Were you wondering why I stopped blogging? I apologize for just leaving with no explanation. It was because of one of those unexpected life changing events that knock you for a loop. One of those things that makes you have to go away by yourself for awhile to figure out. You know, the ones that cause you to make the changes that have been rattling around in the back of your head for way too long, but change is hard and it’s easier to think about it tomorrow.
So, the love of my life, the Accidental Cowboy is working through some serious health issues. We are still figuring things out. I’m not going to go into great detail because he is a private person but, some things gotta change! Like not ignoring what your body is telling you, like eating healthier and getting enough consistent rest and exercise. And, having good medical professionals, and insurance just in case. That darn check up once a year. Yup, it really is a good idea, nip things in the bud, ya know?
So, we are making changes. Now, the love of my life loves his processed, sweets and his meat and potatoes. It turns out though, that there is a reason that empty calories are such a trap. And, most importantly changes can be made that lead out of that trap. If you feed your body what it needs nutritionally, guess what, you don’t want as many calories. It’s true, I promise.
Let’s start with breakfast. Now, there is nobody on earth that is less of a fan of fruit than the Accidental Cowboy. Not even a fan of apple pie unless of course it’s drowning in ice cream and cool whip. However, we now have a fruit smoothie every morning for breakfast. We both miss it if we don’t have it. It is delicious. It’s a culinary miracle.
All you do is whip this baby up in the blender. 216 Calories, 21 % of your daily fibre, 14% of your iron and 68% of your vitamin C. That along with a dash of calcium, vitamin A and folate.
The Accidental Cowboy Smoothie
This breakfast smoothie will convert even the most resistant fruit eater.
- 2 large strawberries frozen
- 1/4 cup blueberries frozen
- 1 medium banana fresh or frozen
- 1/4 cup pineapple chunks canned in natrual juice
- 1/4 cup cranberry juice cocktail
- 1/4 cup water
Place all ingredients in a blender. Pulse to break up frozen fruit then blend until smooth.
As the weather warms up, we have been having one of these in the afternoon. It is just as good as a big scoop of ice cream. I’d love to hear from you if you get a chance to try this.
Also, I hope you will bear with me as I get back in the blogging saddle so to speak. I gotta tell you, getting this post published was harder than hitting that publish button for the very first time. But, one has to start (or in my case, start back somewhere) and mighty done is often better than mighty good. Right?