Since we sold our house, we have occupied a travel trailer until the quest for our new home is over. I have noticed some unexpected things with our new lifestyle and one is, I am not getting the nutrients I need. I noticed I was craving vegetables and fruit. This got my attention because I don’t like fruit!
Since my pregnancies, 25 plus years ago, I had heard you crave what your body needs. If you are craving something, your body is missing a key nutrient found in that food. I have heard a great deal about smoothies lately. Soon I became so preoccupied with the ‘smoothie’ idea, I decided to research it. I found smoothies offer a full days supply of vegetables and fruit and give you many key nutrients with just one serving.
Today is my second day, and I must say, I do feel a difference for the better. I don’t feel anything earth shattering, but I do feel I have more energy and I have noticed a considerable reduction in stomach acid and much less acid reflux. This does surprise me!
This is my recipe, if you would like to break out your blender, too!
I start with half of a banana, 1-2 large strawberries, 1 cup packed spinach, 1/4 of an avocado, and 2 teaspoons of peanut butter. I do use a small amount of bottled water to make sure it is smooth and not a chunky consistency.
This is the result of my nutritious blend. It is good, not spectacular. I still have some experimenting to do. I am not a big fan of bananas, so they will probably be replaced soon with pineapple. I will let you know how it goes as I go! Just feeling better is enough for me to say, ‘Bottoms up!’
Blessings, dear reader! See you soon!!
1 cup Almond Milk or Coconut Milk
1/3 package any sugar-free instant pudding of your choice
1 1/2 cups of ice
Mix altogether and blend on high or “smoothie” setting until ice is well blended and it becomes a “smoothie” consistency. You can add fruit, peanut butter, any imitation flavorings (caramel, coconut, orange, peppermint, etc.). Enjoy with a spoon and straw in a tall glass.
It is a low-calorie treat that is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth! Hint: Almond Milk is lower in calories than coconut….:)
Who says you can’t have the “malt and drink it, too”??