23 Oct FNCE 2013 & Avocado Smoothies
Intern Kylie here!
This weekend was FNCE. I am exhausted.
However, more than exhausted I feel rather empowered to go and be successful. Develop a brand. Start a business. Continue to network. There is NO way you can spend a weekend around registered dietitian greats and not feel inspired.
For those of you who don’t know what FNCE stands for, it’s the Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo. It’s an annual meeting put on by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics for food and nutrition professionals.
At FNCE, I had the opportunity to attend 4 sessions that ranged in topics from social media to food photography/video to nontraditional career paths for dietitians. In between the sessions, I got to meet dietitians/bloggers who I had been wanting to meet for over a year, attended an amazing dinner with Robin at Underbelly that was sponsored by The National Dairy Council, go to dinner with successful RD bloggers and walk around the Expo.
Expos are fun. Especially expos that involve only food and nutrition things (aka all the happy things in life, in my opinion). While wandering around, I came across a nice man making smoothies. Avocado smoothie to be exact. I had been meaning to add avocados to my smoothie for quite a while now, but I just never got around to it. I tasted the smoothie and it was creamy and perfect.
So obviously I had to recreate the smoothie for myself. Except I left out the protein powder and spinach, and added in kale.
I went with kale because I’m more of a kale smoothie person than a spinach smoothie person. I feel like the kale flavor isn’t as pronounced and vegetable-y. Made with spinach or kale, this smoothie will provide you with a source of potassium, vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin K and fiber. Sounds like a great breakfast or snack to me.