Friday, May 20, 2011

The Mean Green Caffeine Machine - TGIF

It's Friday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  That being said, it doesn't take much to put a smile on my face... just a few more hours until the weekend.

This morning I was running late but never too late to throw together a delicious shake in the blender.  This morning's shake was inspired by Julie's blog Peanut Butter Fingers
{She's cute, fun, and her posts are often hilarious!}

I call it - the Mean Green Caffeine Machine.

  • Vanilla Almond Milk
  • Mocha Iced Coffee from Whole Foods (too lazy to brew any myself, plus I like it pre-made and cold!)
  • 1/2 cup Coffee Flavored Arctic Zero (read about this here)
  • 1 tbsp Hershey's Chocolate Syrup - because it's Friday, and I deserve it :)
  • 1 scoop Low Carb Chocolate Whey Protein Powder
  • 2 huge handfuls of Spinach (thank you Julie for this tip!)
  • 1/2 a packet of Truvia (because I was having a SERIOUS sweets craving)
  • 4 ice cubes

Blend it all together and...

Voila!!  Enough energry to get you through your Friday morning!
{or any morning really}

Sadly, the picture doesn't do justice to the totally Boss greenish tint the spinach gives the smoothie :( 

The spinach really doesn't affect the taste of the smoothie at all, Julie was right!  Don't believe me?  Check out the post that inspired me here.  Plus, Jillian Michaels considers spinach a super food - one that could possibly save the world, and on her scale of rating foods she gives it a 10 which is good enough for me! 
(Although, no matter how much spinach I cram into my morning shakes I'm not sure I'll ever be able to sport rock hard abs like this woman!)

Question for the day:  What's your favorite way to start your Friday morning?  Are you a fan of spinach?


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So glad it's Friday! Anything that helps me get motivated on a Friday is a good thing to me!

My favorite spinach dish is spinach salad with spinach leaves, feta cheese, cocoa roasted almonds, chopped up green apples, and strawberry vinaigrette dressing. This dish was inspired by a certain amaazing sister I know(;