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This week was better BUT it wasn’t easy. I had allergies, and I’m pretty sure I was courting a cold or virus. That was early in the week – Tuesday or Wednesday. I didn’t want to take a whole bunch of stuff, and I didn’t have the luxury of lying around in bed. My work week was drastically reduced from the holiday and early dismissals.
I had some natural remedies lying around, but I had the good fortune Monday of trying my first-ever green smoothie, courtesy of The American Vegetarian Cookbook from the Fit for Life Kitchen* and The American Vegetarian Cookbook from the Fit for Life Kitchen*:
My own mishmash, slightly-off-recipe formula:
Ingredients include a fistful of kale, a teaspoon or 2 or 3 of Bob’s Red Mill Organic Flaxseed Meal, 16-Ounce Packages,* a banana, about a cup or a little less of water, and whatever fruit I’ve got in the fridge that’s sweet, then blend FOREVER. I did use ALL three speeds – high, low, and ice crush, but I can’t remember the order! Blend it until you don’t see pieces of kale. This is actually easier when the kale is fresher, those little pieces stick in your throat!
So I did down a glass of this instead of anything else when I felt sick, and low and behold, I had nothing but a minor runny nose and a minor sore throat. Yeeha!
I only did one strength workout, so I’m still missing the boat, but I had one of these babies every day. It’s filling and can totally replace breakfast or lunch. I’m so excited, and I feel so good!
Caveats: Don’t drink a smoothie just before a workout (you’ll get queasy) OR with a high calorie cupcake (it’s a Carb Bomb and it hurts!)
Another thing I discovered: a smoothie and a workout is EXCELLENT for your libido
How was your week? Still have a lot to do to motivate myself on the exercise, but at least I did one day, which is better than zero!
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