... 'cause I drinks me spinach!
Yes, I've been starting my mornings with this vividly colored green beverage and it is soooo good. It's just a bunch of spinach, a half banana, and a little water. That's it. No sweetener, no protein powders, nada. The flavor of the banana overpowers most of the spinach, but that's okay.....for now. The original post states that any green can be used (spinach, chard, or even kale), however the taste of a stronger green will take getting used to, or can be *masked* with some extra fruit (blueberries, melon). The blog author suggests that drinking this every morning has possibly helped her get through the cough, cold, and flu season unscathed. hmmm.... Now there's a benefit!
This week I purchased a cellophane package of organic baby spinach at Whole Foods since I could have the rest as salads if the drink was unpalatable, but it turns out that I enjoy drinking my spinach. And while a $5 bag of greens every three days may be a bit extravagant, I think I'll do this every other day. Any little bit helps, right? And if I get daring enough, I might try some chard at the farmers market next week.
Now this isn't my complete breakfast. By no means could I get through the morning on it. I'd be chewing my pens at work :( After my *power drink* I make the bed, take a shower, pack my lunch, and then have my coffee and oatmeal while I scan the headlines and my favorite blogs - probably yours! :)
Take a quick click over to the original post at Golubka for some fantastic colorful photos and good writing. While you're there, check out this and this!!! And consider putting in a row of spinach for fall ...