Lean, Mean, and Green Smoothie

Historically, I haven't been a huge fan of drinking my food. I like chewing things. It makes me feel like I'm doing something.

However, I am always looking for ways to incorporate more veggies into my diet, as they are something I enjoy eating. Yet sometimes salads are inconvenient. You know how it is: you're a person on the move. You're juggling 18 different bags like an expert Sherpa in the Himalayas, walking around NYC, trying to keep up with your Twitter updates, all the while ignoring repeated texts from Marmo. Oh yeah, and those are cute shoes, aren't they?

Maybe this is just how I roll. But really, in that situation, how are you supposed to eat a salad? You might suggest that I put DOWN all the junk I'm carrying, ignore Twitter (GASP!) and actually respond to Marmo. Also, please remind me I shouldn't be buying shoes.

But I probably won't do any of this. I don't listen. Just ask John. Or The Box.

My hope is that this smoothie will make me a better sister, daughter, eater....and even a person. Maybe it will do that for you too. Worth a shot.

The Lean, Mean and Green:

What You Need:

8 oz orange juice

1 banana

4 leaves of kale, rinsed, stems removed, and chopped

1/2 of a mango, skin removed and chopped

1 apple (any kind, I used Gala), skin removed and chopped

What To Do:

Throw all this stuff in the blends and pureé. Then pour it in a glass, grab a straw and sip away!

An Almond Mango Morning:

What You Need:

8 oz almond milk

1 banana

1/2 of a mango, skin removed and chopped

1 scoop protein powder (optional)

What To Do:

Throw it all in the blender and pureé. Then pour it in a glass, grab a straw and sip away!

Did anyone notice that my instructions rhyme?