Good morning! It’s been a great week over here. We are officially less than one week away from our Europe trip and getting very excited. So far the plan is two days in Brussels, a day trip to Bruges and we’ve confirmed an overnight in Amsterdam. We booked the cutest Airbnb apartment in the de Pijp neighborhood. We’ve heard great things about bike tours to see the city so we’re scoping that our now. I’ve done a bit of shoe and clothes shopping and still have a few things to pick up over the weekend. I’ll share my finds with you in a post early next week.
Tonight we kick off our summer 200-hour teacher training at the studio. We’re trying a new 5 weekend format for the summer instead of our usual 8 weekends since our summer trainings tend to have more teachers/students in them and everyone has travel plans. That means that teacher training will go Thursday night, all day Friday and Friday night and all day Saturday and Sunday. The weekends will be intense but I can’t wait to get to know this group!
I have a new smoothie recipe for you today. On Monday I found myself in the mood for a smoothie that was a little lighter and more refreshing than my normal PB&J-inspired default and ended up with the most delightful combination of frozen fruits, fresh ginger, spinach, matcha and coconut water.
It’s so good that I’ve repeated it every day this week!
Here’s the basic recipe and I’ll also give you a few suggestions for modifications.
Matcha Ginger Green SmoothiePrint
A recipe for a green smoothie with matcha powder, fresh ginger, frozen fruits and coconut water. Hydrating and refreshing!
- A big handful of spinach (about two cups loosely packed)
- 1/2 cup frozen diced mango
- 4–6 frozen peach slices
- 1 frozen banana
- 2–3 frozen figs (totally optional you can leave these out if you don’t have access to figs. I used Trader Joe’s
- semi-frozen green figs)
- 2 heaping tablespoons of collagen hydrolysate (adds protein + great for your hair, skin and nails!)
- 1 inch piece of peeled fresh ginger
- 1/2 teaspoon matcha powder
- 1 cup coconut water
- Place all of the ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth and there are no visible pieces of spinach.
- Add frozen pineapple or swap the peaches for pineapple
- Add 1/4 to 1/2 an avocado for a boost of healthy fat
- Use frozen spinach instead of fresh (reduce amount)
- Add a date to naturally sweeten, especially if not using figs
I hope you’ll give this one a try. Like I said, I’ve had it four mornings in a row and it’s so good! This morning I added 1/4 an avocado and it made it super thick and gave it a creamier texture. You can never go wrong with a little extra healthy fat!
Okay…off to a lunch meeting then a doctor’s appointment then I teach Y2 Strength and then we kick off teacher training. I need to fit dog walking in there somewhere too because it’s gorgeous outside. It’s a busy day! 🙂
Any recent favorite smoothie ingredients?
What do you have going on today!? Is it a busy day or a chill day?