At work, I often hear about those who get up at 6am and don’t arrive at work until 8:30am. This baffles me – what are you doing for two hours before you get in your car and arrive at work?!
My morning routine is a little different than most people’s. I only need 30 minutes from the time my alarm goes off until I’m out the door. My commute to work is roughly 20 minutes, depending on traffic. If I wake up at 7am, I roll into work by 7:50.
What do I get done in 30 minutes? Not much. I roll out of bed, get dressed, throw together a lunch and leave. I typically shower at night (or read in the tub for two hours, which is becoming the norm) and I eat breakfast once I get to work.
Most mornings I also have time to make a smoothie for the drive to work. For almost a year, I was having my original Jelly’s smoothie, which is yogurt, fruit and milk (no ice cream in the mornings, obviously). Super good, but a little heavy sometimes.
Lately, I’ve been experimenting with green smoothies. I’m been fascinated by them (namely the Green Monster over at Oh She Glows) but had a hard time getting them right. I tried using kale, which was a fail (hehe!) and almond milk and almond butter… but it just wasn’t what I wanted.
I decided to scratch everything I’d read online and create my own green concoction. After stomaching many disgusting grey-green drinks, I finally found the perfect on-the-go morning smoothie. Yeah, it’s green – but it’s soo delicious! And soo healthy!
- 1 banana
- ½ cup frozen mango
- ½ cup pure fruit juice (I like a berry juice blend)
- 2 handfuls fresh spinach
- A couple ice cubes (optional)
- Just stick it all in a blender and go!
As for blenders, I recently got a new one. I did a lot of research and bought the Ninja Professional Blender from Canadian Tire. It comes with two single-serving cups, just like a Magic Bullet, which I love. It’s perfect for the mornings and being on-the-go. It was an excellent investment and has been compared to more expensive blenders like Vitamix. which can run upwards of $700.
Do you have a favourite green smoothie? Something that tastes delicious? Comment below and let me know!