May 19, 2014

the weekend + a smoothie recipe.

the weekend brought a lot of good things like: 

new smoothie recipes.
shake shack burgers, milk shakes & cheese fries. 
a haircut. 
first-time homebuyer's seminar. 
summer fruits. 
late afternoon naps. 
trip to the bookstore. 
dangly jewlery. 
playing with my 50mm lens. 
spicy kimchi noodles. 
japan travel book. 
minnetonka boots. 
wolf trap summer 2014 performance & events listing. 
funny texts with girlfriends. 
yangkyu's frist instagram. 

and the planetarium! i haven't been to one since going to the hayden planetarium in nyc as part of an elementary school field trip. we recently found out that there was one inside the national air and space museum so on sunday we went and saw the "journey to the stars" narrated by whoopie goldberg. it was amazing. if you're ever in dc, we highly recommend going - it's a great museum as well {one of our favorites in dc}. 

before i head out, i wanted to share this quick and simple smoothie recipe we tried on sunday morning. 
we don't have a blender but we did invest in a magic bullet from a few years back. i was seriously regretting buying it because we hardly used it and just sitting in our kitchen cabinet looking lonely and bored. but i've recently begun to get interested in including healthy smoothies into our morning diet and the magic bullet whips one up instantly. it's so easy and helpful to use. i always felt a little nervous about trying a smoothie that looked so green but decided to give it a try anyway. definitely no regrets.  

we used: 
 + a cup of spinach
 + 1 banana
 + 1 apple peeled and cored
 + 1 cup of coconut water
 + 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon
 + four cubes of ice. 

yum. 

hope you have a good week ahead! 

52 comments

  1. That smoothie sounds yummo:) We have a Magic Bullet too and I luvz it.
    And the museum....the kids would have a blast in there!

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    1. i never appreciated the magic bullet till now! i am all for trying out different recipes!

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  2. I'm so going to try that smoothie recipe! sounds delish!

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  3. I am all about green smoothies lately! I think its my favorite summertime breakfast!

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    1. i'm into green smoothies now as well! they aren't as bad as i thought they would be! :)

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  4. Weekend sounded bliss...love me some smoothies, will have to give this one a try :) Have a marvellous week doll xx

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  5. This wkend recap sounds like my kinda wkend! With delicious foods, trip to the bookstore & even getting a haircut which I really need atm ;)

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    1. :) hope your weekend was great!

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  6. Love green smoothies! I like to add chia seeds to mine :)

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    1. i am definitely going to add some chia seeds! i have been reading so much about those! and acai!

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  7. My sis made us some wonderful green smoothies this weekend - I can't get over how good they taste

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    1. oh yum. they are definitely better than i thought they would be!

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  8. Any weekend involving the bookstore and Shake Shack is a good one! Oh gosh, I can't remember the last time I went to a planetarium. It was probably on a family vacation years ago!

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    1. going to the planetarium after a long hiatus brings so much nostalgia back. i definitely enjoyed it!

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  9. Your weekend sounds like it was lovely! And I love putting cinnamon in my green smoothies. It's delicious!

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    1. it is! i didn't know how a bit of cinnamon would taste but it definitely added the much needed flavor!

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  10. That smoothie look oh so tempting, very healthy and green good. I used to make smoothie all the time as breakfast when I lived 5 mins away from work. It sounded like you had a great, relaxing yet productive weekend.

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    1. i'm so glad i'm incorporating them now. i never have! hope you had a good weekend as well!

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  11. Yumm! I always enjoy green smoothies but I still have to convince Dani to join my club :) he prefers fresh fruit juices. The planetarium date looks nice, I think it has been 10 years since I visited one! firs-time home owners seminar & japan books both sound exciting! And yay for Yangkyu's instagram!

