Yesterday I picked some vegetables from the garden at my mom’s house and promised myself I’d eat them for breakfast the next morning. I picked some tomatoes, jalapenos and eggplant and brought them to my new apartment. I love to drink smoothies for breakfast, but those vegetables weren’t exactly smoothie material…

Half-joking with my roommate I said, “Maybe I’ll put some of these jalapenos in my smoothie”

She replied with something like, “You can use my chocolate powder to make it a super energy smoothie if you want”

When I awoke this morning I thought I’d give it a try… I wasn’t exactly sure why I wanted to put jalapenos in my fruit smoothie, but I like spicy food and I like smoothies, so why not, right?

Alright, so here’s what went into my smoothie this morning after I got back home from my morning exercise…

My initial reaction when I tried the smoothie was a big “Uh-oh!” because it was a lot spicier than I anticipated. Then it seemed to get spicier with every sip, so I wasn’t sure if I was going to be able to finish it all… It really had some KICK to it!

It kicked me in the mouth when I tried it for the first time and it’s kickin’ around in my stomach right now… but it’s AWESOME! The chocolate and the jalapeno combined with all the raw fruit and protein makes my body feel awake from the inside out.

The jalapenos I used were extra ripe from my own garden, instead of the normal green color they were bright red, which is probably why this smoothie was so spicy. If you need some extra energy in the morning and can handle some extra zing in your day, you should give this one a try!

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