(Originally Posted on the Geek Girl Mommie blog)
It’s been awhile since I’ve done a post about this Geek Girl Mommies makeover progress. Honestly it’s been a couple of weeks since my last post. I’ve been so busy trying to find a 9-5 job that posting just went right out the window. But now I’m back and ready to chatter about anything and everything. You poor poor people. You probably thought you’d gotten rid of me didn’t you?
Long ago and far away (okay, so it was only a year ago or so) I decided that it was time to really step up the campaign to get me fit, back on track and back to looking and feeling the way I did when I felt svelte and pretty. There was a couple of reasons for this: 1) I was sick of feeling like a frumpy mass of unsightly jiggle and 2) I didn’t want Little Lass to look back and remember me as a frumpy mass of unsightly jiggle. It’s been a stop and go process and the last month I’ve actually gained weight instead of losing it. My wardrobe project faltered. In other words, I fell off the wagon and watched it turn a corner without bothering to chase it down. Now I’m tracking it all over the country side, following the cryptic clues it’s been leaving at every stop it makes.
I keep reminding myself that I only fail if I never pick back up where I dropped off. On the plus side Flyboy has been passive aggressively supporting me on the journey. I say passively aggressively because what he does is mention he’d like something for dinner or a snack and it reminds me to actually eat healthier and stick of my commitment. One of those things is a Green Smoothie. Initially it was introduced to me on Facebook on a mommie group I was a part of at the time. I admit that I was a little unsure about it at first, it sounded so health foodie. And it is. Really health foodie. But just one a day makes so much of a difference and it’s become something that Flyboy looks forward to before he leaves for work.
What exactly is a Green Smoothie you ask? It’s a smoothie made with spinach and tofu at it’s base. Here is what I use:
1 cup (approx.) of spinach
1 medium banana
1/4 of a block of tofu
1 cup of chocolate almond milk (or soy milk)
That is my starting point, every one of my smoothies starts with those ingredients. To that I mix approximately a cup of whatever fruit we have on hand or in the freezer. Or a tablespoon of peanut butter. The peanut butter is really one I love but Flyboy could do without. If you love peanut butter and banana sandwiches you’ll love this addition. Trust me.
I’ve got this smoothie making process down to an art. It even rivals my mad skills with deviled eggs and I’m finding more and more that it’s a welcome part of our evening. The making of the daily smoothie means that Little Lass is comfortably in bed for the rest of the night, that adult time has started. It pretty much heralds the end of the day for us. It’s a little blessing we look forward to.
Maybe, just maybe it will benefit you too.