50 Shades of Green

March 13th, 2013 | Posted by Alison Spath in Breakfast

Today’s green smoothie was sponsored by a bunch of baby kale that’s been hanging out in my fridge and was “Best By” – uhhh, yesterday.

Kale Best By March 12

Time to get a move on here with this thrice washed kale! I found some frozen peaches in the freezer and grabbed the container of peach kefir from the fridge – a peachy green smoothie was coming together in my mind.

Peach Kefir Kale and Peaches in Blender

And then it was coming together in my blender.

Some frozen sliced peaches, a banana, maybe a 1/2 c of peach kefir and plus a little milk too – and oh yeah, that better-yesterday baby kale.

Kale does make a smoothie taste a little more “green” than spinach does, but once you’re making green smoothies regularly, moving to kale is no big deal.  It’s not a bad taste, but it’s easier to tell you added something leafy when you use kale.

A much lighter shade of green than usual this morning. I think it’s possible I held back on the kale fearing it was going to be too kale-y.

Kale and Peach Kefir Smootie

But it wasn’t too kaleish – it was great!  Foamy and lighter in texture today too, the peach was a nice change from the other green smoothies I’ve been making over the course of the last week and a half here.

Frothy Kale and Peach Smoothie

I recently read an article from Women’s Health about the 10 Eating Habits of the Highly Successful and Fit which lists “eating the same meal day after day” among those habits.  Well, good!  I’m definitely in the green smoothie groove here. But I’ve heard other places that most people eat the same meals again and again – with no mention of fitness or “success” – don’t most of us have a tendency to eat the same 4 or 5 meals for a period of time?

This little nugget of awareness could come in handy if you’re trying to make better food choices and you know you typically eat the same X number of meals over the course of a week – maybe it could just be as simple as finding healthier default meals that you enjoy – even replacing just one of your typical meals with something better could get you one step closer to eating better more consistently.

Whatever the case, I loved today’s peachy green breakfast and I already know I’m making this exact smoothie again tomorrow!  That baby kale isn’t getting any younger.


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  • Alison, your post is inspiring me to whip my greens into submission! Oooh baby, baby! And I do find that I go to the same standbys for breakfast and lunch but I do use a weekly meal planning system to make dinner a bit more than a foregone conclusion.



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