Still raining in Nashville. It’s days like this when I really miss Colorado. Not to be a downer, but I NEED sunshine in my life, and the sun shines almost constantly in my beloved western state. Here? Not so much, but that’s okay as Nashville does have a beautiful Fall.
Anyway, I did get in a walk this morning with a friend in between downpours, and then I came home and to a 20 minute hip-opening flow from YogaDownload. Love me some Pigeon Pose in the AM! I then made a smoothie. I love smoothies, but they make me cold. So, during the cooler months, I usually use hot water. A warm smoothie? I know, sounds kind of weird, but it works for me…and apparently for Deb, aka Smoothie Girl as well.
My smoothie of choice this week:
- Hot water
- Frozen cherries (Trader Joe’s brand = my fav.)
- 1.5 scoops Jay Robb rice protein
- 2 TBSP chia seeds soaked in the hot water for 10 minutes
- 1 TBSP Udo’s oil
As many smoothie recipes as I’ve tried, I realize they are never going to satiate me unless I add some fat and protein, just like my oats. I also use a a lot of water, usually 2 or 3 cups. I’m full now…and cold. Must have been the frozen cherries.
Does anyone else out there have a funky film on the inside of their blender? My Vita-Mix is all cloudy – I blame the rice protein powder. I’ve tried everything to clean it, even an SOS pad. Please advise.
Look what’s back in my life…
I broke down and went back to my local Asian Market after several bad kabocha experiences last Spring. Their latest shipment looked decent, and I bought 3 squashes. When I got home, I ate 1/2 of a huge one, steamed and served plain. Gosh, I’ve missed this stuff!
Stay tuned for an all raw ice-cream recipe tomorrow as well as a new and VERY EXCITING product. Until then, stay warm my friends.