My Very First Smoothie

When I first started to work with my health coach, she suggested since I didn’t like to cook that I make a smoothie.  I decided to try it out.  I got some of the ingredients.  Some of the ingredients I had to order online.  The first day I had all the ingredients, I went to the grocery store to get the bananas.  The bananas were supposed to be frozen but I didn’t think it would make a difference.  I was so wrong.  Instead of almond milk, I used regular milk.  I put all the ingredients in the blender and it was a disaster.  The smoothie came out watery and brown.  I looked at it and I told myself that I had to at least try it.  I got a spoon and had 2 spoonfuls.  It tasted a little bitter.  I put it in the refrigerator hoping that after about 5 minutes of chilling in it, it would taste better.  When I went back to the fridge, it was even more brown and it looked disgusting.  I threw it out.  I got afraid in that moment.  If I didn’t like the smoothies, then what next.  Would my health coach have another solution that would allow me not to cook and not time consuming?  I told myself to keep trying and to actually follow the recipe that she had given me.  I finally got it right on the third try.  I realized why the strawberries and the bananas had to be frozen.  That third smoothie I loved it.  It wasn’t bitter, it was actually sweet.

My Smoothie Recipe:

4-5 frozen strawberries

1 frozen banana

7-8 blueberries (added by my mom one day without me asking, but it helped)

1 teaspoon of protein powder (Vega Sport Performance Protein berry flavor)

1 tablespoon of coconut butter (Kevala Coconut Butter)

2 teaspoons ground flax seed

1 handful of baby kale

almond milk (almond breeze vanilla flavor)  just enough to cover the fruit

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