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Sunday Sew Love: 21 December & A Green Smoothie Goal

It is Sunday, right? Ah, I’m so excited to get back to work. It’s been fun, but those bills are not going to start paying themselves :/ So today’s blogmas prompt is a healthy holiday treat… which is good timing because I need to start thinking about healthy, well, anything. I’ve not been eating very well lately partially because I’ve been sick for the past week, but partially because I just need to get back in the habit of cooking for myself. I always say it’s hard cooking for two people. It is, but that’s no excuse not to do it, right!? Plus I work in healthcare… I should be setting the example! Seriously. No excuses.

So anyway, my dad (the one with the awesome garden!) makes amazing green smoothies. He has a green smoothie every day for breakfast and always offers them to anyone who comes by. lol I even had one delivered to me the other day when I was feeling terrible (perks of living close to your parents, I guess). :) So I’m making myself a new goal. At least once a week, I’m going to start making a batch of green smoothies. I figure that’s better than grabbing some chips if I’m hungry. And much better than skipping a meal, which I’ve done multiple times this week. :/ And green is Christmasy, right… so that’s my Blogmas healthy holiday treat for today!

The good thing about green smoothies is you really don’t need a recipe. Just toss whatever you have into the blender and call it good.

So here’s the funny part… in the midst of writing this post, I stopped after I wrote that last sentence. I wasn’t planning on actually making anything but I figured, if I’m saying it, I should see if it’s true. So here’s what I scrounged up from my kitchen:

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And here’s what it turned into:

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Result: Okay, I stand by my word. You can definitely made a green smoothie with what you have on hand. But I’ll admit… it could be a lot tastier :/ And a lot healthier.

So here’s my shopping list to make sure I have good stuff on hand to toss in:

  • Kale, spinach, collard greens, and/or any other leafy greens
  • Frozen fruit mix (strawberries, peaches, etc.)
  • Bananas (will cut and freeze these myself)

My dad also adds chia seeds, hemp seeds, and coconut oil to his. He recommends adding lemon or lime juice if the green taste is too much; it cuts it down. I’d also like to try coconut water and/or soy milk. We’ll see how adventurous it gets. I’ll let you know how it goes :) Do you make green smoothies? What are your favorite ingredients??

I also couldn’t make it through Sunday without sharing some of my favorite makes from the sewing blogging world! I made some leggings I’ll share soon, but other than that it’s just been Christmas gifts… which I still need to finish! :/

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(top/left) notes from a mad housewife McCalls 6172 | (top/center) Cloth Habit Tees Galore

(top/right) K&L Portside Weekender | (bottom) sew a straight line Christmas PJs

I really want to steal the Christmas PJ tradition! So awesome. And I’ve definitely been eyeing the Portside Travel Set pattern… too bad I really don’t need any bags :)

Until next time,

KySig

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Find more healthy holiday treats at the linkup on Tay Meets World and The Grits Blog!

3 Comments

  1. I make green smoothies every day for the peeps at work. My company bought us a nutribullet and gives us a budget for fruits and veggies but we’re only allowed to buy certain things for some reason? So our smoothies are always kale, spinach, apples and pears and some ice cubes. They’re so simple and delicious!

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