One of the things I’m working on is eating healthier. Thankfully, I do fairly well with this goal, yet there’s always room for improvement.
Weekdays are hectic, and if I fail to plan well and have healthy foods already on hand, eating healthy becomes that much more of a struggle.
For me, the weekend is a great time to shore my body up on salads and fruit. It’s also a good time to make a run to the grocery store to stock up on the things I’ll need for the upcoming week – which goes a long way toward ensuring I’ll be successful in eating right during the week.
Berries are in season now, and few things are more refreshing on a warm morning than a nice cold smoothie. Here’s a recipe I snagged from my friend Michelle over at ElleVeg.com. Michelle says,
“The following is my base recipe for a really good smoothie with several variations that I use for breakfast a few times a week.
- 1/2 frozen banana
- 3 frozen figs
- 1 tablespoon natural honey
- 1/2 teaspoon natural vanilla extract
- one scoop PGX Vegan Protein, vanilla
- 1 cup low fat soy milk (or substitute your favorite milk: almond, rice, etc.)
- 2/3 cup ice
- 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
- 2/3 cup fruit
Blend well on high and enjoy! I try to use seasonal fruits for breakfast or ones I’ve frozen during the summer. Cantaloupe makes a really refreshing smoothie as does kiwi. Need an antioxidant boost? Mix blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries. Need a bit more energy? Omit the fruit and add 2 tablespoons of natural peanut butter.”
This weekend, I challenge you to join me in making a conscious effort to eat healthier. Try Michelle’s delicious smoothie recipe, and make sure to have a salad for lunch or a light dinner sometime this weekend.
We don’t ever want to be too busy to eat healthy!
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