Thursday, January 29, 2009

Another smoothie recipe

I made this today and it was delicious!!

1/2 cup frozen blackberries
1/2 cup frozen raspberries
2 bananas
1/2 cup vanilla yogurt
3/4 cup vanilla soy milk

The measurements are approximates, as I just tend to throw things in until I reach the desired consistency. My smoothies tend to be more like thick milkshakes. I'm not a yogurt fan so I was pleasantly surprised when I tasted the vanilla yogurt and found it to be a custardy consistency that tasted a little like vanilla cheesecake. Yum-yum!

I had another great session with my life coach Claudia (www.significantself.com). The next step (or goal) is to eat healthier (and hopefully regain some long-lost energy that is not caffeine derived) and to work on relaxing in the evening (and preparing for sleep ahead of time, so I can actually close my eyes without seeing a laundry list of "to-dos" floating around). We came up with a great list of fast, easy foods that I can prepare for breakfast, lunch, or snacks that are healthy and also will help keep my energy at a normal level.

For example:
Breakfast - fruit smoothie with a hard-boiled egg or stick of cheese, multi-grain oatmeal with side of fruit
Lunch - omelette with cheese (optional meat & veggies), hummus & veggies on a pita, spinach salads with chicken, soup & crackers,
Snacks - triscuits with cheese & avocado, nuts, dark chocolate

The only hindrance I see to actually having a lot of these foods in my house is the cost of groceries these days. While fresh produce is relatively inexpensive (depending on what it is), certain foods like nuts are super high priced, in my opinion. So I might have to rethink my $50 a week grocery budget to accommodate some of these "healthier" tidbits.

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