Friday, August 19, 2011

Soothing Blueberry Banana Smoothie

For the past couple days I have not been feeling well. I have had a horrible sore throat, hard time swallowing, and have actually lost my voice. (No, it's not strep- this has happened to me before.)It's not easy to whisper to 3 little ones! My issues are caused from allergies- I have rotten ones almost all year long. Recently in our area we have had a wildfire burning, and apparently that can make allergies so much worse, especially for those allergic to trees- like I am. I am allergic to about 9 kinds of trees that are native to my area- including Pine and Magnolia- which are prevalent where the fire is burning. Even my allergy meds are not helping much at this point. Since I've been feeling rotten, and not been able to or wanting to eat a lot, I decided to make myself a smoothie for breakfast today. I loaded it with foods that are full of vitamins, in hopes that I'll start feeling better soon. At the very least, I hope I won't feel worse! (And it's easier to swallow than solid food!)

My friends over at Green Living Eco showed me how to make the Green Monster Smoothie a few months ago. Today I made one similar, but changed it up a bit.

1 whole, ripe Banana
1 handful Fresh Spinach
1/4 cup frozen Blueberries
1 Tablespoon Peanut Butter
1 Tablespoon Flaxseed Meal
1/2 cup Vanilla Almond Milk
2-3 ice cubes

Put the banana, spinach, blueberries in the blender/food processor first.

Add the Flaxseed,

And the peanut butter

cover with the almond milk- add more or less depending on how thin you want it.

Yup- I still need a blender:-)

Blend until it becomes liquid, then add the ice cubes and blend some more to make it more of a smoothie consistency. It really is that easy! And so good and good for you!

Now to go make myself a cup of green tea with honey:-)

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