Thursday, March 05, 2009

Smoothie Adventure

My family didn't make a lot of smoothies growing up. My mom would occasionally make Orange Julius as a treat but we didn't have them on a regular basis. So, when it comes to smoothies, I don't know what I'm doing. In the past few weeks, I have read on several different blogs and health websites about the enormous benefits of "green" smoothies. So, I decided to give it a try this morning. I mixed up a handful of fresh baby spinach with a cup of water and pureed it until it was like soup. Then I threw in a handful of blueberries, which were half frozen, and about 5 large strawberries, also half frozen, and blended.

It was surprisingly. . . .

Good!

I thought it might be something Abigail would also like so I gave her a few sips of mine and she liked it! Yeah! The "frozenness" of the berries made it sort of like a slush and it was delicious. I downed mine before I got to work.

I'm doing a bit of Weight Watchers at the moment. It is incredibly motivating to "stay under" my allotted points for the day. Also, I'm paying for the subscription and money is a huge motivator for me. So, I'm making the most of it. Anyway, for those of you who know the points system, I just wanted to share that my berry "green" smoothie was 0 points! Seriously! I also had a bowl of old fashioned oatmeal with 1 tsp of raw honey. That brought my breakfast total up to 2 points. That is seriously low! I'm so excited - mainly because . . . I'm full!!!

And . . . here is a picture for you all. Abigail with her first set of pig tails! The babysitter put them in because I didn't have any hair ties that were small enough. Isn't she sooooo cute????!!! And grown up????!!! Too bad she screamed when I took them out. I guess I need to learn the art of not pulling her hair! :)

5 comments:

Laura said...

How cute are those pigtails? I love them! Also, I just may have to try that smoothie recipe. I have been thinking about weight watchers recently.

Jaime said...

This is the first time I've really tried using a "system" to lose weight. I did South Beach once but couldn't stick with it.

My humble opinion is that you definitely don't need to lose any weight! I'm just trying to get down to a healthy BMI.

The smoothie was yummy.

Susan said...

If Wayne sees this, I am going to have to get the glass cleaner out to clean his kisses off the screen! Very cute!

Anonymous said...

That may be the cutest thing I've ever seen...

Aunt Jenny

Jaime said...

I might attempt the pig tails on Sunday! :)