Isn’t it fitting that my first recipe of March is green? I don’t typically get too into seasonal trends on the blog, partly because I’m admittedly not a festive human, but mostly because I’m too lazy to keep up with the all the foodie holidays and trends. So, full disclosure this smoothie isn’t green because it’s March, it’s green because it’s a kickass smoothie that I couldn’t wait to share with you!
I really should call it the Sunday morning smoothie because to me it tastes like what a Sunday would taste like if it were a smoothie: creamy, sweet, bright and refreshing. Sometimes I get a little excited in the morning and go overboard and throw every fruit in my freezer, green in my fridge and flavor boosting ingredient in my pantry into the blender. Admittedly sometimes this works, but Sundays are for simplicity. Banana and mango create a rich, sweet and creamy base, while the spinach and coconut milk balance them out.
I’m a big fan of Sundays. Often I reserve this day to play in my kitchen. I pop on my favorite Pandora station (lately it’s been a mix of stand up comedy based of Mike Birbiglia) and chop and prep and mix and roast and blend. If I have a recipe that’s blog ready I’ll prep it in the kitchen and shoot it in my living room which has fantastic light during the day. This past Sunday, I think I might have used 90% of my tupperware containers with all the food and ingredients I prepped which is saying something because I have quite a collection.
I’m not embarrassed to say that having a fridge-full of prepared food makes me slightly giddy. It’s the simple things right? It was probably even more exciting because I worked really hard to get my grocery bill down, which for me isn’t an easy task. Like I mentioned before, I have no problem dropping silly amounts of cash on expensive kombucha, coffee, nut butters or coconut oil but I couldn’t tell you the last pair of shoes I bought. Priorities?
Anywho – Sundays are quite lovely, whether they’re spent in the kitchen alone or going for a walk with your sister, talking on the phone with your friend you haven’t spoken to in too long, trying a new yoga class or even getting a head start on the week ahead. I hope if you’re sipping on this smoothie even if it’s not a Sunday it will still give you that same peace. Cheers!
- 1 large frozen banana
- 1 cup of spinach
- 1 cup of frozen mango
- 4-8oz of coconut milk
- 1 scoop of plant based protein powder
- Coconut chips for topping
- Place all ingredients into blender and blend until smooth.
- Top with coconut chips and enjoy.
- What’s your favorite Sunday activity?
- The one food item you love to splurge on?