Though I absolutely adore working from the comfort of my own home, there are certain things that have become slightly problematic. With nobody here to pass judgement, I’ve acquired a few bad eating habits that I’m finding difficult to break. Things like this cookie-recipe-for-one (the number of times it has been used will not be discussed) or boxed mac and cheese for lunch. Feeling lothargic and sluggish lately as a result, I knew that things needed to change.
I’ve since resorted to not keeping chocolate chips or mac and cheese in the house, and instead stocking the fridge full of fruits and veggies. And whenever a sweet craving hits, I bust out the blender and whip up a smoothie. It’s not EXACTLY a fresh chocolate chip cookie, but I’m definitely noticing a huge difference when it comes to both my waistline and my state of mind.
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1/4 cup coconut water
1/4 cup vanilla greek yogurt
5-6 strawberries, hulled
1/3 cup blueberries
1/4 cup spinach (I PROMISE you can’t taste it)
2 tbsp. chia seeds (which you also can’t taste!)
1 tbsp. maple syrup (only necessary if your berries aren’t particularly sweet. Strawberries are ridiculous right now so you don’t need this step)
1. Add all of your ingredients to a blender.
2. Blend until smooth.
Note: I don’t typically measure when I make it – often tossing stuff in at will. So these measurements are just approximate! If your smoothie is too thick, add more coconut water. If it’s not sweet enough for you, add more maple syrup… Don’t be afraid to play around with it is basically what I’m getting at.
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