It's Day 15 and the eatin' is GOOD! And since I had a smoothie for breakfast and dessert, I figured it'd be a good time to discuss my mad smoothie skillz.
My goal is to sip one green smoothie per day. Pourquoi? It's a sure fire way to get in my greens, fruit, and omega-3's. I either have one for breakfast or as a snack, and I alternate between 2 variations. And no, it really doesn't taste spinach-y. That's not to say you can't taste the spinach - I definitely know there's something green. But it's not gross, it's yummy! You should try it!
Carolyn's Green Smoothie
- 1 cup of nondairy milk (I typically use soy or rice)
- handful of frozen strawberries & blueberries OR a handful of frozen mango
- 1 frozen banana (this is KEY - blended frozen banana makes for an extra creamy smoothie)
- 1 tablespoon of ground flax seed
- dollop of peanut or almond butter
- a couple handfuls of raw spinach
Blend spinach and splash of milk first. Add the rest of the ingredients and blend. Scrape down the sides. Blend again. Pour into tall glass and feel good that you're drinking your greens!
The other smoothie I can't get enough of is the Cherry Chocolate Bomb Shake. I was inspired by Kristen's version, but mine feels more dessert-y due to the almond milk.
Carolyn's Cherry Chocolate Bomb Shake
- 1 cup of almond milk
- 1 frozen banana (again - this is KEY)
- handful of frozen cherries
- 2 tablespoons of hemp powder
- 1-2 tablespoons of unsweetened cocoa powder
The directions for this one is pretty easy. BLEND. Pour. Enjoy. With a straw.
I've been keeping a log of all my meals since Day 1 of the 21-Day Vegan Kickstart. It's kind of fun to see what I'm eating. Then again, sometimes it's sad - like the other night when my PMS cravings got crazy, and i had french fries and coke for dinner. Btw I think I have a coke problem and not the white powdered substance kind. I cannot get enough Mexican coke. And very occasionally, Dr. Pepper. HELP! Do I need to do a sugar cleanse??
I haven't had any soda today. Nope, today I had a green smoothie for breakfast, a vegan sandwich and fries at 24 Diner for lunch, and a big plate of leftover baked mexican rice (from here), corn, sliced avocado and sourdough toast (random, I know). And because I have a beautiful bunch of chard in the fridge and gorgeous yukon gold potatoes (from brunch!) in the pantry, I think I'm going to make the Garlic & Greens Soup from The Vegan Table later this week. Accompanied with crunchy homemade croutons, bien sur. You know me, I can't have a meal without carbs. :)