuff if I don’t have to 🙂
What you’ll need:
Kale (barrrrf…but I promise, it’s not so bad)
Frozen Pineapple (I just buy a whole one, cut, and freeze it myself. Saves $$$)
Frozen Blueberries (I do the same with these…even easier to freeze)
Almond butter (pricey…but cheaper than lipo!)
Greek Vanilla Yogurt (I just buy a big ole’ tub of it)
3/4 cup of water (this I usually measure, and sometimes add more)
I literally just take a handful or 2 of pineapples and blueberries (recipe says to use a cup, but I find that it makes way too much sometimes so I eye it), 2 handfuls of kale, 1 tablespoon of almond butter, 2 tablespoons of yogurt, and chuck ’em into the Ninja. Then I drizzle the water over top, click the top on, pulse for a few minutes…and wahlah! Breakfast fit for a mermaid….or at least, this mermaid 🙂
If you despise kale, like I do, either give the concoction some extra pulses in the blender, or do like Parker does and replace it with spinach. In my experience you can’t taste spinach as easily in a smoothie.
As for the stomach flattening promises…I may be seeing things, but at least I feel like it’s working. I ran out of ingredients last week and skipped this for a few days in a row, and literally did not have as much energy…so I know for sure it’s helping with that!
Also…I really miss bacon 😥
Thrift on, mermaids!