The holidays are not quite over yet, but maybe you wish they were so that you could get back to eating normally. Thankfully, there’s a week between Christmas and New Year’s where we can slow down with the food, and if you’re on vacation, where you can slow down with the body. Often, if I want to take a break from food, I’ll turn to one of the smoothies below. Maybe I shouldn’t refer to it as something other than food though. There’s plenty in there to keep your blood sugar from plummeting after a couple of hours and heading to the leftovers.
You can play around with the amounts and try different spices. I love the warmth of cardamom this time of year and sometimes I’ll add ginger too. Even a pumpkin pie spice would work well. It tastes more like a treat that way!
Purple (and Green) Smoothie
1 c water or almond milk
½ c frozen blueberries
½ frozen banana, cut into chunks
1 T chia or hemp seeds, or
1 scoop protein powder, or
½ cup plain Greek yogurt
handful of greens (baby lettuces, spinach, or kale)
sprinkle of spices (cinnamon, cardamom, ginger, etc.)
1 t real maple syrup or honey (optional)
Combine the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. For a thinner drink, add more water or milk.