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    1. that was me! i always preferred fresh fruits! but i'm good with greens now! :)

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  12. Your weekend sounds so great! Cheese fries = yum! Hair cuts = hell yes! Planetariums = I didn't realize how much I needed to go to there until you just mentioned it in this post lol a planetarium would be an awesome adventure to go on. Funny that I never thought about using a magic bullet for a blender vs a blender. That smoothie looks yummy! I love a good green smoothie :)

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    1. the planetarium was definitely fun! definitely an adventure :)

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  13. I make smoothies to Jane. I'm writing this recipe down. Looks good for you. A shake shack burger sounds SO GOOD right now. HAHAHAHA I've never had one, but it always looks and sounds good.
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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    1. i think i need another burger too! i try to reserve those kinds of foods for the weekend but oh i love my burgers! :)

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  14. I do a similar smoothie but with guava instead of apple and I also add flax seed powder. And we visited Shake Shack over the weekend too :)

    Rowena @ rolala loves

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    1. oh yum! flax seed! what an interesting mix! thanks for the tip!

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  15. Thanks for the recipe! I've bookmarked it x

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  16. Omg I don't have a blender but I want this Magic Bullet
    thingie :c And I really want to try a smoothie that has
    spinach init :P I'm really curious of how that taste!
    And the planetarium sounds nice but yeah, I'm a
    astronomy nerd anyway :P oehhh what dangling
    jewelry have you purchased missy? Xx

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    1. i just wore some dangly bracelets that i got as a gift! i love dangling bracelets! :)

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  17. I will definitely be trying the smoothie recipe! I'm always looking for new ones to drink. I also have been having too many burgers and friends of all sorts- which make me want to take naps. =)

    Also, thanks again for having me guest post about my wedding! XOXO -Jess L

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    1. yay! thanks again for sharing!

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  18. Hi Jane,

    Sounds like you had a fabulous and busy weekend.
    The smoothie looks delicious and thanks for sharing. I had a banana and strawberry smoothie with my lunch.
    Happy week
    Carolyn

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    1. oh banana and strawberry smoothie sounds delicious. those were my favorites - the all fruit smoothies!

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  19. That recipe sounds delicious! I've only experimented with fruits when it comes to making smoothies.. excited to see what adding some spinach and coconut water will taste like! xx Kat


    Love and Ace

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  20. smoothies! I have started making smoothies as well since buying a new blender for our new kitchen. it is lovely in cream colour! was very excited with it and still is.

    have a lovely week ahead too!

    Katrina Sophia Blog

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    1. they are such a good addition to our meals!

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  21. That smoothie sounds super yum! I also like your list, first home buyers seminar - ohhh, super exciting and yay for planetarium, such a cute date idea :)

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    1. oh i was so dreading the seminar but it turned out to be ok! :)

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  22. Yangkyu's first instagram!!! How exciting. Stuart is so anti social media. I don't think he'll ever have an instagram account

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    1. at first he was resistant but then all of the sudden he was all for joining! and also being more active on twitter! :) i think he still needs to do it on his own pace though. haha.

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  23. Sounds like a fun filled weekend!! The planetarium sounds like fun! I haven't been to one in ages.

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    1. the planetarium was so fun! :)

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  24. I love smoothies, but am often lazy to mix up the recipes. We typically use water, strawberries, a banana, ice and natural whey protein for a shake each morning. We used to use the Magic Bullet as well. It worked great! But we received an awesome blender as a gift so now we use that. I'd love to try your recipe for something different. Sounds good!

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  25. Is it weird I've never added veggies to my smoothies before? I usually go with strawberries, yogurt, banana, and ice. I would like to try this though! Coincidentally, I busted out the blender yesterday to start my smoothie making season. We don't have a magic bullet but we have a fake version (haha). It's so simple and perfect for single servings!

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  26. we've just bought a blender so I am definitely going to give this a go!! i love the beautiful green colour. the coconut water is a nice touch too :) x

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  27. Ooh! I always get a similar green smoothie at my neighborhood juicer! Except instead of apple, they use pineapple! You should try it! It's delish!

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