Babies take up a lot of time. Like a lot a lot. He doesn’t leave me much time to prepare food at all, let alone take pictures of it.
Breakfast is usually our most work-intensive meal since he’s now content to play in the living room while I prep. We have egg-and-mushroom scrambles and oatmeal a lot, but the kiddo also LOVES green smoothies. He bounces up and down in his high chair and squeals with anticipation.
Someday I’ll remind him of this, I’m sure.
My favorite green smoothie is delicious, but it has more ingredients. More ingredients that I need to have all at the same time AND cut up? This one will work just fine, thanks.
It’s gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan, and probably paleo! It’s even extra hydrating to help replace all the fluid and electrolytes I’m losing to nursing at all hours of the night.
This time of year I might toss in some lemon or lime and omit the cucumber. You could throw in a little
banana, either frozen or fresh, if you wanted to add some heft. Just do it quickly before your 1-year-old wants to steal it from you.
Super Hydrating Green Smoothie
by Stacy Spensley March-4-2014
Quick and refreshing, like getting slapped in the face with a sunbeam. If using fresh mango, you may want to add more ice. I only add cucumber in the summer.
1 cup coconut water
2-3 cups spinach or other greens, packed
2 tablespoons unsweetened shredded coconut
1/2 cup mango, cubed (fresh or frozen)
1/2 cup cucumber (optional)
4 ice cubes
1.) Combine all ingredients and blend until smooth. If you don’t have a great blender, puree the greens and coconut in the coconut water before adding the frozen stuff.
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 2 servings
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