Well part of my New Years resolutions was to make some dietary changes (if not to be more punctual.) My last check up revealed slightly high blood pressure and a weight level that I was not pleased with. The doctors of course always want to put you on the newest and greatest drug, and while I am not a CHristian Scientist I have been paying attention these past years. There will be the new miracle drug Fradjalyn out, prescribed for everything from high blood pressure to hair loss and two years later Jacoby and Ambulancechaser will be running ads asking if you took the stuff and offering cash and prizes if you had amputations or died.
So I decided to finally take the bull by the bok choy and make some changes.
I had been making smoothies on and off for a while since I got on sale one of those blenders that wil mix a Buick into a frothy treat. So in the AM I have been throwing all those dreaded green things (like bok choy, kale, green beans and celery) into beets, frozen fruit, ginger juice, flax and fresh garlic. (yes, garlic.) I have also made a point to actually cook my dinner at home and have at least two separate vegetables in there, and no I don’t count potatoes.
I am surprising myself by actually enjoying the smoothie. The more raspy ingredients are easily smoothed out by the cooler ones, and I am learning something I forgot: I am a darned good cook. I stopped doing it years ago because it seemed like too much of a pain to do it for one; it was easier to pop something in the microwave. But if I make it myself it has less crap chemicals in it and having cooked it I find myself eating less of it; the act of cooking is (almost) satiation enough.
Now I just have to convince myself that a celery smoothie before bed is so much better than a piece of chocolate. I’ll let you know how that works out..
So have you kept up with your resolutions? Let’s talk in the comments. Image: Internets.