This weekend, I decided to tackle my slipcovers for the barstools
out in the sunroom.
I decided to challenge myself and pipe them with green trim.
I have made piping before, but usually it’s been to sew to the
edge of a hooked rug…..I was a little scared….but I proceeded.
I’ll give you updates on how THAT turned out tomorrow.
As for now I’m sharing a little experiment that I’ve been trying….
If you’ve been anywhere on the internet, you’ll un-doubtfully run into them.
These are smoothies made with spinach…..yes, spinach!
I know it sounds gross, but supposedly you can’t taste the spinach from
the other ingredients that you put into them.
I’ve been drinking them for a couple of weeks now and I’m addicted!
This is a great way for ME to get enough veggies into my day, and there
is nothing better than knowing you are getting some veggies right
out of the gate.
What I’m sharing with you today is my
CHOCOLATE CINNAMON GREEN SMOOTHIE
This is my list of ingredients:
1/2-3/4 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk (can use regular milk, soy milk, coconut water, etc.)
2 big handfuls spinach
1 tsp. matcha
1 Tbsp. chia seeds
sprinkling of ground cinnamon to taste
1 Tbs. almond butter (or any nut butter you like)
1 scoop chocolate protein powder
ice to thicken
*if you don’t have all these “fancy healthy” things like matcha, chia seeds
and chocolate protein powder, just skip those things, use instead say,
walnuts of pecans instead of the chia seeds, maybe a little instant coffee
granules instead of the matcha and cocoa powder instead of protein powder…
obviously not as much as was in the scoop of protein powder, I’d say maybe 1 Tbs cocoa powder
First pour in your almond milk
Then add 2 big handfuls of spinach
(today, I used 1 spinach and 1 kale…I don’t recommend
using kale if this is your first time making a green smoothie, as it does
have a bit of a bitter taste to it, and then you’re going to undo all
of your goodness by adding sweetener….trust me….use 2 handfuls of spinach if this is your first time)
Now pack that down in your milk..
I’m using a hand held Bamix mixer with a chopping blade,
but most people will be using a blender….
Next add in your matcha…
and chia seeds…
and sprinkle on your cinnamon…
Now blend until really smooth…
Next, add in your almond butter…
and chocolate protein powder
Blend again, and then add your ice if you
want it thicker. Try a taste and see what you think…
you might need to add more cinnamon, more ice
or if you have a sweet tooth, perhaps a little
stevia, agave syrup or honey.