Reclaiming Healthy Habits

I’ve been trying to reestablish some healthy habits, and one of those habits is eating at home.  I don’t really enjoy food in the mornings so I’ve gotten back into the habit of starting each day with a smoothie.

Last week, I tried a few new flavors, and I liked the results.

I made a green smoothie (as I often do)  with apple, banana and spinach, and it was amazing!

apple banana spinach smoothie

I also mixed strawberries and blueberries, which might be my new favorite.

Bluberry Smoothie

I did orange, banana and a little pineapple too, and it tasted like dessert for breakfast.

Strawberry Orange Pineapple Smoothie

I’ve also been drinking homemade green juice a lot lately, and I’ve begun craving it, which was totally unexpected.  My favorite blend is kale, celery, cucumbers, parsley, cilantro and lemon.

green juice

I like bringing it to class because I can drink it at room temperature, and there’s just something about it that satisfies my taste buds.

I still like to chew food, of course, and last week I finally attempted to make quinoa.  It was amazing, and it satisfied my hunger all afternoon.  I made dressing using strawberries and a mango, and it was pretty outstanding too.

Quinoa Salad

 

One thing I’ve noticed is that eating at home is much more exciting when I find new foods that I enjoy.  Mixing different ingredients in the blender to see how it tastes is fun for me, and I think as long as I’m eating protein packed meals with fruits and veggies, I’m doing pretty well.

I use Greek yogurt in my smoothies to add protein and bulk.  Does anyone have any smoothie suggestions for me?  I’m always ready to try something new!

 

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    Chloe@BalancingChloe
    March 31, 2014 at 1:39 pm

    Just blueberries on their own, with half Greek yoghurt and half natural yoghurt is nice, very sweet!

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    sunny
    March 31, 2014 at 4:55 pm

    Mine is more like dessert for breakfast but I have reasons for each ingredient: milk + banana + natural peanut butter: crunchy + chia seeds + ice + a little bit of cocoa & sugar to taste.

    [Milk because I don’t like to drink milk by itself; banana for the potassium; chia seeds for the omega3’s (has more than flax seeds do and has no smell), peanut butter for the good fats; ice to make it nice and icy (frozen banana would work instead); and cocoa because a little chocolate with peanut butter and banana tastes good and cocoa has some good properties in it. ]

    I like some of your smoothie ideas and will try them!

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    Christine
    April 1, 2014 at 2:10 pm

    My go to is: banana, almond milk, 1T of natural nut butter, 2 big handfuls of spinach and some ice. The other one I like a lot is: frozen peaches, almond milk and a splash of apple juice. My guilty pleasure smoothie is dark chocolate almond milk, a banana, a T of nut butter and ice. Like a chocolate peanut butter shake without all the guilt!

    One tip, to REALLY brighten up the flavor of most all smoothies, you can add the thinnest slice of lime. Rind and all. You won’t taste it but there will be an over POP to the whole thing. It really wakes them up!

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