Monday, October 17, 2011

Spinach Smoothies and Half Marathons

Have you seen these "green monsters" floating around the internet and blogs? Basically a spinach smoothie with the promise of delicious health. You see, I have become a runner (yes again, it never seems to stick).

Do you remember when I ran that 5K and I came in second place? Well, I ran it again this year. I didn't come in second.

 (No, I am not crossing the finish line, I am celebrating the fact that I can see the finish line).

Okay, Back to the Green Monters or Spinach Smoothies...You see, I signed up for a half marathon. Yes, me...I know it's hard to believe. It's the Disney Princess Half Marathon...I get to dress up like a princess, run through Magic Kingdom and have my picture taken with all the different characters. If that doesn't convince even the worst runner to run a half marathon, nothing will. Well it convinced me and three friends so it is official. The training has begun. I must become a health freak, thus the spinach smoothie.

I used some recipe (that will remain nameless since so many people love it) that combined milk, a banana, almond butter, chia seeds and spinach.  I cannot lie. It was gross. I closed my eyes, I pinched my nose, I sputtered, I gagged, my eyes teared up and I downed 3...maybe 4 sips. I admitted defeat and poured it down the drain.

Where did I go wrong? Have I eaten one too many cupcakes? Have my taste buds been diluted by chocolate? I'm not sure, what I do know is I will have to find another "healthy" recipe to boost my running training. In the meantime, back to oatmeal.

What are your go to healthy recipes?

2 comments:

  1. Congrats on the half marathon!

    I have to add berries to my green smoothies, or I'm not a fan either. Depending on the color of the berries, it messes with the "green," but it makes them taste better!

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  2. I'll have to try adding berries when I get up the nerve to try it again!

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