Even though I didn’t run today’s Brooklyn Half Marathon, I had the pleasure of enjoying a relaxed, pre-race dinner with a lovely group last night in Long Island City thanks to Green Blender.
In case you’re not familiar with Green Blender yet, it is a smoothie delivery service which brings organic, farm-fresh smoothie ingredients to consumers in 30 different states. Founded two years ago Jenna Tanenbaum and her boyfriend Amir Cohen. Each week their members receive enough pre-portioned ingredients to make either five large smoothies or five smaller smoothies. What truly sets them apart is the recipes and ingredients. The recipes range from their fan favorite Chocolate Chip Banana Bread to Creamy Orange Rhubarb.
After giving us a tour of the facility, Jenna and Amir served a delicious meal perfect for runners and non-runners alike.
None of us could get enough of the delicious Rainbow chard salad, oven roasted chicken thighs, roasted carrots, pesto or pasta. Cooked and prepared by our hosts, the food was delicious! There was rarely a lull in the conversation as our group had so much in common even though we’d just met before dinner. (The group at dinner included @lilmissrunshine, @meghadoshi, @ohanaloverun, @milesfitter, @jennatanenbaum and @emilynachazel.)
I will share a full review of Green Blender with you guys in the next few weeks as I’m setting up my first delivery for the week following Memorial Day!
Hope you guys have a great day and congratulations to everyone who ran today, especially those people who ran the Brooklyn Half Marathon!
Your Turn: What’s your favorite smoothie combination?