Friday, April 22, 2011

happy easter

Finally, the sun is shining outside and I had my morning smoothie and then several cups of coffee in my backyard. Although it really is only about 6 degrees, Celcius that is, my yard is south facing and has its own little ecosystems going on as long as there is some sun. There is green stuff out there coming out of the ground and that makes me feel so relieved. This winter was so cold and snowy that I doubted my perennials would make it.

To celebrate this moment of spring amidst all the cold and snow we have had, I made myself a healthy green smoothie. Something about drinking in all that goodness that gives me a feeling of excess winter pounds just melting away. You do need a good blender for this, but here is the recipe:

Pineapple Spinach Smoothie

1 cup fresh pineapple
2 cups fresh packed spinach
6 cubes of ice

Blend. Drink. Feel good.

Happy Easter everyone. Enjoy your long weekend and buy yourselves some good chocolate.