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Tummy Taming Green Smoothie

Today I have been fighting a little cold, not fun.  However, I find that when I have a cold running makes me feel better.  Do you feel that way?  

Today I decided to go for a “mild” 5 mile run, Bodhi scootering for half of it and hopping in for the last bit, (and me pushing a stroller with two kids,two dogs in tow, and a scooter balanced on top)….I swear a run with my boys is never mild and I wouldn’t have it any other way.

Feeling a little bit better after the “jog” I decided to treat my body right and whip up a green smoothie.  This smoothie incorporates all things healthy with the flavors of all things “unhealthy”, (think McDonalds mint mcflurry…well, maybe not that decadent).  

After about 5 seconds of prep and the usual happy dance performed by my youngest, (he loves the blender…it means something yummy is coming) the green smoothie emerged. 

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i used spearmint oil, just one drop!!!! peppermint is a great option, but has too minty a flavor and overpowers

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you can’t fake this green! i love nature’s color palate

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green! it might be my new favorite color

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using my new tumbler I got while running the “wild hog half”

I highly recommend this drink after any work out.  I named it tummy taming green smoothie, because it has mint, probiotics, coconut water…all things good for a sour stomach.

If you’re wondering what “greens powder” I use it’s by sun warrior! I love this brand. I used it while I was pregnant with my second guy and my iron levels were always great, even with a primarily vegan diet.

Tummy Taming Green Smoothie
Serves 1
Minty, creamy, yummy green smoothie
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Ingredients
  1. 6 oz. coconut water, (coconut milk for a creamier, ice-cream like option)
  2. 1 tsp. mint flavored green powder
  3. 1/2 tsp. spirulina powder
  4. 1/2 tsp. chlorella powder
  5. 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  6. 1 drop spearmint oil, (peppermint would work too)
  7. 2 frozen bananas
  8. large handful of spinach
  9. *if not sweet enough for your taste could add a Tbsp. maple syrup too
Instructions
  1. put in blender in order listed above
  2. press "smoothie" or blend
  3. blend until smooth
  4. enjoy!
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