Here are the disasters
|They look innocent enough, right? WRONG!|
For the green-coloured smoothie, I am not sure where I went wrong. I blended a green apple and while it worked earlier in the week, it didn't work this time. And I think I added too much lime and ginger. The flavours and texture were a no-go. The red one. . . well, it was all wrong: frozen banana, blueberries, grapefruit, romaine, spinach, lime, ginger. I even added a little bit of pineapple juice to try and save it and that made it worse. Just not a good day.
Lesson learned! While I would like to experiment with different fruits and vegetables, until I get a high power blender, I am keeping it simple. What hurt most is the wasted ingredients but I really couldn't get them down.
Fortunately I had a short day at work so I was able to get by on two Naked Green Machine juices. When I got home, I kept it simple with this tasty treat:
|Three fresh bananas, one head red leaf lettuce and some frozen mixed berries|
My main challenge is learning how to overcome the habit I've developed of eating whatever I what whenever I want. I have not been hungry while feasting on the green smoothies but I have had serious cravings. I reach for a smoothie during those times but for the remaining days of this fast, I want to work through the cravings and work on self-restraint. It's okay not to have three giant macadamia nut and white chocolate cookies in a day. It's even okay not to have one!
The end goal is to eat a high raw diet. My body functions the best when I'm in that zone and the weight comes off consistently. It's just where I need to be!
What's on your plate this weekend?
- Kareen, RD