I have been talking about being sedentary and the health risks associated with it. I’ve been doing better in getting more active during the work day, but I still find at crunch time that I’m sitting longer than I should. My new office is still a few weeks out, so it will be some time before I know how much the standing desk helps. But I will report back.
I have also found that just about any exercise works, including keeping weights around just to shake up my routine. And I have to say, I’ve shaved off a few pounds with this new plan, so an added benefit.
But today I want to talk about meals. I have been making pureed vegetable soup from Rebecca J. Clark’s newsletter author of The Checklist Diet (check out my earlier blog for the recipe passionate about diet and exercise blog).
Now that summer is almost here, I’m searching for a new way to get my veggies in, and I’m investigating smoothies.
I went hunting for some new and exciting recipes and here is what I chose:
Since I had all the ingredients for the green piña colada smoothie I decided to give it a try. I found a couple of challenges, mostly trying to make a smaller recipe. Once I got the fluid content down it was easy. I followed the recipe exactly and found I needed it a little sweeter for my taste, so I added a quarter of a banana and really liked it.
This week I will experiment with some of the other recipes and report back. Since spinach is an easy vegetable for me to eat, I want to explore some of the other vegetables and see what I can come up with.
Do you have a favorite vegetable smoothie? Please share.