I read lots of food blogs. SHOCKER, I know. During my reading I often find that food bloggers write about what they eat throughout the day. Or at least some of their weekly meals. I like to read those posts because I feel like they give some a little more insight into who they are. Because you are what you eat, right?
Routine = my friend. I like to eat almost the same thing every morning. A smoothie. Even in the winter. If not a smoothie, then some homemade yogurt (because that is my new obsession) with a ton of fruit. To some people that may not seem like a lot of food. Only until this last year or so have I realized that a smoothie or a large bowl of yogurt and fruit IS enough for me for breakfast. My metabolism has slowed down thanks to my thyroid. And my body has adjusted to its routine. Every morning my body craves yogurt and fruit. And if I feed it something else, I just don’t feel as good.
Just in case any of you have ever wondered what I actually eat for breakfast, here it is, my smoothie:
1/2 cup plain non fat yogurt (or greek yogurt)
1/2 cup juice (I like some sort of berry juice)
1/2 a banana
1 cup berries (I change it up between strawberries and raspberries, blueberries get stuck in my teeth and that makes for a fantastic greeting when I first walk into work)
1 scoop fiber powder
handful of ice cubes (If you use too many ice cubes, add a little extra juice)
Add the ingredients into the blender in the order I listed them. Turn it on, and watch breakfast come together, just like that!
I put mine in a cup with a lid and a straw and drink it on my way to work.
Why this one when there are SOOOO many out there? A few years ago I went on the Maker’s Diet. And this is the brand of products they sell (you can buy it at Henry’s and Sprouts). I LOVED the ‘diet.’ I hold the word diet loosely because really it was a lifestyle change, for the better. Eliminating processed foods and focusing on whole natural foods (yes, it includes meat). It really did change my life and I am so thankful for that.
Obviously I do eat processed food. However, I try to eat as little of it as possible. Over the past year or so I have experimented making homemade ice cream, bread, yogurt, and tonight I am going to make my own cheese. It feels great knowing that I am feeding my body nutrients that give it life, not death. I also drink over 100 ounces of water a day. I had my first massage last week and the lady commented about how my body was pretty well stretched and that my stretching regimen must be working. I said, “oh, that’s great because I don’t stretch, ever.” Well, in truth, I might stretch for about 3 minutes after a 12 mile run, but that’s about it. So a healthy diet and lots of water will even help keep your body flexible without stretching, good to know.
Okay, that’s it for today. I am currently munching on carrots and about to go grab some office coffee. Oh, 1 processed food that totally has me suckered in: International Delight coffee creamer (Just plain vanilla, or sometimes a seasonal flavor). NOT CoffeeMate b/c that has partially hydrogenated oil. But International Delight DOESN”T. How great is that? WONDERFUL!