Don't let the looks of this frighten you, remember looks can be deceiving.That, my friends, is a spinach smoothie, of which I have become quite a fan.
As in almost daily.
As in making emergency runs to HEB for spinach instead of Double Stuff Golden Oreos and Ben & Jerry's.
Which is probably a good thing on so many levels.
Here's how I usually whip up a batch of yummy green goodness:
*Pour 8oz. plain almond milk into blender
*stuff in a few handfuls of spinach
*blend until smooth (be patient, it might take a minute unless you have a supersonic mega blender)
*assess level of green and possibly add a bit more spinach, blend
*add banana, fresh pineapple and 2T ground flaxseed
*blend again until smooth
You can add any fruit you like (fresh or frozen). Smoothies are great for using up any bruised or almost too ripe fruit, instead of tossing it, blend it up into a healthy drink.
I realized I've now been vegetarian(ish) for three months and really couldn't imagine going back to the way I was eating. I mean, it could happen if I get lazy and stop making good choices, but I don't plan on going back. Am I a perfect vegetarian(ish)? Um...NO, not at all. But overall I've made some big changes in my food choices and habits and that's what counts. I still eat a LOT of salads and a LOT of fresh fruit, but have also struggled with bad nibbles too. Have y'all noticed all the pretty Easter candy on sale? Yeah. Why can't I just be Dione Warwick and walk on by?After eating *cleaner* for a while I'm much more quick to notice an ICK feeling after eating junk/fast food or refined sugar/sweets, as in I feel sluggish, more irritable or get a headache.
Clearly it's true why they call it junk food. Duh.
This week I am trying to add in
more some exercise (because while I made food changes I certainly didn't add in consistent exercise these last 3 months). I am curious to see how I feel, as in will I be hungrier and what will I choose to satisfy an increased hunger. We shall see. I also want to shake things up a bit since my body has probably gotten used to what I've been eating and I may have hit a plateau as far as weight loss goes.
I'll keep you posted.