I love, love, LOVE the weekend! Working Monday through Friday sometimes makes me feel like I’m on a hamster wheel. Wake up, go to work, come home, work out (on a good day), make dinner, go to bed. Again and again and again (sigh). Luckily I enjoy my job helping others make healthy eating choices and educating about nutrition. However, I truly believe that regardless of how much you like your job you still need some time to unwind, recharge your batteries, and slow down. Hello, weekend!
All of my favorite things happen on the weekends: shopping, catching up with friends/family, watching movies and copious episodes of cooking shows, going out to dinner, enjoying a glass of wine, cuddling with my dog in bed for as long as I please, yay! Who wouldn’t want to cuddle with this face?!
Life is simply slower on the weekend. I refrain from frantically reach for my phone to check the time or feeling rushed. I forever live in fear of flaking out on a commitment or forgetting something in my calendar. I wish I could say the same about my weekday routine, but I have places I need to be! Saturday and Sunday also bring out my creative side; the side that wants to play in the kitchen and then share with all of you and, for that, I am thankful.
This weekend is especially great because its the first opportunity I have to experiment and play in my newly updated kitchen! I have been doing a happy dance after walking into the kitchen since Monday. Today I made a blueberry mango smoothie with ingredients that were remaining from last week’s grocery trip. Four ingredients, incredibly delicious, and healthy…great for keeping your energy up for the rest of your weekend fun!
- 1 banana, peeled
- 1 c. fresh blueberries ( you could also use frozen)
- 1 c. frozen mango chunks
- 1- 1 1/2 c. almond milk
Peel banana and place in the bottom of your blender with the blueberries.
Add frozen mango chunks.
Begin by adding 1 c. almond milk, putting the lid on the blender, and pressing the puree button until smooth. If the smoothie is too thick continue adding almond milk, a little at a time, until you reach the desired consistency.
I like super thick, rich smoothies like this one because it makes me feel like I am drinking something sinfully decadent instead of incredibly healthy. Enjoy your weekend!