What’s your go to breakfast? I know you have one…it’s what you grab on the way to work in the morning five days a week. I bet it’s something easy and if you don’t plan correctly it’s full of sugar and preservatives. I’ve developed my morning routine around a smoothie. It’s something I can throw into the blender and drink in the car and the way to wherever I’m going.
Have you ever heard of the Green Blender? It is the answer to my hectic mornings. It’s like having the dinner box that is ever so popular – the Blue Apron,Plated, etc. – of the smoothie. Each week the ingredients for 5 different smoothie recipes are in the box. This totals 10 smoothies, each recipe makes two smoothies.Would you like to give it a try? CLICK HERE to check it out, a 20% discount will automatically be applied to your order
It is no secret to anyone who knows me, my weekday routine is pretty hectic. I like to exercise in the morning. My week starts with aerial yoga, two days a week I’m scheduled for my tennis rotation, one day I take a Barre class, every day I walk the dog and if I have a free day, I’m on the treadmill or hit the gym. Usually all of this happens before nine am. That way I’m at my desk and productive for the remainder of the day.This means I must have something to sustain me in the mornings and solid food is too heavy. Smoothies are my ticket to health, balance and wellbeing. It’s a great way to start the day. You know what they say – breakfast is the most important meal of the day. I do believe that.When I get those mid day cravings I can have another smoothie and it staves off hunger until I can concentrate on fixing food in solid form that takes a bit more prep work. As a blogger my day can be pretty solitary so the smoothie is a great solution for lunch. This box served me well for the week.I have played with my own smoothie mixes and found a few that I really love but to drink but it gets a bit boring, I do crave variety. When the Green Blender offered to send me a box, I jumped at the offer.My Green Blender box arrived on a Thursday evening and I couldn’t wait to dive in. The ingredients are fresh! The recipes are curated so they are vegan, GMO-free, and organic. If there is an exception to this rule there will be a note on the recipe. I unpacked the box, laid out all of the ingredients for each smoothie and set about washing, chopping and packaging. This process only took about 30 minutes and it was so worth it. I divided each recipe so I have the contents for one smoothie in a baggie that I stored in the freezer. This is perfect for me – I grab a bag, break it up a bit, pour it into the blender, add ice and water, push the button and voilà – my smoothie is ready.The variety is so refreshing, two of the smoothies were greens based; one with kale, one with lettuce. The lighter green smoothie was cucumber based, then there was one flavored with green coffee, and another with carrots. Each smoothie has the perfect balance of healthy fats, fruits/vegetables and additives such as oats, flax, nuts, ginger, etc. if left to my own devices my freezer bags would be the same every day, week after week and then after a month or so I would change them up.Each morning I found myself looking forward to what new flavor I would pull out of the freezer. If you prefer to have your ingredients fresh, they will last for over a week in the refrigerator.Now the green Blender is the my morning hero. I just love having the variety in the freezer in the morning. As I said, I’m a grab and go girl….
Would you like to give it a try? CLICK HERE to check it out and a 20% discount will automatically be applied to your order.
Each box is delivered free of charge. The cost is quite reasonable, ranging 4.90 – 3.90 per smoothie, depending on the subscription option you choose. Don’t forget to click this link and you will receive a 20% discount on your order (the discount is applied just before you enter the payment info, never fear).
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Here is one of my favorite Green Blender recipes:
- 1 persian cucumber
- 1 apple - chopped
- 5 oz honeydew
- ½ inch ginger
- ½ lemon - juiced
- 1 tbsp flaxseed
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup ice
- Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
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