So I picked up my kids and we went to Mariano's (an amazing local grocery store) and of course the first place I went was straight to the bakery section. Because, HELLO?, I was starving and my brain was being stupid. Luckily I had my kids with me, so I was able to buy a few treats...but only for them. However, I decided to look in the frozen food section to see if I could find some different fruits for my smoothies that I've been making to help me get in all my fruits an veggies for the day. I found a lot!
After spending the time shopping (and wishing I could eat something not good for me) we came home and I made the decision that it is ok if I don't follow through on this 2-Day Fast that I put myself on. I didn't really fail. I just realized that my body was telling me I can't do this to myself. Aside from the fact that I was really, really hungry, not eating much all day was bringing back a lot of old, bad feelings. (see My Story) And now that I know what is actually healthy for my body, and for my mind, I am ok with deciding that a fast is just not for me. I don't need to fast, I just need to keep eating healthy foods. (And seriously, I was really missing my favorite shake...you know the one!)
Today was much more normal. I started my day with a shake, did some work, worked out, and then went through my new foods to make an afternoon smoothie. Here's what I tried today: 4 oz of unsweetened almond milk, 3/4 cup of frozen strawberries, 3/4 cup of frozen mango, 3/4 cup of baby spinach, 1 medium banana, and 2 oz of water (because it was too thick).
<-----Look at all that healthy goodness in there!
What it looked like all mixed together
So I never tried this recipe before, and seriously, I didn't find it anywhere either...just made it up from what I had. And it ended up being really super YUM! I think tomorrow I'm going to be even more daring. I swear, there has to be a way to make a smoothie that tastes like carrot cake. And you can bet I'll figure one out. I'll let you know when I do! ;)
If you have a favorite smoothie recipe, please feel free to share in the comments below. I can't wait to see your recipes!