So today I’m writing a different kind of post than I have before- it’s an express post!
What do I mean by that? Usually I plan on my posts and sometimes spend a couple of days writing them, but this one is just short and spur of the moment!
I have a tendancy to overthink things and to make them a bigger deal than I need to. I think that’s why I had trouble when I first started teaching yoga- I didn’t just want my class to be a yoga class- I wanted to create this amazing experience for the students, and that is a lot of pressure, and it turned me off teaching pretty quickly.
When i was 19, I went to Costa Rica for six weeks to do a volunteering program. We had a lot of free time on our hands, so I read some amazing books that I would not have if I’d had less free time and more literary options. One of those books was Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, and I’d say that was the first spiritual/philiosphical book that I’d read (other than mandetory ones in highschool).
A lot of it confused me, and I would sometimes have to read and re-read pages to understand them, but one quote jumped out at me and truly struck me to my core.
“My personal feeling is that this is how any further improvment of the world will be done: by individuals making quality decisions and that’s all…We do need a return to individual integrity, self-reliance, and old fashioned gumption. We really do.”
(Yes I swear, this is a post about green smoothies- but feel free to scroll to the bottom for the recipe if you are not in the mood for my ramblings).
That quote just seems so bang on to me and perfectly worded something I’d been feeling but had not been able to describe: I wanted to live my life with Quality.
For the most part, I really love that about myself, but in other ways it can hold me back. Like in the example of my yoga classes- I think I have a knack for teaching, but I made it into such a big deal that the overwhelm took over and I gave up teaching (however, now that I’m aware of this and I’ve sorted some stuff out, I am ready to teach again and hopefully will be by the summer- stay tuned ).
So today I was super excited because I created my very first green smoothie recipe! One of my first thoughts was “yes, I can’t wait to share this on my blog!” Then I started thinking okay well I can’t just write about one little green smoothie! Maybe I’ll do a whole post about the benefits of smoothies or wait until I have a collection of smoothie recipes.
But then a gave myself a little reality check and realized that I can totally write a blog about just a green smoothie! Why not, it’s my blog, right? And I don’t need to take it so seriously!
So moving on. I make a peanut butter sauce type salad dressing a lot, and the other day while I was eating my salad I thought, hmm I bet this sauce would be amazing as a smoothie. So I went to make it today and actually I realized I was out of peanut butter, so I made it with tahini instead.
It was amazing!! Love at first sip, and I think you will love it too
Kate’s First Ever Creative Green Smoothie Recipe
Greens (I used baby kale)
Juice from 1/2 lemon
Scoop of tahini
Smaller scoop of honey (even my measurments aren’t being over thought! ooh I’m just so laid back)
Fresh ginger (about 1 inch)
Blend it up!
So creamy! So delicious! I think it will be fab with peanut butter as well, but I really liked the tahini because it just added creaminess and no flavour.
Ok so that’s it! Have a great evening, and remember: Live with quality but do not confuse quality for perfectionism