I feel like I start every post with “I’m feeling sluggish because” or “I over-indulged due to this…”, but that’s summer isn’t it? Summer is a time for enjoyment and for me that means lots and lots of food. I am always more inclined to a more lackadaisical approach to nutrition as the weather overheats, and patio and poolside snacks are always more favorable when they lean toward the naughty side.
But I assure you that my over indulgence is purely seasonal.
After yet after another weekend full of meals that left me with unbuttoned pants, my anticipation for slower and healthier times is steadily starting to grow. Fall means back to school, but since I no longer seek guidance in the school system, I like to think of fall as a time of change. It’s a time to reform my excessive summer ways.
Each year that passes and as I grow another year wiser, I look to fall as a time to refocus and set goals for the winter months, when hibernation and a little life admin is welcomed almost universally.
However, it’s not fall; in fact, with temperatures soaring the way they are, it’s most certainly still the dogs days of summer. So until the leaves begin to wither and pass to make way for winter, I will start every Monday with a smoothie and the resolve to be a little bit better next weekend.
My Monday Smoothie Pledge
Starting every Monday with a smoothie or a fresh juice should help to negate the weekend and its aforementioned over indulgences, or at least I would like to think so. And this morning was no different. Today called for greens and antioxidants, which this smoothie delivers in spades!
The coconut milk not only offers this smoothie incredible anti-viral and anti-bacterial properties, but the creaminess delivers a lushness to the smoothie that juice nor water could possibly provide. And if you happen to be one of those people who is frightened of a little green in a smoothie – don’t be! The blueberries and orange juice mask it perfectly. This smoothie is sweet redemption in a sip!
Coconut Milk, Blueberry and Spinach
- ½ cup coconut milk
- ½ cup frozen blueberries
- ½ cup frozen spinach
- ½ cup fresh orange juice
- ¼ cup water
In a blender, blend until smooth.