Hi friends! Did you have a nice weekend?
I worked on Saturday, and it was my first working weekends since my surgery. I was pretty nervous about it because I really used the weekend before that to rest and recuperate after being on my feet all week. It ended up being kind of rough! Hoping being on my feet will get easier as time goes on. I also feel like I have been doing a lot of complaining around here lately, so I’m sorry about that!
There was a highlight on Saturday, and that was trying Subway’s new Greek sandwich.
Feta cheese + tzatziki sauce? Um, yes please. I ordered the sandwich as it was originally described (tomatoes, cucumber, onions, feta cheese, sauce) except I also added banana peppers. I liked it!
I was on call on Sunday and spent approximately 8 hours in my recliner icing my knee off and on. Very exciting. Other things that happened….
Filed taxes <— THANK YOU, JESUS!
Charlotte peeps- if you are looking for some good Pho, I recommend Pho Real. Love them!
I believe this picture illustrates how rough I’m feeling right now. My hair. My face. Oh my.
So last week, someone commented on one of my posts and asked me how I make my smoothies because they were having a hard time getting them right. I completely understood where this question was coming from because when I first started experimenting with smoothies, they were either:
1.) overpowered by the spinach taste (and therefore gross)
2.) overloaded with carbs to the point where I was drinking a sugar bomb
3.) a thick, clumpy mess
I think I’ve finally gotten then hang of things… I have posted a few recipes here and there but I thought I’d break the basic proportions down for you.
1 C liquid: I usually go with cow’s milk, which has more protein than other types of milk + lots of other goodness (like calcium and potassium). If I want a lighter smoothie then I will sometimes use good ole’ water.
1/2 C sweet frozen fruit: my go-to is a banana, sliced and frozen. My trick is actually to slice and freeze bananas when they’re getting really ripe so I don’t have to toss them. Dates is another sweet fruit you could use, although you could probably just use 1 date and be good.
Handful of greens: You can go fresh or frozen here. I like to use 1/2 C frozen spinach because it’s usually what I have on hand. If I have fresh spinach then I will use that, but will probably use more like 1 Cup
1/2 C other fruit: this is where I toss in whatever else is in my fridge. My favorite is either blueberries or pears.
The key for me is that if I’m using frozen bananas then my second fruit will be fresh. It makes the smoothie too icy and thick for me to have all frozen produce. Also, notice that I don’t use ice cubes since I’m using frozen produce. And lastly, I blend the hell out of my smoothies until they are nice and smooth
Here are some of my other smoothie posts:
Have a great week!
Do you like to make smoothies? If so, what’s your favorite recipe?
What did you do this weekend?