I talk a lot about our emotional, and our spiritual care, and oops, I had it on my “to do” list to blog about tarot, but I am so enamored of the smoothie I just made that I had to blog about it. So today, I’m talking smoothies.
One of the self-care things we can do, and we should do, is to take care of our bodies. That means all those things we were taught in school: exercise, nutrition, rest. But some of us just don’t operate on the three-meals-a-day plan. I get up, have my coffee, get to work, and it’s only after about three or four hours that my body thinks about food. I believe in honoring my body, so I wait until I’m awake and ready for food before eating. Unless I know I’m going out of town or having a busy day, then I’ll force myself to eat right away. But otherwise, it’s me, my coffee, and a few hours later, my smoothie.
I can drink them at the computer. My favorite recipe contains the following:
1/2 c. of soy milk or organic milk
1/2 c. of plain yogurt or kefir
5-6 frozen strawberries, or a dozen frozen blueberries/other berries
2-3 baby spinach leaves
I mix this in a personal Avon blender I liberated from my mom’s house (no, she actually was going to put it in the Goodwill box when I made a big squee and started jumping up and down, because it was perfect for my smoothies, LOL!). Pour it in a big plastic glass I got on a vacation, and viola! Instant brunch.
I will add things to the smoothie, too. I’ve been known to add Omega-3 oils, or protein powder, or even ground flax seeds. But the basic recipe–milk, yogurt/kefir, banana, berries–doesn’t change. Actually, the spinach was a recent addition thanks to my good friend Kimberly at Blogging With Gypsy.
This will keep me going for a few more hours, and then it’ll be close to dinner time, and I can cook our big meal of the day. And, I can feel my body being hit with all those nutrients and going “thank you!”
I think tomorrow I’ll split a kiwi between me and the parrot and add that to my smoothie too!