Monday, January 7, 2013

New Years Resolutions

I am not a "traditional person" I hate being guilted into something for the sake of tradition.  I want to do something because I enjoy it or it is the right thing.  I never make New Years Resolutions, BUT this year I thought I would make one.


If you read my blog you know I LOVE to cook.  For Christmas I was given a Ninja.  I was so excited.  I thought of all of the soups and sauces I could make.  I also just had a baby so homemade food made easy.  I opened the box and the included recipie book was all about Smoothies.

So to the point...I made a New Years resolution to STOP skipping breakfast and lunch.  Seems simple but I never eat breakfast or lunch.  It is like my system is hard wired not to do so.  In high school my parents didn't MAKE ME eat breakfast (but I do with my kids) and I never really ate lunch at school, because YUCK.(now they have more options)  Then came college and work...I worked full time while in college and I never had the time to sit down and have a meal.  Then kids...and you get the idea...by the time you feed them they have made a mess and meal time is finished and you didn't get a chance to sit down, because now you are stuck cleaning.  Working as a graphic designer with an inbox that never seemed empty, I rarely took a lunch and when I did it was not very healthy ..it was fast and convent 

I decided to make smoothies for my breakfast and lunch.  So far I have NO complaints.  It works really well for me.  It tastes good.  Here is my basic recipe ..Yummy every time.

EQUAL parts of...
fresh or froozen fruit. (doesn't mattaer which one)
Yogurt ( purchased a big tub of plain vanilla yogurt from ALDI.  It is cheaper and lasts longer)
(if you use fresh fruit use equal ice amounts)
and a splash of Sierra Mist natural

I have used mostly fresh fruit.  1 cup of fresh blueberries, 1 cup of yogurt, 1 cup of ice, and added those to the blender using the single serve cup.  I then poured. myself and 8oz glass and added just a splash of Sierra Mist.  I then put the rest in the fridge for lunch.  AGAIN Yummy.

It doesn't matter what fruit you use...this works for everything.  For me this is not about loosing weight.  It is about being healthy. I know it can't be good for me to live so many years without eating breakfast and lunch.

Enjoy...Do you skip meals?  Have you made your own smoothies?  How is it working out for you?


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