Hello Journal & Friends,
I finally figured out the REAL reason I've been stalling in trying out the green smoothie drinks that so many have been talking about...
Think of two little kids, sitting on the floor, playing with toys. One reaches for the toy the other is playing with, but the kid with the toy pulls it to his chest and yelps "MINE!". They haven't learned to share yet... they are still immature.
Well, today I realized I have been that way with my calorie budget. I have only so many calories for the day, and I don't WANNA share them with "veggies"!! I want to eat WHAT I want, WHEN I want, and I feel like saying "MINE!" when a veggie threatens to take some of my calories!
Yep... immature, totally. Squirelly thinking, totally. At least now I realize it, and can work on it.
But yesterday, I did quit procrastinating, avoiding, and stalling... and finally made myself a GREEN SMOOTHIE. And not only did I make one... I actually DRANK it! And survived.
My whole reaction to the green smoothie thing has revealed to me that I still have way too many issues around food. This should be no big deal... yet I acted like someone was trying to get me to take castor oil! And honestly, it was pretty good.
Granted, I made my first Greenie in kind of a wimpy fashion... I sweetened it. I figured I would make it TASTE good, and get used to them, then later work on the nutritional part.
I made mine in my Bullet, that little counter-top mini-blender thingie that I use all the time. Love it!
Here is what my very first ever Greenie had in it, all whizzed up together:
2 big Romaine lettuce leaves
1/3 cup zucchini, diced
2/3 cup frozen raspberries
1 tablespoon chia seeds
1 cup Almond Breeze, unsweetened
sweeteners (I used stevia, splenda & xylitol)
It was so good, I would probably have liked it just using water instead of the almond milk. I'll definitely have them often. For such few calories (around 125ish) it was very filling!
I want to do better on the nutritional aspect of this journey, and I think this will help me in the veggie/fruit department.
Thanks to all of you who wrote about them, giving good reviews. I appreciate these little practical tips we can learn from one another. :-)
From Dr Phil's book: "If you continue to eat the way you've always eaten, you will continue to stay the way you've always been."
My verse for today: "I can do everything through him who gives me strength."
My quote for today: "Life expectancy would grow by leaps and bounds if green vegetables smelled as good as bacon." --Doug Larson
Enjoy the Journey,