I’ve been burned out and feeling defeated lately but I’m trying to make a real effort to find a happy place again. Generally, I am a happy-go-lucky kind of gal and never really find myself in a depressed frame of mind — until recently. Bouncing from doctor to doctor and from one specialty to another, a girl can get worn down.
But, I won’t let this be the end of SR and I won’t let it be the end of my aspirations and life wishes. I bought a new cookbook: The Acid Reflux Solution and I am attempting to combine the information within this book and my own personal research and knowledge and continue blogging about food that I love to eat. My last post was a tad depressing, and for that I am sorry but sometimes a girl has the right to cry a little and feel exhausted. I’m allowing myself that. That’s all. No more complaining and asking “why me?”
I’ve read a lot of things on the internet lately. Some of it is scary. My friends and family are starting to call me a cyberchondriac, which is apparently the new technology driven term for a hypochondriac so I’m trying to stop googling every little symptom. Joe has, on occasion, taken my phone away from me when he noticed I was googling some crazy new symptom that my mind has more than likely imagined.
I’m trying to look on the plus side of things and this smoothie is definitely on the positive end of the spectrum. Give it a shot and get some veggies in your body. Another glass-half-full aspect is that I’ve lost about 10lbs from this whole ordeal. That brings me to a total of 23lbs lost. Hooray?!
Green Smoothie: Celery, Spinach and Kale
Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 0 min
Total Time: 10 min
In this recipe, I used two machines: a juicer and a blender. I'm sure you could get away with a really high powered blender and just blend all of the ingredients together but I like my smoothies as smooth as possible and chunks of green stuff just doesn't do it for me. I always juice the greens and blend the juice with fruit and whatever else I feel like adding. Use whichever method you prefer. As a reference, one cup of greens is generally a large handful.
2 cups spinach
1 cup kale
2 celery stalks
1/2 cup mango chunks
1/2 cup peach slices
3/4 cup coconut milk
Juice the spinach, kale and celery stalks. If you aren't using a juicer, blend in a high powered blender until very small pieces are left.
Add the mango chunks, peach slices and banana. Add the coconut milk and blend until smooth. Pour into two glasses and drink your greens!