Thursday, January 24, 2013
Morning Jump Start
In the summer I consumer fresh fruits and veggies all day long. Especially in July and August when everything is growing locally. But the rest of the year, I go through cycles. And lately, I have been really terrible about getting in a healthy amount of greens in my diet.
I also saw a photo of myself last night taken this past weekend. And I gasped. Out loud.
Why is it that I look in the mirror and see one thing but then a photo shows me an entirely different reality?
I have gained a lot of weight. And I just in general did not look healthy. Probably because I have been eating a lot more white than green lately.
So this week, I am back to making green smoothies. Which for me, are really just regular smoothies that also include spinach and/or kale.
As I am trying to cut way back on dairy, I don't include any. But you could certainly add in milk or yogurt if you prefer. My typical "recipe" is a bit of juice (not a lot though- just a splash if I have some on hand), greens (fresh or frozen), 1 banana (usually a banana that has turned dark so I froze it), some other frozen fruit (whatever berries I have or sometimes mango or pineapple), and water. Blend it up- add water if it's too thick.
It's an awesome way to start the day. Yummy and filling and gives me a good serving of dark greens right from the get go!
Now if only I could force feed myself a giant salad every day for lunch. I'm good about dinner. But lunch is usually more of a quick grab and go situation. Baby steps, right. This week, I'm covering breakfast. I'll worry about a greener lunch next week.