Adventures in Green Smoothie Land

This girl’s jeans have became waaaay tooo tight.

You know that fresh from the dryer tightness that pants have? Well mine are that all day long as of late.

So after reading this post over at Little Miss Momma, I decided to jump on the green smoothie bandwagon. It can’t possibly hurt to try it out right? By having substituting two meals a day with smoothies I’m making sure that I have lots of fruits and veggies in my diet. There’s quite a few calories in a smoothie, but all good healthy calories.

I’m not good at following recipes. And I find it hard to find some of the ingredients that most recipes call for, like kale for instance. So, I made my own. I tossed in a few baby carrots, some broccoli and a bunch of spinach to start.

Then I popped open a few Raspberry Keytone pills and put their powder in. I’m not convinced that they work, but since I have them, they may as well get used. Just in case they are magical.

I like to use OJ as the liquid in my smoothies. And since I live in the land of perpetual crappy weather and rarely drink milk, I used Tropicana with calcium and vitamin D for good measure.  

I blended all of that goodness up before I added anything else.

And then I added approx. 10 strawberries, some grapes, and half a kiwi. And it turned shyte brown. Seriously nasty looking. But it tasted pretty good. So, I did my best to drink it without looking at it. Cause looking at it makes me want to vomit a little.

It’s only been a few days, so its hard to really have anything to say about it. I haven’t had any of the stomach issues that so many people report. But I’m not gonna lie, its really hard to stick to having only a smoothie as a meal. I’m hungry again within an hour. And I haven’t lost any weight but I haven’t gained any either. So thats a good thing I guess.

Since I do get hungry after I have the smoothies, I’ve been needing to snack. I’ve been doing my best to keep those snacks healthy, and treat them as an opportunity to insert even more fruit into my diet. Like yummy peaches.
But, I caved once or twice and made myself some “nachos” with the new Tostitos Cantina chips, chives and cheese.
On a completely unrelated note, I’ve been making the drive to my hometown on the weekends so often lately, that people have been asking, “are you dating someone back there or something?” Unfortunately the answer is “no.” This girl has been man-friend free for quite some time.
I go home a lot because if I learned one thing while I lived across the country its how much it sucks to not be able to see your family very often. So ever since I moved back, I take advantage of the fact that they are only a three hour drive away, as often as I can. I do my best not to miss important things like birthdays, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, etc. With that said, I’m heading home again this weekend to spend some time with my favorite guy, my Dad.
Not the best picture of me. But it has my Daddy, so nbd.

Let’s not forget…

It’s #backthatazzup Friday!

The purpose: To start our weekend with some fantastic jams.
The station that inspired it: “Back That Azz Up” on Pandora Radio.
The rules: Link your jams up at I Wore Yoga Pants and have a jam sesh with all of us!

Happy Friday!
Pick your jam, link up and let’s get this weekend started off on the right foot!

I’ll be rockin’ out to some Hannah Montana on the drive home.

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