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. . . .
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! :)