Wednesday was a BUSY day for me – two great workouts and LOTS of work. It’s performance review time and as a team leader, that means lots of paperwork and long meetings. So after my TRX workout this morning, I knew I needed a breakfast that would be filled with nutrients to keep me going and stick with me for a while.
Smoothies are fun because you can just grab whatever is in the fridge and pantry and throw it together. Today’s concoction was raisin-licious. I’ll admit I had never added raisins to a smoothie before Kirk made one on Sunday – so this mix is definitely inspired by him!
- 2 tablespoons raisins
- 2 tablespoons ground flax
- 1 banana
- 1 handful Kale (or spinach, if you’re new to green smoothies)
- 1 tablespoon peanut butter
- 1 tablespoon Agave Nectar
- 1 cup almond milk
- 5 ice cubes
- Add raisins & flax to blender and combine until course.
- Add remaining ingredients and combine until smooth. Adjust number of ice cubes to make the smoothie thinner (less ice) or thicker (more ice).
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Raisin Green Smoothie
I had a request from a reader to include more nutritional information, so here’s the stats on this recipe from Calorie Count.
Want to kick up the protein content of the smoothie? How about a scoop of Vega Sport Protein? Delicious and whole foods based, it’s especially good for turning this into a post-run recovery shake.
Dinner was actually prepared on Tuesday night, knowing I was going to be a little pressed for time the rest of the week. I made Laura’s Asian Inspired Sweet Potato Lentil Loaf and enjoyed every bite! The glaze is just a tad spicy, which goes really well with the earthy flavors of the lentils. I actually could increase the spice next time, but I’m a spice fiend. On the side, massaged kale salad using the dressing from Blissful Bite’s Mac N Kale. I’m seriously obsessed with that recipe!