You know that woman who works hard, plays hard, and looks 10 years younger than she really is? I am blessed to work with one of those people at CRG Events: Meghan Finley is one of the best in the business. She’s smart, savvy, and produces events that will blow your socks off (follow her on Instagram @beachmeest and on Twitter @meest). She’s been in the business a long time, and has the experience, resume and contacts to prove it.
And she truly looks at least 10 years younger than she really is. How does she do it? One of her secrets: the daily morning green smoothie.
Ugghh. Not another one. Remember Renee Russo in the Thomas Crown Affair? I seriously want to be her (and have her wardrobe), and in the movie she drank morning green smoothies. Clearly this is something we event professionals need to add to our daily ritual. Immediately my inner child starts whining “But it looks so hard”, and “They taste terrible,” and “I know I’ll hate the texture.” But it’s the new year and all that, so I spent 10 minutes interviewing Meghan about her morning ritual. Here’s what I learned:
She loves them! She says they taste great, and they’re super easy to make. She keeps a few staples in her freezer and refrigerator and then whips up one of these tasty treats every morning. A few caveats:
- You do have to go to the store and buy food to have on hand. She keeps her freezer filled with fruit in the off-season, and uses fresh fruit in spring/summer, and buys boxes of baby kale and baby spinach to keep in the refrigerator.
- They do look kind of gross – purple-greenish color – but they taste great!
Meghan always uses:
- 2 fruits
- 2 veggies
- scoop of protein powder
- almond milk
- flax seeds
She says “Whatever I have in the freezer and refrigerator, that’s what I use.” Huh. I needed more specifics, so Meghan gave me this recipe that you can try. Just throw these all in a blender and enjoy!
- frozen blueberries
- greens (baby kale or baby spinach)
- almond milk
- flax seeds
- Vega protein powder
Other fruits and veggies that she uses include:
- a scoop of almond butter if she’s feeling the need for fat.
Shortly after my chat with Meghan, I received this photo from my daughter, another young woman who looks absolutely fabulous
“What’s in it?” I texted. “How’d it taste?”
“Spinach, a banana, some frozen peach slices and almond milk. It was awesome!” she replied.
So, I’m going to give it a try. I feel it in my bones that 2015 is going to be a fabulous year, and maybe these green smoothies will be one of the reasons!
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