I’ve been trying to get more veg and fruit in my diet by way of smoothies. I wanted to change things up this morning so I decide to change what I put in my smoothie. My usual smoothie consists of peaches, strawberries, banana, spinach and a little watered down apple juice. Recently I’ve been adding kale to that but this morning I took it to a “whole ‘notha level”.
I wondered what apple, kale and ginger would be like. (I didn’t water down the apple juice this time though.) I don’t have a juicer (I use a Nutriblend), so I was aware the consistency would be a little weird. However, it was the green color that freaked me out! I didn’t even taste it… I went straight to the freezer, pulled out my frozen strawberries and added a banana and back on the blender it went!
Verdict? The ginger is a little strong (maybe too much?!) but after the first few sips being all weird I kept drinking and no longer wanted to gag a little. I don’t know if it’ll be a regular but I’m glad I took the step to try something different. Now I know I can change up my regular smoothie by adding and subtracting an ingredient each time.
While I was doing this, I filled a cup (probably the size of a venti drink at Starbucks) with water and added 3 slices of lemon for me to drink today and keep adding water as it goes down.
I’m trying… I need to detox all the sugar I’ve been uncontrollably consuming recently. I can’t even mess around. Bikini body is needed very soon so it’s time to buckle down! Pilates is today so I will give it my all.
Have a good weekend loves!
I was never one to have breakfast first thing in the morning, I’d feel nauseous after eating some of the most common foods… even something like apple juice. Yes, I have a sensitive tummy. My friends make fun of me sometimes as I’m know as the picky eater or they’ll ask if my stomach can take something before they offer it. I’ve had a food sensitivity test and it revealed a lot. Anyway, my doctor let me have it for not really eating breakfast so I’ve been making a huge effort in the last couple of months to make sure I stay on top of it.
As part of my effort to “keep fit” (I still eat a lot of shit during the day) I try to make sure I start and end my day with something good. That way I don’t feel as bad for all the stuff I ate in the middle of the day. Now that it is getting warm again, I’ve started back with my smoothies but this post is really about the omelette. I’m not much of an egg person but this omelette I’ve been doing has been tasting sooo good! I do it 2/3 times a week to shake things up a bit as well as when I know I will be out and I need breakfast to last for a bit. It’s simple! Here is the recipe:
1 slice of turkey (low sodium preferred)
2 egg whites
1/4 tsp thyme (fresh preferred)
1/2 tsp unsalted butter
10 leaves spinach
Slice the turkey and spinach. Melt the butter with the thyme, turkey and spinach in the pan on low/medium heat. (Confusing? Put it just before medium, you don’t want this to burn.) While these are heating up, I separate my egg yolk from the white. Stir everything and then add the egg whites. When the egg is firm and not runny fold in half and let the inside cook (I hate runny eggs). Flip to brown the other side a little more and then remove from pan. This morning I grated some fresh parmesan over the top and it was amazing! I have a small, non-stick frying pan that I use that gives the perfect shape and size for single serve omelettes.
So there you have it! I do not eat heavy so for my husband, I give him 3 egg whites and I add green onion, sweet pepper, tomatoes and less spinach for him since he has so many other things. I find the butter and thyme help a lot with the flavor and I hope you realised I didn’t use any black pepper or salt. I don’t need to with thyme and butter. This and a cup of ginger tea gave me the boost I needed for this morning. If you give this a try or some variation of it let me know how it comes out.
To healthy eating and sexy Summer bodies!