Sunday, May 9, 2010

When Life Gives You Lemons...

Trying new things and adding variety to your diet is key.  I admit, I'm still highly dependent on my morning GoLean oatmeal and protein powder, but I tried something new today.  Well, new with a twist if you will. 

My mornings during the week are very habitual, alarm at 4:30 a.m., snooze several times, rise by 5:00ish.  Regardless of what time I finally exit the bed, my workout has to be complete by 6:30 a.m.  Then shower, make-up, hair, dress, juice, waffle, prompt Jackson to get his water, prompt Jackson to brush teeth, grab my lunch from fridge, prompt Jackson to put his shoes on, good-byes, out door by 7:35 a.m.  Spilled peanut butter on my shirt and I'm screwed.  That is why Sunday evening are spent ironing my clothes for the week and weeknights are used for packing my mid-morning meal, lunch and mid-afternoon meal.

Weekends offer a little more leeway and latitude for exploration.  We did our workout a little later today and thus interrupted my normal meal routine.  I was too late for meal two and too early for meal three.  So I pulled a combo! I really wanted my juice but I also was craving that delectable berry smoothie. 

I made the juice.  A combination of kale, apple, lemon and carrots.  I call it a ROGR.  Rhonda's Original Green Recipe.
I then used this drink as the base for my smoothie.  I added frozen berries, stevia and protein powder.

I blended this together and had quite possibly the best mid-morning meal I've ever had.  I don't necessarily have time for this everyday, but it does offer a highly competitive alternative to oatmeal and gives me a bundle of fruit and veggie servings.

If I had to adjust the drink, I would not add the full lemon.  When I drink the juice alone, I need that full lemon for the extra zest I need in my day!  So when life hands you lemons, cut it half and make a ROGR-Berry Smoothie.   After all, it's what you make of it!

INSANITY UPDATE:  Today was Pure Cardio.  Nice wake up call.  Happy Mother's Day to me!

1 comment:

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Looks ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS!! Thanks for sharing :)

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