I just packed all my snacks that I’ll be bringing with me to Missouri on Friday.
Dang. It’s a big ‘ol bag. I’m definitely over packing like always BUT I know I’ll be putting good use of all the yummy goodies I’m bringing but more on that soon!
My dad and sister are feeling a bit under the weather lately so I’ve been focusing on eating lots of fruits and veggies. Maybe it’s the change of seasons that makes everyone sick?
Either way, I made a delicious smoothie this morning that I had about 2 hours after my pumpkin pie oatmeal. It’s cold, creamy, packed full with vitamins, and thick! Just how I like ‘em ;).
I’m going to try to drink one of these each morning with my breakfast all this week to ward off any colds I could catch at home and while traveling.
I’m also going to pick up some Emergen-C at the store today. I’ve never used it but I hear it works wonders!
I named this smoothie “orange-ya berry happy smoothie” because you should be BERRY (very) happy while drinking this amazing smoothie :mrgreen:. You should also be happy because it’s packed with cold-busting vitamins and minerals that’ll keep you healthy and shining!
Orange-ya Berry Happy Smoothie
- 1 cup orange juice
- 1/4 cup frozen mixed berries
- 1/2 cup frozen pineapple chunks
- 1/2 cup ice
- 1/2 tsp xanthan gum
Directions: Blend all ingredients in a blender until smooth and creamy. Serves 1.
I am now in love with xanthan gum. It made my smoothie so thick and creamy!!!!!! I have been longing to make thick and creamy smoothies for forever and now I finally found a way.
You’re lucky I’m sharing my secret with you all ;).
Mmmmmmm. I gulped this right down!
All natural, full of antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals… you’ll never need another reason to pay for an overpriced smoothie ever again. EVER.
Ok, maybe once in a while but for real! It’s that good.
Continuing on my mission to eat lots of fruits and veggies today I made Angela’s avocados and mustard seeds dip for lunch. I meant to add in some pureed spinach into it but completely forgot. I thought it’d be a nice addition to add some greenery and vitamins.
I can’t get over how good this is with so few ingredients. Simplicity is better.
After making this dip and Angela’s tropical lemon cranberry coconut chia bars (say that five times fast!) my kitchen looked like a bomb went off in it:
It was worse than what this picture is showing you. But the cute little snowman makes washing dishes so much more enjoyable ;).
After 20 minutes of dish washing and a back ache I finally was able to dig into my cooled bars.
These are like crack. SO GOOD. O-M-G.
My self-control went out the window and I almost ate the whole pan.
I froze 12 of them so I can pack them on Friday for my trip and saved 6 to eat in the meantime. Which will probably last me 5 hours.
So far for today’s fruit and veggie count I have consumed:
- oranges, mixed berries, + pineapple (smoothie)
- dried apricots
- a dried mango slice
- an organic red pepper
- organic baby carrots
- 1/2 an avocado
- dried cranberries (from the bars ;). Yes, I’m counting them. Hehe)
Booooooooooya for fruits and veggies.
I also picked up some strawberries and grapes from the store today that are staring at me so I’ll probably eat those later on for dessert ;).
I’m off to do the following *grunt*:
- organize stuff for my trip
- homework (accounting and business)
- gym with my friend and sister
- pick up Emergen-C at the store
- blog stuff
Enjoy your afternoon + evening!