Start your day with this creamy and delicious Mango Almond Butter Smoothie. Made with frozen mango, banana, almond butter and milk and protein powder this smoothie will keep you full for hours!
…or so I thought.
My whole life I was convinced I was a linear, analytical thinker. I find comfort in routine and predictability. Imagination? What’s that?
I have to laugh as I write out these thoughts on my BLOG that forces me to be the exact opposite of who I thought I was, every single day.
The last two years of my life have been one of extreme self-discovery. It turns out that the person who I thought I was, was actually who I thought I wanted to be. I misinterpreted creativity for impracticality and believed my only path to happiness was to follow the paved road with signs directing me exactly where to go.
I could not have been more wrong.
That road less travelled? It’s pretty bad-ass and as it turns out, far more conducive to my daily happiness.
I was with my brother the other day and we were chatting about creativity and how it’s more present in our family than we used to believe. He’s an incredibly talented musician and I like to make art with my food. There’s so many creative personality traits in the rest of my family as well.
Yet somehow I spent the majority of my life thinking I was the opposite of creative.
If you want to experiment in the kitchen, play around with almond butter swirls in your smoothie, or do whatever crazy/unrealistic/freaking awesome activity you feel a calling to do, go do it! Be open-minded to trying out things that go beyond your comfort zone and challenge your self-identity. You never know what you’ll find.
Serves: 1 smoothie
- 1 cup frozen mango
- 1/2 frozen banana, sliced
- 1/2 cup almond milk*
- 1 T almond butter
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
- optional: 2 cups spinach for an extra veggie boost.
- Combine all ingredients in your blender.
- Drink immediately.
Would you consider yourself a creative person? Anyone else experiencing a major identity crisis like me?
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