I hope your Wednesday night is going well. I made Carson some delicious baked “chicken fingers'” from a recipe that my sister sent me along with his all time favorite brazilian cheese bread for dinner tonight and I was quite the hit:) He couldn’t even tell it was healthy… no frying involved:) I think I scored some brownie points! I was feeling a little weak tonight, and hungry so I made an executive decision to have a big bowl or raw kale, tomato, and avocado. It wasn’t blended in the blender but I still felt good eating it and I think my body really needed it. I’m feeling better with more energy and less desire to eat the cupboards:)
*If you’d like the chicken finger recipe let me know:) It was a healthy recipe and contained zero oil or butter! You could even make it Gluten free! One of my goals over the next couple months is to make Carson’s favorite meals into healthier versions that taste the same or even better! Maybe someday he’ll want to eat my salad but there’s no rush. I don’t ever want to force him to eat anything he doesnt want, and I also want it to be his decission to eat the way I do. So I’ll do my best to make healthy taste good!
For those of you out there who would like one last smoothie for dinner, here are two great smoothie recipes! We can thank the RawDivas for these ones!
3 – 4 celery stalks
3 or 4 big broccoli florets
3 leaves kale
3 leaves chard
add water for your desired consistency
Directions: Blend and sip while cooling down!
If your not into a complete green giant try this one!
Banana Slug Green Smoothie
1/2 cup water
2 cups romaine lettuce
2 cups green collard leaves, stems removed
2 – 3 pinches cinnamon powder
Directions: Blend everything. If you think lettuce and bananas can’t be combined, think again!
Overall, I did enjoy the smoothie challenge but it was harder for me than expected. My body had a hard time handling the amount of fruit for all three meals. Sometimes too much fructose causes constant hunger, irritability, and shakiness. Fructose raises blood sugar and triglycerides at a faster rate and some people develop a “fructose Intolerance”. Now, I’m not saying I’m fructose intolerant, just that my body does better with a larger ratio of veggies than fruits in my diet. I think I’ll stick to one green smoothie a day from now on:) That is just what works for me and if you found that the the smoothie challenge was great for you then go for it! We are all individuals with different needs and I’m just stating what I noticed about my body during the challenge. So just relax and do what’s best for you!
How did you like the Smoothie Challenge?
What Is your favorite green smoothie combination?