Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Smoothie of the Day (and babble) - August 31, 2010

Simple and sweet - strawberries and banana
I didn't feel like getting too complicated with my smoothie today. I feel like I'm in a rut and I just wanted to get it made and move on. Almond milk, cold banana, fresh and frozen strawberries, frozen spinach, chia seeds, and a splash of agave. It was smooth and delicious, but I probably will need to eat something else later or I'll be starving. My typical mid-morning snack is a 100-calorie roll and two Laughing Cow wedges, yum.

So. The rut. I have an important phone call to make, but I don't want to do it because it will be annoying. I have ponytail holders to make, but I can't really get that done while my husband is working (too noisy). I should take a deep breath and drive to Kroger (I have a lot of issues with driving and when I do drive, it's to a very small list of very, very close places) so I can use my freebie coupons and grab some mayo (how exciting). I have a ton of books to catch up on. Mostly I want to just sit on the couch and stare at the computer and/or TV, which is unhealthy, boring, and unsatisfying.

Motivate me! Comment on this blog post (not on any feeds, please come directly to the blog page or I'll miss it) and give me a pep talk for this Tuesday.


  1. How are the chia seeds working for you? I'm thinking of trying them myself (have problems with flax.)

    Like you, I don't enjoy driving and try to group my errands together to minimize time in the car. Wish I still lived close enough to Decatur Square to walk to Kroger, CVS, etc.

    Maybe a short walk will help give you some pep? The weather is gorgeous today - enjoy it while it lasts. I may take the dog out for a stroll and soak in some vitamin D. :)

  2. I really like the chia seeds - when they're in smoothies, I can't taste them! The gel aspect is a bit squicky still to me, but I may play with that and see how they taste if I put them in at the end and let them gel up.

    I think I will definitely go for a walk today.