Sacred Routines and a New Smoothie
I love the comfort of a routine. I truly am a creature of habit and thrive when I have a set schedule to follow. Perhaps this is why I always loved school? Being able to look at my schedule and know that (at least for the semester) every Monday would resemble every other Monday was comforting to me. Now, as an adult my weeks are far less symmetrical. One day I could have back to back to back meetings and appointments all over the city, and the next I could be at my desk all day.
I do have two routines that I hold sacred, at least Monday to Friday. First, no matter what my day brings my morning routine is basically untouchable. Just ask anyone that has tried to schedule a breakfast meeting with me. Unless you are someone very, very special (like the president, Ina Garten or Tim McGraw) it is just not going to happen. My morning routine is one of the few constants in my week and I cherish the time I leave aside to read and respond to emails, walk Maddy, go to SoulCycle, and drink my green juice.
Another sacred part of my weekday routine is my green smoothie for lunch. Even if I have a lunch meeting I will usually not eat ( or eat very little) and instead wait until I can either make or get my hands on a green smoothie. Having a nutrient dense smoothie for lunch helps satiate me for the rest of the day without making me feel full, bloated, tired or weighed down. I truly find that I do better during the day when I sip my lunch instead of chew it.
This Pineapple Ginger Smoothie is one of my latest and favorite lunchtime green smoothie creations. It's cold and creamy goodness is a nice refresher on the scorching hot days we have been having in NYC. If you don't have frozen pineapple this would work well with mango instead. I hope you give it a try!
Do you have any daily, sacred routines? I would love to hear about them!
- 1 cup almond milk ( I use OMilk!)
- 1/4 of an avocado
- 1/2 cup frozen pineapple
- 3-4 stalks of kale ribs removed
- 1" knob of fresh ginger, peeled
- liquid stevia to taste
- Combine all ingredients in a Vitamix or high speed blender
- Serve immediately