My Perfect Health Diet + no-dairy month went pretty well: as of May 1 I was down 4 pounds and feeling good. Four pounds is not so impressive, perhaps, until you take into account the fact that I cheat. I cheat a lot. Even if you discount the two
bowls boxes of mac and cheese I ate (made them for the girls, who hardly touched them), and that bag of chocolate truffles Pat and I (mainly I) devoured in one day. (After all, dark chocolate is good for you, even according to the PHD.)
Even discounting those instances as complete aberrations explainable only by hypothesizing that an alien was inhabiting my body . . . even then: I cheat a lot.
And then this past weekend on our mini-getaway, I threw dietary restrictions to the wind, entirely.
Aaaaaand as of today I’m back up four pounds. (Four pounds in five days? That must be water weight, right?)
But I’m trying to make this not all about my dieting woes (ha! too late!), so hows’ about a healthy recipe?
I’ve been drinking a lot of almond milk smoothies lately, often for dinner. (We eat our main meal at lunch.) It’s hardly a groundbreaking recipe, but I’m happy with it: no added sugar, quick, yummy, nutritious.
This week I have no oven (until I clean it), no stove (long story), and no menu plan, so I’ll be making a lot of these. Let me know if you try it!
Almond Milk Smoothie (no dairy, no added sugar)
- 1/2 c. unsweetened, vanilla almond milk
- 1/2 c. frozen fruit (I like cherries or blueberries)
- 1 ripe banana
- 1 T. almond butter
- Small dash of salt (careful!)
- A few drops of vanilla
You could add some spinach leaves if you’re feeling especially virtuous. I haven’t tried it yet.
Have a good week! I’m off to clean the oven, maybe.