Welcome to Wednesday, everyone!
I’m sure with the new school year starting, most of you are feeling run-down, exhausted, and ready for the weekend. I know i’ve been feeling the stress of a new school year!
What better way to get over hump day than a nutrient-filled, antioxidant packed smoothie that tastes more like dessert?
You see, when our bodies are run-down, tired, and sleep-deprived, we tend to crave sugar. Why is this? WE NEED ENERGY – NOW! Unfortunately, this usually means we reach for a sugar-filled latte or candy bar. This leaves us feeling foggy-minded, shaky, and even angry. If you listen closely to this craving, it’s really just your body trying to regulate and help you. Honor your sugar cravings – but do it more intelligently. What are you really needing? A nap? A hug? Instead of reaching for a candy bar, make yourself a sweet smoothie to reward your body with the nutrients it needs while also getting the chocolatey taste you want 🙂 Here’s my go-to recipe!
- Soy milk/Almond Milk
- Frozen blueberries/berries
- Frozen peach slices
- Chia Seeds
- “Wild Friends” All Natural Peanut Butter Chocolate Coconut (you can use your favorite organic, natural chocolate spread but I REALLY recommend this one!! SO GOOD!)
- Dates, pitted
- Power Greens, or greens of your choice (I used a blend of baby kale, spinach, swiss chard)
I use a Ninja Blender, so I throw everything in there and simply blend. I add more soy milk if I want a smoother smoothie, or less if I want a thicker smoothie. The wonderful thing about smoothies is that you can tailor the amount of the ingredients used to make it your own 🙂
One tip! – If you don’t have a chocolate spread, you can make one by mixing peanut butter, cocoa powder, and a little honey/agave. That makes a great substitute!
PS ~ I promise you can’t taste the greens at all 🙂 That’s the great part. Enjoy!