This morning’s Green Monster engulfed my granola! <—- say that 10x fast.
- 1/2 banana
- 4 icecubes
- 1 c. 1% milk
- 3 c. baby spinach
- topping: 2 T. Natures Path Pumpkin Flax Granola
Going, going, gone.
Until it settled on the bottom, making a nice and crunchy surprise at the end. It reminded me of when I was small and enjoyed eating raw oats with milk and sugar.
It was nice being able to eat lunch at home today! I made a mix of some of my favorite foods, which started with 1/2 a sweet potato topped with about a tablespoon of chunky peanut butter (if you’ve never tried this combination, you simply must…it sounds strange but totally works.)
I included some greens in my lunch, via salad.
- 1/2 cucumber
- 1/2 tomato
- 1/2 carrot
I wanted something light and zingy on top of my salad and went with some Red Wine Vinegar. Trader Joe’s makes a pretty nice one, and it’s also super cheap. I like how fresh and “tart” it is.
There was also some sweetness in my midday meal! In addition to adding the sweet factor, oranges are great for helping you absorb vegatarian sources of iron (aka, nonheme iron) since they’re packed with vitamin C (vitamin C=better iron absorption.)
I fancied up my water with a slice of lemon.
Off to work on my paper for Nutrition Problems in the US before my phone meeting with one of my professors!
Your GM looks so good! I still need to try the sweet potato and PB combo, it looks delish.
your smoothie looks beautiful! Looks like it should be minty though!! I’m having a sweet potato at dinner tonight! Maybe I should try it your way!
Those pics of your green monster might convince me to be daring and try one… Looks really good. 🙂
What blender do you use to make your smoothie? I don’t know if my “Bella Cucina” (similar to Magic Bullet) will be able to blend the ice and spinach in the same way it looks in the picture… (is blends frozen berries though!)…
Oh, and the sweet potato-peanut butter combo looks interesting… I’ll have to try it soon 🙂
I use this cuisanart:
But I don’t really recommend it actually. 😉 It’s super loud and I have to let it run for a while before it thoroughly chops everything up. It does the trick, but I’m pretty sure that there are better ones out there!