And I’ll be booking it to San Francisco for Her Campus’s College Fashion Week. I’ll be using the new Cinch App to decide WTF to wear this weekend by polling my GFs ( << coolest new app ever + more detailed post coming soon! )
On another note: last week, I was scouring Pinterest for a really good, not-disgusto, green smoothie recipe. I found literally 10239034 different recipes, but they all sounded absolutely sick or way too elaborate for my budget (like, I can’t buy all these expensive as hell oils + supplements on a college budget… no way). So, I combined a couple of recipes, modified them to my liking, and made it budget- & taste-bud friendly.
Honestly, The green smoothie fad is kind of funny to me. It seems super healthy, but as I was sorting through recipes, I realized that so many of them contain a thousand grams of sugar and half a day’s worth of calories, making them not-so-healthy. Just because its green, doesn’t mean is easy on the waist-line!
So, my recipe is limited to 380 cals (I usually try to stay under 400 for a meal) & 1 gram of saturated fat, AND it contains lots of Vitamin A + C (kale is a superfood for a reason), 11 grams of fiber (from the chia seeds) and 20 grams of protein (which is 1/3 of my daily goal… perfect.)
This is my morning go-to because its simple, easy, and is loaded with nutrients to start my day off right. Also, this recipe takes about 5-10 minutes total (w/ clean-up), so it works well when I (inevitably) hit the snooze button five times, and I need to make breakfast really fast.
Also, its so preeeeetty! I’m such a sucker for an instagram-worthy meal. Luckily, this green smoothie tastes as good as it looks. Srsly. Starting my day off on a good, clean note is key when it comes to my health-mojo for the rest of the day. Once I get rolling, its more likely that I’ll stick to clean eating. Is anyone else that way?
The vitamins, minerals, protein, fiber, and good fats in this green drank are essential for brain function, a clear complexion (yes, please!), staying full & content, building lean muscle, maintaining a healthy digestive system, and lots more.
Don’t like this recipe? Do what I did, and modify it to your liking! Create your own fav green smoothie combo ( and share it with me! ). I’d love to see alternate ways to make this ROAWO-approved breakfast smoothie. What would you add or subtract to make this drink perfect for you?
Some suggestions: add flaxseed (or swap chia for flax) / use another fruit (like blueberries, yum!) / swap coconut water for filtered water, almond milk, etc. / make it more savory by adding cilantro / kick up the heat with a dash of cayenne ( you can really go a million different directions with it ).
Hope y’all love it as much as I do! Peace, d00dz.