I'm doing this diet thing, and well, I know the negative connotation associated with "diet" might immediately turn you off. BUT WAIT, its good, I promise!
I am the first person to say, "I like food." I actually LOVE food. I love that events revolve around food. I love good for me food, and bad for me food, equally. But I don't love the added pounds.
I am also the first person to say, "I don't want to drink my meals." I'm not into weight-loss shakes, or protein packed, meal-replacers. I want to eat, ya'll!
Enter the smoothie.
I have been making my own breakfast smoothies for 2 weeks. The basic recipe goes like this:
1 cup of frozen fruit
1 cup of another frozen fruit
1 cup of fresh fruit (or frozen if you like it really thick and icy)
1/2 cup fat free, plain Greek yogurt - Oikos and Chobani are my favs.
1/2 cup fat free, plain, unsweetened Almond Milk
2 cups fresh spinach leaves
Blend well. Yum! Here are my favorite combinations:
1 sliced banana, frozen
1 cup of frozen blueberries
1 cup of frozen strawberries
yogurt, almond milk, spinach, blend.
1 cubed peach, frozen
1 cup of fresh pineapple chucks, frozen
1 banana sliced, frozen
yogurt, almond milk, spinach, blend. This one is tropical, for something different.