Not to mention The Grinch, Kermit the Frog, and Gumby. Remember Gumby?
One of my favorite things about running is that it gives me a chance to organize my thoughts. Here’s a look at what floats through my head as I run. Sometimes I think about my future, sometimes about schoolwork (although I try not to!), sometimes I have boys on the brain… and sometimes I think about spinach.
Ok, well I’ve actually only thought about spinach once while running, but that “once” happened to be a few days ago. On this particular day, I chanced to pass by a house with a frog flag in the front. Seeing the flag reminded me of a post my friend Linds had written about something she called a “Kermit-Colored” smoothie. From that moment on, I couldn’t stop thinking about spinach!
Luckily, since it was a Saturday, I had extra time to make my second breakfast. So I pulled out the Vitamix, threw in some spinach, frozen peach slices, soymilk, and ice cubes, and took care of that spinach craving.
I ate my Kermit shake in a bowl, because as yummy as smoothies are, I love ice cream even more.
Toast, almonds, ice cream, and my favorite Tofu Scramble. Breakfast fit for a… frog. 😉
Peachy-Green Ice Cream
- frozen peaches
- 2 ice cubes
- 2 big handfuls spinach
- 1/4 cup milk of choice
(You can also add some frozen banana, but I didn’t because I was all out. Out of bananas?! Oh the horror!) Blend it all up in the Vitamix, freeze for 10-30 minutes if you wish (I put it in the freezer while I ate the other components of my breakfast), and then savor every mouthful of green goodness! If you don’t have a Vitamix, you may need to add more milk in order for the ice cream to blend.