Good Monday morning!
I am trying to prepare myself mentally for a busy and stressful work week ahead. I have 2 presentations, 3 meetings, and a bunch of projects due. It is going to be a challenge getting through it without having my exercise release like I usually do.
I am still feeling better injury wise each day. I am hoping to speak with the Sports Medicine Doctor today about my X-ray. I know they were only supposed to call me if something was wrong, but I would still like to go over the results with her. I also would like to ask again if my Bone Scan Appointment has been confirmed.
For breakfast, I made a modified version of Kris Karr’s Nectar of the Goddess drink.
Kris swears by this drink and has it every single morning. I wasn’t able to find a couple of the ingredients on her list (sweat pea sprouts and organic celery), so I made a modified version. She also doesn’t list how much of each ingredient to use, so I had to guess. I felt like a raw food chef or something in the kitchen! muhahaha. Eric was a bit freaked out when he saw what was going into my Goddess drink….
Here was my fabulous spread, before going into the blender.
- 2 peeled cucumbers
- 2 large leafs of Kale
- 1 large broccoli stem
I also added 1 medium banana:
After blending on the ‘liquify‘ setting for a couple mins. on my Kitchen Aid blender:
The One-eyed Green Monster as Eric refers to it:
Eric could not fathom what I was about to put in my mouth.
I said, “Oh God you are being so dramatic. It’s fine. It’s fiiiine.”
As my hands shook, I brought the glass up to my lips. Quivering, I took a careful sip.
I cursed under my breath.
I admit, this will need some work!
In retrospect, I think I added way too much Kale.
It was my first time eating it raw, so I probably shouldn’t have used such a heavy hand when I made my first Goddess drink. Next time, I will probably add just 1 large leaf instead of 2.
I am determined to make this drink a bit tastier (ok, a lot more tastier!) without compromising the healthy ingredients in it. Even though it didn’t taste that great, I felt awesome drinking such a GREEN and healthy drink. I kept thinking how happy the insides of my body must have been when it saw this coming down the tubes. LOL.
This recipe made two- 1 1/2 cup servings.
Facts about Kale:
- It is in season mid-winter to Spring, when it has a sweeter taste
- It has the most nutritional value for the fewest calories of almost any other food (1 cup = 36 kcals)
- It has been shown to fight and prevent cancer
- In the words of WH, “It induces colon cancer cells to commit suicide” lol
- It increases enzymes involved in detoxification of our cells
- Protects lung health
- Boosts your immunity
- Great calcium boost (10% of RDA for just 1 cup)
- High in fibre
Obtained from: Worlds Healthiest Foods
I will be experimenting all week with this drink! Stay tuned. :)
See you this afternoon for Kristi’s Get My Body Back Challenge update!!!
The future is not a result of choices among alternative paths offered by the present, but a place that is created–created first in the mind and will, created next in activity. The future is not some place we are going to, but one we are creating. The paths are not to be found, but made, and the activity of making them, changes both the maker and the destination.
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