Smoothie Recipe and Chicken Coop

Smoothie Recipe/Chicken Coop. Like for real, that’s what this is.

I’m getting the feeling, based on my news feed on social media, that eggs are expensive right now.

I haven’t bought eggs in awhile cause I’ve been drinking smoothies for breakfast, but last time I did buy them my brown, free-range beauties were $7.99 a dozen so honestly my willingness to pay a lot for eggs has been climbing regardless of inflation or chicken unions or whatever is happening in the competitive world of eggs.

Here comes the smoothie recipe part.

I do 1 cup frozen berries (from the strawberry, blackberry, and blueberry bag), 1 tbsp of PB, 1 small banana, 1 cup of spinach, 1 cup of milk and stick it in the Ninja. I use 1% milk, but almond and oat work fine. You can also sub any protein shake you have lying around. Maybe that one you bought at Sam’s Club cause you wanted to try the flavor, but the flavor sucks and now you’re stuck with 18 containers of it? The spinach will kill that flavor.

I should note that I’m using “1 cup” as the measurement because saying, “A Missy-sized handful” seems unhelpful.

I suppose, you could also sub the banana or PB for yogurt (it’s just about getting something smooth in there) or the frozen berry assortment for the strawberry/banana assortment?

Because actually the bag of frozen strawberries/bananas is significantly cheaper than the all berries bag, which for some reason I do take offense to. Like, I have no problem buying eggs from a hard-working chicken at $10/dozen, but damn it to hell if I will pay Dole $15 for a bag of frozen fruit.

The important thing for me is to offset the spinach/kale with a powerful flavor, that’s why we do PB and bananas. Make sure your greens are all fresh, not frozen! You can also use fresh fruits, but then you might want to add ice to make it cold. That’s why we do the frozen fruits, it’s a two-for and the fruit stays good longer.

I should add pictures because I’m confusing myself.

I stick it all in the Ninja and voila. If you take the time to mix the greens with the liquid first, you will get finer pieces of greens, but I hardly do that because honestly, who has time to do that? I’m already making a smoothie for speed since I don’t want to heat a pan up on my GAS STOVE and cook some eggs, which take significantly longer than my smoothie. And in all this time I’m cooking breakfast I could have been watching Law and Order: SVU season 10, episode 5 or whichever the one where Stabler is shot by that guy smuggling tigers into the country and Benson shows up at the hospital crying and you’re like, girl, don’t, he’s not what you need.

*Be advised, it doesn’t matter how you blend, it’s comes out green, so there’s no hiding veggies from the kids.*

Also, you can buy premade smoothies, so that might be easier at this point.

Why did I just type this? I dunno.

Anyway, if anyone wants a chicken coop in serious need of repair, I have one in my backyard. That is totally 100% true. It is red and has not been used for like four years, but it’s all there and you can drive your happy-ass over and demolish it and take it for FREE.

So, I guess that was the chicken coop part.

That is all. For now. Happy Friday.

Stay safe and sane.

M.