Monday, July 23, 2012

Random ramblings I doubt anyone will really care about

Work has been super frustrating lately for many reasons and I find that the last thing I want to do when I get home is post anything.  Because that requires thinking, and writing, and not feeling so stressed or stabby or just all around not so bitchy.  I'm finding this difficult.

However, I will share one of the things making me happy lately (did anyone guess it was food related?  Because it's food related).

I am slightly obsessed with coconut and almond milk.  I used to like the vanilla flavored almond milk, but now I can't stop drinking the coconut one. 

Anyway, pretty much since the first time I have had my blood tested (at age 17), I have been pretty badly anemic.  I was super close to requiring a transfusion about a year ago because my iron was so low.  Iron supplements don't really work for me (all they really do is make me sick) and I have tried like a million different types.  So, I have to load my diet with as much iron as I can (yum...beef...)

Unfortunately, I can only eat so much beef in a week, so...enter spinach and beans and other not as good sources of iron.  I go through a crap ton of spinach every week.  And seriously, there is only so much of that you can eat every week.

So...I'm finally getting to my point smoothies!

I have become obsessed with putting spinach in a liquid form and getting anywhere from 1-2 cups of spinach a day without actually tasting it.  And having a super tasty breakfast while I'm at it.

My favorite recipe is super easy:

a little more than a cup of coconut almond milk

A cup and a half of frozen strawberries and bananas (if not frozen, you have to add ice)

And 1-2 cups of baby spinach

Blend all together in the blender until you get a nasty green/brown looking mixture (it looks disgusting, not gonna lie). 

But man, it is my favorite breakfast lately, and I am seriously obsessed.


Lisa @ Trapped In North Jersey said...

did you try Floradix?

that smoothie sounds delightful.

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