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Simple. Green. Delicious.

In our quest to be healthier, I've been searching for ways to keep our meals both healthy AND interesting.  I have failed at healthy eating when all I make every meal is chicken and vegetables.  I need some variety, y'all!

I'm not an earlier riser, so the most important meal of the day --breakfast-- doesn't get the attention it should.  It usually consists of to go coffee and a piece of fruit or hard boiled egg on a good day.  I wanted something delicious AND filling, but was having a hard time figuring out what that was.  And then I stumbled upon Simple Green Smoothies.  The two gals who created this lovely website have made getting a dose of veggies and fruit super easy.  I mean, STUPID easy. 

I signed up for their FREE 30-Day challenge and it's been super fun.  Every week I get an email with a shopping list and recipes.  Each recipe makes about 2 smoothies + a little more because I'm not so great on measuring stuff out.  I blend everything the night before, pour it into mason jars and pop them in the fridge for the next morning.  Each smoothie has either kale or spinach, a liquid (usually coconut milk or almond milk) and various fruits.  They taste awesome, y'all!  If they weren't almost always green in color, you'd never know you were drinking a cup of leafy greens!

I have learned a couple of things from blending smoothies, though.  The first being to blend your leafy greens with liquid before throwing anything else in there.  I blend them on high for awhile in order to prevent there being giant chunks of spinach in my teeth after enjoying said smoothie.  It's also recommended to blend at least one frozen fruit combined with fresh fruit, too.  This keeps them cold and the consistency is yummy!  Note:  when adding frozen fruit to already blended liquid, do your best not to plop it in too hard...

Not so awesome.  


I've also learned that you can freeze your greens!  I've always had an issue with greens going bad before I can use them, so this trick really helps.  

Check them out and give it a try.  It really is simple and they really are good, y'all!


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