Thanks Bobbi for letting me guest post over here, it is such a privilege!
I’m Megan from Newly Wife. You may remember me as that other girl with Bobbi at Fresh and Easy. I am half of the NorCal / So Cal cousin blogging team that discusses life as a newlywed. We have only been blogging for a few months, but I have been blogging on my own and reading blogs for much longer. When I first starting reading blogs about 2 years ago, I kept seeing Bobbi and other bloggers like Leslie eat all this "healthy crap," as I called it. Yogurt with oats in it… hummus with veggies (okay, I like hummus, but I had never eaten it with veggies!)… and the worst off all, those weird green smoothies. I thought to myself – they are crazy and that is disgusting, but hats off to them for being so healthy.
After a few months of seeing Bobbi’s daily oats, I decided to just go for it. And you know what – putting granola in yogurt is not bad at all. It is actually quite tasty! I also feel healthier when I’m eating stuff like that. And hummus and veggies – well it was not very hard to start eating that. I just swapped carrots for my regular pita chips a few times. Done.
So last month I was researching strawberry recipes for my Abundant Crop feature when I came across this recipe for Strawberry Green Smoothies. That seemed a bit less intimidating to me. So I made one, following the recipe almost exactly – and it was actually really good! The next day I decided to add flax seed and see how that made it taste – about the same. Another day I tried making it without the banana – very poor decision! Somehow the banana neutralizes the spinach taste. I have also tried using almond milk and adding different berries, most of the additions are good as long as I stick with the basics – spinach, banana, liquid (usually milk, sometimes water or almond milk). I like my smoothies to be so smooth it’s like liquid, not thick like most people like. So after a very long time of hating on those "crazy people" who drink Green Monsters, I can gladly say I am converted, and I hope you try them too, if you aren’t already an addict!
Thanks for having me, Bobbi. I can’t wait for our next trip to F&E headquarters!
Thanks for sharing Megan! I am so glad that you tried the GMâ€™s, I knew you would love them.
Question: Is there something you have seen on blogs that you decided to finally try and actually loved??