Brr, it’s really cold in DC today. I’m hoping for snow tomorrow since it’s just not winter to me without a blanket of snow. Since it’s so cold and wintery today, I thought it was only appropriate to make a delicious, icy smoothie for breakfast. Okay, maybe not the best weather for it, but I really do love smoothies in the morning. They’re really quick, and I can drink them in the car on my way to work. I use the Magic Bullet to make my smoothies. I know it seems cheesy and “seen on tv,”, but I honestly love the Bullet. It’s easy to make one serving at a time and I can throw the cup into the dishwasher afterwards instead of having to deal with washing out an entire blender. Plus, some of the cups have handles!
For this smoothie, I threw in the following ingredients: soy milk (regular milk is fine too, I just happened to have this instead); Greek yogurt (richer and creamier than regular yogurt); protein powder (I have to make sure to mix this up really well w/ the milk before blending; otherwise, the powder is a gross texture); frozen berries (I had a mix of blueberries and raspberries on hand); baby spinach; agave honey (for sweetening). The inclusion of the spinach may sound weird, but I promise you can’t taste the spinach once it’s been blended, and it’s an easy way to get a serving of veggies. It does turn the smoothie an ugly color, though (as shown in the picture above). Next time, I’ll probably add some peanut butter or almond butter for a kick of fat, because the smoothie didn’t really keep me satisfied as long as I would have liked.
Song of the Day
George Harrison – If Not For You (Live at Bobfest). My dad sent me this clip today, and I thought it was cool! It’s George Harrison performing at a 30th anniversary celebration of Bob Dylan’s music in 1992. His purple jacket is kind of insane, but check out all the talent he has performing behind him, including some of the band members from The Blues Brothers. George may not have gotten as much attention/credit as John and Paul did, but he was definitely a great talent in his own right and a lot of his solo stuff is worth a checkout.