Well, I have a new obsession and it is healthy! Green Smoothies. The basic recipe is, 3 BIG handfuls of spinach, one banana, blueberries, flax seed, orange juice ( I use reduced calorie), little bit of honey and ice. I don't like bananas but in this smoothie it isn't very noticeable and gives it some creaminess.
OK, I had such a hard time making this, it was in the blender forever and the spinach and ice were not mixing well. After a nice conversation with a Cuisinart rep, who was very interested in smoothies as well, I think I have a winning recipe. Put the juice and spinach in first, then I toss the banana in sections and the blueberries and flax seed. Next comes the ice piece by piece and I use the hole in the lid and then finish with honey. It is very thick and yummy and has all your servings of fruits and veggies (5) if you use enough spinach. So, it is a nice way to start your morning or finish off the day with something light. Try it, you'll thank me.
I am still a vegetarian and working out on most of my days off. I have also started to use weights again and doing ab work, which I hate. So, far my weight hasn't changed yet but all my clothes are fighting better. Would love any encouragement.