Christian and I enjoy cooking, but up until we were married, I was fairly timid in the things I ate or the new foods I'd try. While I still avoid ketchup, mustard, and mushrooms, I'm converted to tomatoes, onions, garlic, red meat sometimes, Indian food, and I'll try just about anything (When we lived near D.C., we went with Christian's sister to an Ethiopian restaurant, which was pretty tasty). Just to show how far I've come, here's my new adventurous breakfast food:The green smoothie.
Here's the deal. I've heard a lot of about these on various blogs and from friends, but I'm not a veggie fan and I'm certainly not a health nut. But--I do like to try new things and I'm trying to add healthier habits into my own and my kids' diets. So this appealed to me. And miracle of miracle, I actually like it. Even more miraculous, my kids do, too. If they didn't, I may not have made it again so soon after the first try. Rachel and Aaron are the most resistant to eating veggies, but they're the ones who like it the most.
Here's what I do. I fill the blender with baby spinach, add a few splashes (an exact measurement) of OJ, and a banana. I think the banana is an original twist, or maybe not, but I find that it improves the texture. Oh, and in the picture I put some fresh peach in, but it isn't necessary. Blend and drink.Some people swear this takes away their cravings for sweet foods, but I can't say I've experienced it yet. I will say that it helps me feel like I've started the day off right and that helps me stay on track later on. We usually do a green smoothie 3-ish days a week, for the past two weeks. Give it a try and tell me what you think! Or if you are one of the friends who told me I should try it, go ahead and tell me you told me so.