For the past year, my life has been extremely hectic. Long hours at work with very little time off. In order to get things done in an efficient and effective manner, I have had to step up my game in the multitasking department. It’s not that I wanted to do it but, had to. Picture this… Imagine a woman sitting at her kitchen table every morning before the sun is up and the neighborhood is awake. She has a hot cup of coffee in the left hand, a newspaper in the right, her laptop is open to the day’s emails, a tube of black mascara is on one side and shiny lip gloss on the other. Oh, and there’s a bright orange cat in her lap demanding attention and a lively white terrier with his paws on the side of her chair wanting to play ball. That woman you just imagined is me. I do that nearly every day in a span of about thirty minutes. After the half hour is over, there’s nothing but a vapor trail between my home and the office.
I have to admit that I never had an energy drink until about a month ago. One day, on my way to work, I stopped at my favorite coffee stand. I was not in the mood for my usual triple shot nonfat vanilla latte over ice. I wanted something different. It had to be ice cold, slightly sweet but with a “generous” dose of caffeine. As the barista suggested, I purchased a smoothie blended with a Red Bull. Pros: It tasted really good. It filled me up and gave me that big energy boost that I was looking for. Con: It was five bucks including the tip. After that, I knew that I could make my own smoothie with an energy drink. The very next day the Godzilla Smoothie was born.
My Godzilla Smoothie is all that I wanted my new smoothie to be. Ice cold, slightly sweet, and highly caffeinated. It’s made with spinach, mango, a splash of mango juice and a can of Red Bull… It does have healthy elements such as nutrient rich spinach and mangoes. Yet, it has the lively pick me up of an energy drink. It tastes great and certainly does the trick when time is at a premium. I must say, drinking my Godzilla Smoothie is multitasking at its finest. Enjoy! Tessa
- 1 cup frozen mango chunks
- 1/4 cup frozen spinach
- splash of mango juice (to taste)
- 1 8.4 ounce can of Red Bull
Add all ingredients to a blender. Blend until smooth. Serve immediately. Makes one Godzilla Smoothie.
***Note: This beverage should be consumed in moderation. It’s not for everyone. Be sure to read the label. Energy drinks are not for children, pregnant women or people who are sensitive to caffeine.