Anyone feel like they need a makeover. I do. I think its this end of winter feeling. The sun is shining right now, I like that. But it is cold in this little cottage by the sheep. The wind is howling through the chimney, and the dogs are snoring. In between going outside in the mud of course. I think they have 4 sponges for paws. Oh, well all will be ok. These months seem to be going by quickly. And March is starting out like the rhyme, in like a lion... hopefully it will be out like a lamb.
Here we are thinking healthy thoughts. Helps look forward to summer. It is the season of Lent, which always brings positive changes to our house. Although I will admit it takes us a couple of weeks to get into the swing of it. We are trying to have a wireless night, meaning, no computers, ipads, phones, ds' etc... so far its happening for a couple of hours here and there. So thats ok, its hard now a days to have an evening completely free like that, homework is done on the computer now, and not for just research, some is just emailed to the teacher directly. But a little bit here and there is a good try.
Healthy eating always comes into play during Lent. We have meatless meals a couple times of the week. To be honest we do that all year round anyway. So to encourage healthy eating, and have a little something different, I bought one of these.
Smoothie on the move
How often do you just forget those vouchers they give you at the checkout? I'm always forgetting to use them, so this time I made use of it on this. It comes with a cup that you fill with your smoothie ingredients, you screw on the lid, that has the blades, turn it upside down and put it in the base. It makes enough for one. You can then take off the blade top, and it comes with another top, for you to then take it away with you, or pop in the fridge for later. My only niggle is that there is not an on/off button, so it comes on the minute you plug it in, so leave the switch off at the plug till you ready to blend.
I used frozen fruit ( cranberries, raspberries, strawberries) granola, plain low-fat yogurt and honey. You only need a little bit of everything too.
Another one we made had blueberries instead of cranberries.
A booklet comes with it with 3 recipies to try. I am thinking of just looking at the innocent smoothies for ideas, I'm sure they don't mind sharing. Hope your all having a good week.