One of things that I have come to accept is that I can’t control everything. Some mornings are just pure chaos. I can’t control my 5 month old daughter from having a major blow out, only to be followed by spitting up, resulting in not 1, not 2, but 3 wardrobe changes in one morning. I also can’t control my 2 year old from having a major melt down because he wants dessert for breakfast. He clearly thinks his world is coming to an end, and wants to shout it from the roof tops. This makes his sister think that he’s hurt, which results in her crying. And that my friends is… pure chaos.
One thing I can control, is making sure my morning includes a good breakfast that will set me up with the nutrients I need to get a jump start on my day. I have to admit, that I haven’t been eating nearly as well as I should have been lately, and I definitely feel it. I feel like my body needs a jump start. There’s a green juice that I used to get all the time at the local farmers market. My girlfriends and I would go for a run on Saturday mornings and then meet up at the market for a big cup of green juice. So good and so refreshing! And pretty easy to recreate. I knew it was just what my body needed to start feeling good again.
Here’s what I put in my Green Drink:
1 Package of Power Greens
2 Green Apples
1/4C of Flax Seed
It’s so simple. Just blend all of the ingredients up in your blender. I like to grind up my flax seed first so that it blends nicer with the rest of the drink. I used my parent’s Vitamix Blender. That thing is so powerful and just so incredibly awesome. It has definitely scored itself a high ranking on my Christmas List 🙂
You can substitute apple juice for the water if you’d like. This makes it a bit sweeter, and taste more like juice. I’ll admit, the ingredients that I use are not for everyone. It definitely has an earthy taste to it. But that’s the beauty of the recipe, it’s so versatile. You can add different fruits, like kiwi, blueberries, etc. Whatever you want.
I divided the juice into 5 mason jars (side note: how cute are the blue jars??) and put them in the fridge. The juice will keep for a week when you store it in the coldest part of your fridge, which is generally in the back. It’s so great to be able to grab a jar as I’m heading out the door in the morning.
I encourage everyone to try this recipe, or a variation of it. It’s such a great way to jumpstart your day, and get a good dose of greens into your diet. Let me know what you think and how you make yours. Cheers!