Archive for February, 2011

February 28, 2011

Link and Learn

An exciting article on being good to yourself.  If you wouldn’t say it to your friend, why would you say it to yourself?  I’m not thin enough.  I eat too much.  I’m not fit enough.  STOP.  Positivity really does work wonders. 

This reminds me of one of my favorite blogs:  Healthy Tipping Point

(It’s by a fellow Pitt grad.  I had to include this because I have lots of Pitt pride!)

Lots of good advice and information on wellness and being good to yourself. 🙂

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February 27, 2011

I Like It!

That’s what came out of our mouths (me and the hubby) when we finally made our first green smoothie. 

We jumped on the green smoothie bandwagon yesterday evening. 

I was skeptical.  He was crinkling his nose at the thought.  But we figured, what could it hurt to give it a try?!

smoothie ingredients

Into the blender went:

1 banana

1/4 cup plain non-fat Chobani yogurt

1/4 cup French vanilla non-fat Stonyfield yogurt

1 cup skim milk

2 large handfuls spinach

Juice of 1/2 lemon

3 center stalks celery with leaves

1/2 cup fresh pineapple chunks (added later because it needed a little bit more pizzazz)

*Made two large glasses

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I was worried about tasting the spinach.  And that was weird to me.  Vegetable juices have always grossed me out.  The thought of V-8 juice makes me cringe.  But I think combining fruit with mild vegetables was a good way to ease into it.  I couldn’t taste the spinach at all.  I could taste the celery, but it just tasted clean and smooth, not bitter as I expected.  I made sure to use the tender celery heart for the best flavor.  The tartness of the lemon and pineapple pulled it all together.  It tasted fresh and bright.  While I drank it I just felt healthier. 

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Presentation was key too!  Drinking it out of my chalk board wine glass (Thanks Tara!) made it feel like a special event!  Yummy!

green smoothie boost with fram

Does anyone else make green smoothies?  What do you put in yours?