Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Clean Eating

Mollie and I did this detox diet for 2 weeks with our friend Christy over at onefunmom.com. 

And now that it is done, I could easily go back to my eating habits from before.  I must admit that I miss french fries.  I miss their crunch, their salt, all the ketchup I cover them in.  The list could go on and on.  This girl loves her french fries.

But I am trying to turn over a new leaf.  And this is going to be one GIANT leaf.

One of the ladies from our detox support group introduced us to the magazine "Clean Eating", and I have found a lot of great recipes in there that I am going to try.

I think this process will take a lot of figuring things out, and my goal is not to use my family as my guinea pigs.  Why should they have to suffer through momma's cooking experiments?

So, we'll see how this goes (and how long it lasts).  I feel so great from being in detox these past two weeks that I don't want to go back (not to say that I will never have french fries again, just not as often as I did before).

This morning I actually drank a protein shake for breakfast.  WHAT!?  Crazy, I know.

In the magazine they had a recipe for banana oatmeal smoothie, and I decided to give it a try.
 It was quite good, I must say, and super easy to make...

1 banana
1 cup skim milk
1/2 cup cooked oatmeal
1 tbsp. vanilla protein powder
1 tbsp. ground flaxseed

Blend together.

I added ice to make mine more smoothie than shake.  Yum!  Hopefully it will last me until my mid-morning apple and almonds snack.  

I am also looking forward to making a couple treats, like

skinny chunky monkey cookies from six sisters stuff
no bake energy bites from smashed peas and carrots

This could be fun.  This could be a lot of work.  Either way, it's going to be an adventure, and I'm up for it!

Happy Tuesday, Everyone!

1 comment:

JLP said...

Head over to http://www.healthfulpursuit.com/

she has amazing stuff!!