June 10, 2010

smoothie update

Today is the 3 week mark of my smoothie experiment. The experiment that kinda just happened. I just decided on a whim to give it a try one morning when I was craving a smoothie. And I didn't stop. I've had one every morning for the last 3 weeks.

The small things that I noticed that first week have only continued.
  • I have more energy (relatively speaking...it's camp insanity now, so of course I'm tired). Thank you, Chia seeds.
  • My stomach issues that have plagued me since I was about 15 have become almost non-existent. For just that reason alone, I'll drink one every day for the rest of my life.
  • I'm getting a great big serving of fruits and veggies when it's hard to eat as much as usual because of my camp food diet at the moment.
  • They just taste delish. I do miss eating cereal though. I LOVE cereal. Gotta put that back in my diet in the evenings or for snacks.
There are more, I'm sure, but those are the biggest.

This particular one pictured is my second favorite recipe lately.

The ingredients:

chia seeds
a tiny bit of agave

Blend it all together and enjoy! I get the fruit at Sam's Club or the grocery story already frozen. I don't add ice because the fruit is frozen and perfect without it. I also use water instead of juice, which I always thought would water it down, but actually is perfect. There isn't all the processed sugar that's in juice.

The only big thing I noticed is that I have Elevensies almost every day. I get so hungry between breakfast and lunch! It's helped to eat a small amount of protein or starch at breakfast time with every one else at camp. If I don't, I try to have a piece of fruit or some granola on hand to get rid of those stomach rumbles.

Such a wonderful discovery. I'm loving every minute of it.


Gina said...

do you have a particular spot/site/book that you get your smoothie recipes from?

RaCeQu said...

Looks delicious!

cottage girl said...

G - I love Happy Foody. Got the idea for 30 days of smoothies there.

Mostly I just throw a bunch of frozen fruit and spinach in and experiment. Usually it turns out fine.

RaCeQu said...

I just tried this this morning!

I used raspberries, strawberries, blueberries, spinach, flax seeds, and water.

I drank it on the way to work and checked about 15 times before I got out of the car to make sure there was none of the above in my teeth=)