This is a delicious high anti-oxident smoothie! I used only red fruits and berries, and it came out great.
Red apple slices
Blend, swirl and drink!
I’m still really excited about adding vegetables to my smoothies, and the cucumber this morning was a great addition!
I could barely taste the light and crisp flavors of the 1/2 cucumber I put in.
Adding a vegetable to every smoothie this week has made them so much more gratifying to drink!
Today’s morning smoothie ingredients:
Peach nectar juice
Delicous and refreshing on this hot San Diego day!
food binging is common among people beginning their Fitspirational Journeys.
A lot of people try to change their diets all at once, and go from eating chips, soda and suge- to full on fruits and vegetables in one day.
A few days of a 360 change in diet will most likely cause mental meltdowns and a sudden craving for your old eating habits.
Here’s some awesome ideas of what to do if you do find yourself food binging:
I hope this helps, I wish you the very best. Remember, it’s NOT that big of a deal, and tomorrow is a brand new day 🙂
Xox Brittany ❤
This delicious Pear White Balsamic Vinegarette was recommended to me by my friend Melissa! She made a kick-butt summer pear salad for our church potluck.
My mouth is still watering just thinking about it! It was so delicious, that everyone ate it before I could get my phone out to snap a picture!
Anyway, Melissa found this fruity-gem at Sprouts (which is a local San Diego food store.)
I definitely recommend picking some up!
As I take more and more steps towards learning to cook, I’m discovering new ways to prepare food! Last month, my wonderful Boyfriend Bryan introduced me to the world of mushrooms and I fell in love.
Sautéing and caramelizing the Portabella mushrooms is by far my favorite way to eat them.
These caramelized baby “Bellas” are perfect to add to any sandwich, pizza or pasta dish!
Put them on a pizza, add them to a summer salad, or even add them to a Fettuccini pasta or your favorite panini sandwich. You can get creative with this too, and add some of your favorite spices to the mushrooms before you take them off the heat. I add a bit of pepper.
Eating small healthy snacks between meals is a great way to get your metabolism up!
This half bagel took 2 minutes to throw together, and is the perfect mid-afternoon snack between lunch and dinner.
The sweetness of the all natural raspberry jelly, combined with the fresh blueberries will give you some more much needed energy (since it’s probably already worn off from lunch.)
1/2 FRESH BAGEL
1 tsp jelly
1 tsp cream cheese
1 hand ful of fresh blueberries
After 2 years of searching, I finally found my very own Dragon Fruit!!!
Getting my little hands on this beautiful-pink-exotic fruit has been on my “Food Bucket List” for quite some time now. When I saw a basket full of pink Dragon Fruits at the grocery store, I could hardly believe my eyes. The moment I spotted the dragon fruit, I began to run towards it at full speed (which wasn’t very fast considering I was wearing heels as usual) as I pinched myself along the way to make sure I wasn’t dreaming! My blonde hair flowing in the wind, dodging housewives, kids and grandmas right and left (insert dramatic music here.) In my imagination, I pictured myself fighting off hundreds of housewives to get my hands on one of these… but the other people in the store seemed to care less that there was a Dragon Fruit in their presence. Obviously they didn’t know what they were missing.
Finally, when I got my hands on one of these precious gems, it was if the heavens opened up the grocery store ceiling, and the angels started singing! I grabbed my phone, and asked the nearest housewife to snap a picture of me kissing it, yes right in the middle of the store. I have no shame… and proud of it!
My first instinct was to FILL MY WHOLE SHOPPING CART with Dragon fruits, but after laying eyes on the $5.99 price tag, that instinct flew right out of the hole in the ceiling that the singing angels made.
After texting all my best friends a picture of my juicy pink victory, I went right home and cut it open with my boyfriend.
This is what they look like inside-
Unfortunately, after 2 years of searching… I didn’t like the taste. It tasted like the green part of a watermelon that’s left over after you’ve eaten all the sweet pink parts. Perhaps it hadn’t been ripened yet, but I wasn’t about to spend another $5.99 to find out. Next time, I’m going to try and make a smoothie out of a Dragon Fruit, maybe I’ll like that better.
That concludes my adventures with a Dragon Fruit, now time to find another exotic fruit to add to my Food Bucket List!