I’m sitting here watching The Biggest Loser and crying. It’s so sad to see people that are risking death with the way they live, whether it’s eating too much, being lazy, smoking, or abusing alcohol or drugs. We have to make healthful choices, day in and day out. It’s so important!
They gave some really good tips tonight: eat organic whole, lean foods – lots of fruits and veggies – avoid processed, food-like substances – be conscious of your calorie input – workout, creating a calorie deficit – do it together, not alone. We’ve all got to start sometime; why not today?! I also loved the tip about rolling up veggies like red and yellow peppers and fresh spinach inside lean turkey slices.
I have been craving fruits and veggies recently. So tonight, I made a smoothie for dinner. It’s a strange combination, but really tastes quite good. I just threw in lots of leftovers into the blender and liquefied. Here we go: I had about 1/2 c. steamed broccoli leftover from last night, 1/2 an avocado, and 1 1/2 c. of fresh, frozen spinach (not the steamed box kind, but a bag of fresh, unpacked spinach that I threw in the freezer a week or two ago), 8 frozen strawberries, 2/3 c. frozen cranberries, 2/3 c. frozen raspberries, 1/2 c. frozen pineapple chunks, 1 frozen banana, 2 c. skim organic milk, 2 Tbsp. flaxseeds, 1 Tbsp. sesame seeds. Then I poured it into two large cups and topped tonight’s with 1/2 c. oats and 1 Tbsp. agave nectar. The leftovers will be enjoyed for breakfast on my way to work in the morning.