Ugh! Yum?!


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!

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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!

Xx

Eat your veggies!


Since my omelette post was so well received, I’ve since done another dish that has a recipe that can be shared. I’m the kind of cook who throws things in the pot at the last minute or according to how I want things to taste, with that said, I do not really follow recipes. However, I do a few simple things that I can average and share a “recipe” with you. Today’s is… shit I didn’t think of a name. Ok, we’ll go with the title – Eat your veggies. After all I did this to force myself to eat veg.

1 cup shredded carrots

1 cup shredded cabbage

1 small bunch of broccoli chopped

4 brussel sprouts chopped

1 tsp unsalted butter

1/2 tsp paprika

1/4 tsp black pepper

(salt optional)

In a non stick pan, add all of the ingredients on a low heat (like the omelette) and stir occasionally so that everything is covered with the seasonings. Do not overcook your veg! When the broccoli and brussel sprouts become a bright green color it’s ready! The pic below is when I warmed this up today for lunch so it’s leftovers. I forgot to take a pic last night when it looked bright green lol. The paprika and red cabbage also add a reddish tinge to it.

20130319-151154.jpgI’m really trying to reduce my flour intake so I have to be creative with my vegetables as I can get bored of the taste very quickly. I tried brussel sprouts before and steamed is not the way for me. It’s actually the brussel sprouts that led me to do this, kind of disguise them in some other veg I don’t mind eating. Again, feel free to modify this as you see fit. Maybe add some red onions or green onions and tomato. I used unsalted butter because I don’t like how vegetables taste/look when you cook them in oil, even olive oil.

I cooked some chicken thighs with this as I did a quinoa pasta/veg dish for my husband and just the chicken and veg for me. I couldn’t dream of giving him veg alone, he’d be forever snacking on something because it wasn’t filling, so he got pasta. The good thing about this meal is that it could be done for a quick lunch (it warmed up nicely in my toaster oven today) as well and would be nice with fish. I’m going to add the same ingredients to a chicken stir-fry for myself tonight. I have the chicken boiling right now! I do that now – instead of putting the raw chicken into the pot and continuously adding seasonings, I boil the chicken breasts with onion, shred and then use accordingly. It helps get rid of some of the fat .My husband will be having chicken chow mein for dinner and I get chicken and veg.

I’m hoping to be bikini ready very soon. I’m trying out Pilates tomorrow and I have training today with my trainer – kind of excited. I love how I feel after working out but I hate doing it lol.

Anyway let me know if you try this or have a way of improving it. I winged this out so feel free to add more of something if it isn’t to your liking.

xx