Ok, so I’ve told you I run. What I haven’t told you, is that running is just about the only uber healthy thing I do. I’m not a vegan, I don’t mind gluten, I only take vitamins when I suspect I’m getting sick, and I have no idea what it means to eat a macrobiotic diet. While I think these choices mean I have quite a lot in common with most women, they also mean I have very little in common with the likes of Madonna, Gwyneth and Gisele (as if we didn’t know this already).
So imagine how riddled with doubt I was when a girlfriend recommended Gwyneth’s smoothie recipe. I immediately conjured up images of seaweed, kale and flax seeds in my blender, and I subsequently balked. My friend was not to be deterred, however, and so after our last run, she hit the kitchen. I’m not gonna’ lie. Gwyneth’s on to something, and it’s not just perfect gowns for awards season! The smoothie was delish, and though there’s a few ingredients that raised my eyebrows (green powder?), from a taste perspective, this smoothie hit the spot, especially post-run. Here’s how it goes (and yep, you might have to hit Whole Foods for a couple of the ingredients).
1/2 Cup of blueberries (the recipe calls for fresh, but my girlfriend used frozen)
1 Scoop whey powder
1 Scoop of green powder (my girlfriend used something called Macro Greens; I looked it up and Vitamin World offers something similar called Life’s Greens)
1 & 1/2 Cups of almond milk
I know, I can feel your doubt emanating from the pixels on my computer screen, and I promise, I was right there with you. But you know what? It was tasty, it was refreshing, and it was a nice way to start the day! Despite the weird green powder, the only thing I tasted were the blueberries, which I love! So go on….I dare you.
Tastes like chicken!