I did something proactively healthy and nutritious for myself the other day. I made a smoothie. Without thinking about it and without feeling like I needed to follow someone else’s recipe or ingredient list. All these years of half-heartedly dieting and trying to figure out the right nutrition and it seems it is finally clicking into place. I even already had all of the ingredients in the kitchen!
That has happened before, but usually the yogurt will go bad or the bananas will get eaten or I won’t have the liquid base, or, or, or.
This time, BOOM, I just did it! It may seem kind of silly to be this excited and ecstatic over something this simple and easy, but it is very difficult for me to actually remember to eat breakfast, much less take the time and make the effort to do something nutritionally sound and healthy. The self-care portion of my life is quite lacking.
Baby steps. I made a yummy, satisfying, fruit and yogurt smoothie that lasted a couple of days because I wound up sharing it with my daughters.
I decided I wanted some record of the nutritional values in the whole thing and found a recipe calculator on My Fitness Pal. There wasn’t a way to save the recipe without signing up for a free account. Then I discovered that there wasn’t a way to print or have the recipe open in a nicely formatted document or image. Oh well, can’t have it all, I guess. I’m sure there are other options out there, but I just didn’t want to spend more time searching for a calculator than writing this out, so, here we are. I plugged the information in, got the numbers I wanted and just took a pic of the computer screen. Whatever works, right?
1 Medium Banana
1 c Frozen Blueberries, Dole
1 c Frozen Mixed Fruit, Dole, Strawberrie/Pineapple/Mango/Peach
8 oz Bolthouse Farms Vanilla Chai Soy Protein Tea
1 – 6 oz container Yoplait Simplait Yogurt, Strawberry
1/3 c (6 tbs) Ovaltine Rich Chocolate Mix powder
Combine all ingredients into blender. Blend until smooth
Yeild: 4 – 8 oz servings
What are your favorite ingredients to use for a smoothie?
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