I’m 4 weeks postpartum, and I’m starting to fantasize about getting back in shape. While I love a good plate of nachos (washed down with a cold beer) any day of the week, I do feel better both physically and emotionally if I exercise and eat right.
I’m excited to re-join my YMCA, start the Couch to 5k program again, and even possibly take some yoga classes at this yoga studio just a block from my house.
Oh, and fitting back in to my jeans again would be super nice too.
Before I got pregnant with Paul, I was on a health kick that included mid-morning smoothies. Drinking a smoothie was an easy way for me to get energized without reaching for a Diet
Earlier this week, I saw a particular green smoothie getting pinned on Pinterest like 100o times over, and I knew I had to try it. Unfortunately, it was the biggest PinterFAIL ever. Totally nasty. So sad.
I refuse to give up. This morning, I brushed off my gag reflex, and searched Pinterest for a more tolerable green monster smoothie recipe.
Speaking of Green Monsters, have you ever cloth diapered a 1 month old and a 2 year old?
(oy, I digress…)
So today, I’m attempting another green smoothie,based off this pin, with slight adaptions.
My (slightly adapted) from the original recipe Green Monster Smoothie:
- Handful of fresh baby spinach
- diced pineapple
- 1 banana, peeled and cut up
- 1 cup Greek yogurt
- 1 kiwi
- tablespoon-ish of honey
- 1 raw egg
- Handful of ice cubes
Ok fine, who am I kidding, I majorly adapted the original recipe, and changed it completely. It’s not remotely the same drink.
Blend it till the blender smokes (what? You’re blender doesn’t smoke after 30 seconds in use?)
Make it look like this:
And then drink it down…
I mean really, one of these puppies every day will have me back in my pre-pregnancy jeans in no time. Right?
Overall, this smoothing was a PinterSCORE, opposed to a PinterFAIL. I suggest you give it a try.
Have you made anything cool off of Pinterest? Do share.
*I’m being Pinteractive thanks to my dear friend, Nanette.