Maybe I should have called this a green smoothie challenge instead of a get in shape challenge. I’m pretty good at having smoothies for breakfast, but exercising every day has been a bit more difficult. Maybe I should have had a different challenge each week. I’m better at focusing on one week at a time. Well, new idea for my October challenge. So, the green smoothie recipe for today is so yummy. It has one ingredient that you might not usually have in your kitchen: plantain. I started buying plantains a few month ago when I got my new endometriosis cookbook. I try to use them when they are green for savory dishes, but one will get overlooked on the counter and get really ripe. Then, just like bananas, it is time for a smoothie. I love using plantains in smoothies because they have a milder taste than bananas and they add great texture and creaminess.
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup unsweetened plant based milk
- 1 ripe plantain
- 1/4 cup almonds
- 2 dates
- 1 scoop collagen (optional)
- 2 cups spinach or other greens
- 1/2 cup mango
Blend it all up and enjoy. Makes 2 servings.
I don’t know that I’ve made much progress this month, but I’m not giving up. This is a new day and a new week. I do not have to be unhealthy. I will choose to do something about my diet and movement.