Hi guys. Happy hump day! Hope your Wednesday is going well. Mine hasn’t been the ideal day – I’ve been sick this week and today woke up feeling 1000x worse. It seems the only time I have time to blog lately is when I’m stuck at home sick. When you work with roughly 75 kids a day, your immune system takes a few hits. I think this is the third time I’ve been sick in a month or so… Ain’t NOBODY got time for that. The hubby is taking me to see my favorite band play tomorrow night and I can’t be feeling lousy for that!
ANYWAYS! This cold I have is what inspired this smoothie recipe for my afternoon snack today. I don’t call it super smoothie because it has lots of magical super foods in it (is there even such a thing?), I just think it sounds cool and I really want it to have some sort of power over my cold. I also ate a Larabar since I recently got my appetite back, and what better way to heal your body than to fuel it?!
It’s cold/flu season, so I thought you guys might enjoy this smoothie as well! It’s got lots of strawberries, blueberries, and blackberries in it, which are high in anti-oxidants. The spinach also contains lutein, which is also an anti-oxidant. (In case you’re wondering what antioxidants do for ya, they help protect your healthy cells from damage by free radicals!). Spinach is a great source of vitamin A, and even has some vitamin C in it to help out your immune system.
Find the recipe at the bottom of this post! 🙂
I’m also here today to remind you of something very simple yet very impactful.
It’s just three words, but when I read them somewhere this morning, it felt like God just instantly wrapped me up in a big bear hug.
Are you ready?
(No, those were not the three words.)
You are enough. YOU are enough. You are ENOUGH.
No matter what the world tries to tell you, this is true. You are enough in the eyes of the Lord, so why worry what the eyes of the world think? Whether you are a student trying to keep up with studying and your GPA, or a mom trying to juggle your kids and your marriage and your sanity, or a wife trying to balance your work life with your wifey life, or someone who’s somewhere in between there… You are enough and you are loved!
I struggled for a long time before realizing that I am enough, but now that I’m confident in that, life seems to be a little easier. Just thought I’d share. 🙂 Hope you guys have a great rest of your week!
1-2 generous handfuls of baby spinach (I promise you can’t taste it)
1 cup of frozen berries (mixture of blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, raspberries)
1 tbsp natural peanut butter or PB2
1/3 cup skim/nonfat milk (use what you prefer)
2 tsp chia seeds
1 packet stevia, if needed
Blend until smooth and enjoy!