Matcha Mango Berry Smoothie

Matcha Mango Berry Smoothie
I have found that most decisions meet the qualifications for one of two classifications: easy, or difficult. There really isn’t an in-between. For example, if you come to a standstill wondering whether or not to wear your favorite socks today, the answer is probably a quick, fluid, resounding, “Yes!” Now, big, important life changes, on the other hand-relocating, planning to cure your baby fever (something I believe I was inoculated for, because I just don’t get it), applying to graduate school, etc.-these are not decisions to be taken lightly. So why is it, then, that when it comes to my day off, I find myself completely indecisive about absolutely everything? Why is it that I can waste a good two hours just trying to figure out if I will regret going to see a movie or drinking tea or taking a nap or picking out a new book versus doing, I don’t know, something else? What on earth has gotten into me that I can take such mundane things and complicate them to the point of paralysis? Because we all know that the end result is this: nothing at all happens. Surely I’m not the only person in the world who does this…am I?

In fact, I made a list yesterday of all the things I had been putting off completing (see also: starting), and it hit, after a few weeks of highly concentrated procrastination, a whopping number NINE. That’s right, nine things that needed doing that I just couldn’t consciously decide to do.

Thankfully, there are easy decisions in the world. Things like adding matcha to your morning mango- and berry-filled smoothie. Now, I hate to muddy the free-flowing waters, but I urge you to pick out a high quality green tea powder for this recipe, one that isn’t packed with sugar (I use this one and I LOVE IT!).

You know, from the comfort of my warm, cozy living room, where I sit curled up with this ball of attitude…
Me and Arthur
…I’ve really started thinking that perhaps it’s the easy decisions that have the lesson to teach after all. Perhaps it’s that immediate, intuitive response I have to the simple things that I should start looking for when I find myself unsure regarding bigger things. Maybe, I don’t know, I might know a little bit more about what to do than I previously thought. Or maybe I’m just getting full of myself for making such a delicious smoothie. Hmmmmm.

One Year: Banana Berry Lavender Smoothies.
Two years: Cucumber Ciabatta Sandwiches with Spinach and Lemon-Mint Goat Cheese.

Matcha Mango Berry Smoothie
Makes about 3 cups
1 cup almond milk
1 banana
1/2 cup frozen mango
1/2 cup frozen mixed berries
2 tbsp honey
1/2 tsp high quality matcha powder

Combine ingredients in blender and liquefy into oblivion. Serve.



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