February 20, 2011

The Vegan Diet: Day 26. Raw smoothies without the green.

My favorite foods:  Mom's three homemade chocolate chip cookies.  I also enjoyed my quinoa with steamed veggies, and a fresh berry and banana smoothie.

I decided not to put fresh spinach in my fruit smoothies.  I'd prefer to save the virgin taste of the fruit and just eat the spinach in a few handfuls on its own.  I tried adding the spirulina - Abut 1/2 tsp.  It overpowered the flavor of the entire smoothie!  I was disappointed.  Isn't there an easier way to eat healthy? 

I stopped taking my multivitamins because they made me gag.  I purchased adult gummy vitamins so I can easily down my vitamins. (They include B12!)   Whatever it takes.  I still down my O3 fish oil (eneric coated) every day because I know my body needs it.

Off-diet:  Mom's cookies.  Leftover biscuits 'n gravy.  Cheese on some garlic pizza.  (Was there chicken on that pizza?  Sometimes I forget I'm consuming meat.  It's so automatic!)  I'm too tired to recall if there was anything else.

1 comment:

  1. 1/2 tsp of spirulina is A LOT to try and drink in a smoothie! That stuff is potent!

    You'll get the hang of this, Rose! You've already changed so much in just a few weeks, it seems. If you are going all vegan, I would suggest a lot more nuts, seeds and legumes, on a daily basis. Quinoa has excellent protein, but you need other sources! Have you tried lentils? Or pairing lentils and rice?

    I'm loving reading your journey into healthy eating--it's so fresh and unassuming, and even though you are stumbling here and there, you seem to be learning so much, and I appreciate that. :)