After my run I made myself a scrummy green smoothie. The lovely Katherine, over at Real Food Runner Blog is doing a seven day green smoothie challenge. I don't drink one everyday, and I'm by no means experimental (yet), but as I made a simple green smoothie tonight, I thought I'd share, as you do ;)
* 1 Banana
*2 handfuls of spinach
*1 tsp ff yoghurt all blended up in the blender.
....and that's it for my usual smoothie. Simple, but it hits the spot every time. When I'm feeling 'daring', I'll add a bit of protein powder, or flax seeds.
And here it is in all its glory alongside tonight's dinner of a sweet potato, leaves and quorn pieces. Yummy. This photo is a reminder that I definitely need to tidy the kitchen. Slacker.
Ooh, another thing that this photo is reminding me of is diet coke (there's a sneaky bottle in the background, next to the primary school scissors *which I need to put away*). I used to drink litres of the stuff every day, and my consumption was getting a bit out of control. I would wake up at 3am and swig from a bottle that I kept beside my bed. I would NEED to have it on my desk at work to keep me going, or so I thought. Well, I, almost by accident, stopped drinking it on NYE. I didn't drink it for 6 whole days (which is a big thing for me) and then I cracked yesterday. I was feeling a bit sorry for myself, and it was getting late, <insert other excuse here> and so I bought a bottle. To my surprise, I found that it didn't really quench my thirst, and I didn't really feel like drinking it all. There is still 1/3 of a bottle left on the counter today. I'm surprised by this (truly; I am-was-a diet coke fiend) but I'll go with the healthy flow. I will still finish the bottle because I can't let a good bit of coke go to waste, but it's good to know that I don't need to buy it.
Speaking of protein powders (before the photo, keep up) I added some of my whey protein powder to my porridge this morning, in the hope that it would keep my energy levels up all morning. I added the chocolate flavour this time, and it tasted fine (if a bit chalky), but my stomach has been irritating me all day. It's made me feel a bit bloated and...er...windy. Has anyone else experienced this? It's rather embarrassing!
O.k, enough of my tummy problems.
Have you been making any interesting smoothies? Can you provide me with some inspiration?
Thanks for all the helpful comments so far by the way. I feel like I'm getting to know some lovely people :) I respond to comments by hitting the reply button below, so do check for responses.