A kale smoothie with a side of coal...

Do you remember what kinds of after-school snacks you used to eat when you were a kid? Weirdly enough, I can’t, though I have vague memories of cereal in the afternoon, and I did go through a phase in high school where I often craved tomato soup when I got home. Oatmeal with banana was another thing I reached for a lot.

Some days when I get home from the hospital, I’m ready to start thinking of dinner, but more often, I need a little something to get me through email checking or an “Oh! It’s actually nice out!” walk around the block.

I’m glad the weather is starting to warm up—smoothies are back in a big way. I have dinner plans with a girlfriend tonight, so to avoid a low-blood sugar meltdown, I whipped up an ugly-but-good shake with:

  • 1 big handful kale
  • ~3/4 c skim milk
  • half a frozen banana
  • a handful of ice.

That should just about get me from point A to point B. Let the inbox-cleaning begin…

What were/are your favorite after-school snacks? 

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