I threw this smoothie together for lunch yesterday. I needed something quick and healthy as Sundays are my days when I like to get myself ready for the next work week, both physically and mentally. By that, I mean that I not only like to start off the week with a good amount of exercise, usually a 4 to 5 mile walk followed by an at home yoga class from YouTube, but by also getting my work clothes ready and by making sure the house is organized. I don’t always accomplish all of this, but if I do, it soothes me. Go figure..
Yesterday’s Sunday duties came along quite nicely. I didn’t make it to church, which didn’t make me happy, but I was moving right along on lots of other things. Frank and I took a nice long walk around our hilly town after I got back from driving Mariah to her friend’s graduation party in Parsippany. Unfortunately Mariah is still wearing the boot from a bad ankle sprain, so Mama is her chauffeur these days. I really don’t mind. I enjoy the conversations we have on these trips. There’s nothing like really getting to know your adult child. While we may not agree on everything, I feel that our conversations help form the basis of our adult friendship. I’ll always be Mama and she’ll always be my baby, but going forward she’ll also be my friend.
So back to this smoothie. It’s healthy and has added protein so that I could make it my midday meal, but it’s not too sweet. Who needs that spike and then crash after too much sugar in the middle of the day? Not me! No time for naps yesterday. I’ve been trying like heck to cut back on foods that make me feel sluggish when I want to feel vibrant, but that’s a topic for another post. My body has recently changed and my eating habits need to change with it. Cross your fingers and say a prayer for me. I surely need it as willpower isn’t my strong suit right now.
Oh my goodness….stay on topic Teresa! So, this smoothie, I added some cucumber to too because I find that it gives it a freshness that I really enjoy and hope you will too. I have to admit that certain family members tried it and were a little taken aback because they expected it to be sweeter, so just add more honey if that’s how you feel too. Here’s to your health!
- 1 avocado
- 1 cup blueberries
- 1 half English cucumber, cut in large chunks, with skin
- 1 cup orange juice
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 cup water
- 2 servings protein powder
- 2 servings powdered greens (or 2 cups fresh greens)
- 2 tablespoons honey
- ice cubes (I used both hands for one large scoop)
- Blend all of the ingredients. You can add more liquid if you prefer a thinner smoothie.