I’m home and back in control of what I get to eat. This is a good thing as well as a not-so-good thing. The not-so-good part is that I’m also in charge of cleaning up my own mess.
There is something rather fabulous about hotels, filled with those lovely people that make my bed and pick up my towels every day, not to mention the beauty of pushing myself away from yet another ridiculously indulgent meal and having someone else clean up the dishes.
However. The good part is deciding exactly what I want to eat and how I want to feel.
So, this morning I celebrated with my usual smoothie. The picture shown above was taken just before I left for this past week of Mexican indulgences, so this morning’s smoothie was slightly different. That’s the beauty of these recipes…you can throw anything into that VitaMix blender and call it breakfast.
My usual basic recipe is to start with the toughest-to-grind ingredients;
Water or organic coconut milk (just enough to cover the blades)
Handful of raw almonds (good source or iron and protein)
One-inch cube of raw ginger (high anti-inflammatory properties)
One stick of celery
Couple of big leaves of organic kale
One or two medjool dates (pit those puppies!)
Swirl that until it looks quite Kermit-ish.
Then add a frozen or regular banana, yogurt and some blueberries or other dark-coloured fruit. The dark fruit covers up that frapped-frog colour and makes it all a tad more appetizing. If you need sweetener, toss in a drizzle of maple syrup.
Enjoy! And feel like you’re doing something good for your body…because that is exactly what you’re doing.