This back to school nonsense is exhausting, don’t you think? As happy as I was to send my peevish, summer-weary Minxes off to school, I must admit that I miss lazy summer mornings.
Mornings when school is in session? Freakshows. Particularly in August/September, when our routine is rickety and out of shape.
And speaking of out of shape? I’m feeling just that way. Maybe it’s my age, maybe it’s the burden of having two sets of pigtails to shape and two backpacks to organize and–just my luck–two completely different school schedules to remember (let alone follow)…but readers? KitchyWitchy be drained.
I couldn’t do a sassy shake of my moneymaker if you promised me a Clooney-BonJovi sandwich. Well, okay, maybe for that, but where all other things are concerned, this arse be draggin’. I need energy, I need simplicity, I need speed, I need…upper arms that don’t jiggle like turkey wattles when I wave goodbye at the bus stop.
Thus begins the back to school Resurrection of the Regimen. That vile combination of exercise and eating things that don’t come in Twizzler form. Buzzkill, I know. But life’s getting too crazy for an aged and floppy girl to handle, so you buck up and deal.
Now you know me too well to believe that I’m going to go all Paltrow on you and post recipes for sprouts and wood chips, but do expect some healthy offerings. I saw this recipe and decided to give it a go because it’s something quick I can down while I wrestle with pigtails and search for missing socks. It’s actually pretty good; it’s not too sweet, which I like. And it gets fruit in my belly first thing, which is lovely, because otherwise it tends to not happen.
Note: if you don’t want a yellowish-green, vomity looking smoothie, REALLY brew strong green tea, okay? I didn’t listen to that part of the recipe the first time I made this and the color almost sent me over the edge. Also, if you like sweeter things or have a particularly tart kiwi/pineapple, feel free to add a little honey or agave nectar.
So here’s to September. May the days calm down and the routines grow into well-oiled machines. Because this mommy wants her groove back.
from O Magazine
1 kiwi, peeled and sliced
1/2 cup pineapple cubes
1 banana (preferably frozen)
1/4 cup strong green tea, cooled
2 to 4 ice cubes
Combine all ingredients in a blender. Process until smooth. Serve immediately.