January 2, 2012.
Can you believe it?
I know. Just ugh.
So, in case y’all already don’t feel bad enough for my poor husband being saddled with a clumsycrazyawkward wife and three noisystinkydemanding dogs, I have the clincher for you: Today is Mr. Hausfrau’s birthday.
A birthday on January 2nd, when the entire world is SO OVER celebrating and barely coming out of their holiday stupor is a little anti-climactic. Folks are relieved to get the holidays past them and resume normal life, getting that increasingly long to-do list checked off. Everyone is getting back to work and spending an extra hour in the gym.
Just try getting a last minute birthday cake on January 2nd. See how the entire bakery will laugh at you. And then roll their eyes.
Yep, when it came to birthdays, Mr. Hausfrau got kinda shafted. Poor guy.
But, that’s why I made him my favorite smoothie for his birthday. I even crusted the glass with yellow sugar. To add a little bit of special and a touch of crack. Sure there will be candles and cake and ice cream later, but starting the day with a belly full of health is the least I can do for that man.
And if you’re like me and had nearly eaten your bodyweight in sugar coated, fat injected carbs last month? Well, short of a colonic, this smoothie is the least I can do to help your insides start the new year off right.
My Favorite Smoothie
1 cup frozen strawberries
1/2 cup frozen mango
1/2 cup frozen pineapple
1 cup greek yogurt
1 scoop banana protein powder
4 teaspoons sweetener (honey, maple syrup, Splenda, etc)
1 cup water
5 ice cubes
Add ingredients to the blender in the following order for smoothest blending: water, yogurt, sweetener, protein powder, frozen fruit, and ice cubes. Blend until smooth and enjoy immediately.