Hello all! The last time I updated you on my clean eating, I was having a few obstacles I was trying to overcome, and I wanted to give you a brief update on how everything’s going:
• Going out: Clean eating sure can be a struggle while going out. I mentioned in yesterday’s blog post that I attended my cousin’s wedding shower last weekend. This time of year is always crazy busy for me, but now, it’s gotten even busier – I have something going on every agile weekend until July. For the most part, I’ve been able to make healthy choices, but when someone puts a piece of cake in front of me (today, last weekend, and next weekend, we’re celebrating Easter dinner a week early because we’ll be in South Carolina for the holiday), I just can’t say no!
• The coffee dilemma: I think you all know that I LOVE my coffee. Well, I’ve been really trying to avoid putting sugar or weird creamer in my coffee, but I love my International Delight Almond Joy creamer a little to much to to give it up completely. Up until now, I was trying to use skim milk, almond or vanilla extract, and stevia to make my coffee experience more enjoyable. And since I can’t have cream (high cholesterol), I have moved back to enjoying my International Delight creamer.
• Swedish fish: My husband bought me these little guys the other night and I couldn’t help but devour them. What can I say, I don’t have the best willpower.
I understood when I decided to try clean eating that it would be difficult, but I don’t regret any of the foods that I’ve eaten. For the most part, I’m trying to stick to this lifestyle, and I do feel so much better because of it! Luckily, because JP is trying to eat healthy, too, it’s not as difficult as it would normally be.
Also, I mentioned in yesterday’s post that I made up my own smoothie recipe. If you love coconut and you like strawberries, you’ll LOVE this:
Lis’ Strawberry Coconut Super-food Smoothie
1/2 cup lite coconut milk (I used Thai Kitchen
1/2 cup 0% fat Greek yogurt (I used Chobani)
1/2 cup chopped strawberries, fresh
2 tablespoons chia seeds
1 tablespoon sweetened coconut flakes
3 stevia packets, to taste
10 ice cubes
A splash of water to help break down ice cubes
Put everything in the blender, and blend. Enjoy!
You can also substitute other ingredients (I want to try substituting the banana with watermelon and/or pineapple in the near future). Also, if you’re on a Paleo diet, just substitute the Greek yogurt with more coconut milk. There are so many different ways you can make this recipe!
Adding coconut and watermelon to the smoothie sounds good! I’ve never tried them in a smoothie before and I like to try new smoothie combos.
I don’t do the whole clean eating thing, but I am GF and the hardest time for me is going out. Not so bad at home, but out and about it is tricky.
OMG I am definitely trying that smoothie! I’m a coffee lover too…..I could never sacrifice my java. 😉
Mmm, watermelon in a smoothie does sound delicious! My aunt tells me she puts grapes in her smoothies and I keep meaning to try it but forgetting.
I’ve never even thought of putting grapes in a smoothie, I’m going to have to try that!
Ooo I’ve never added coconut to my smoothies but I loooooove coconut! I like avocado in smoothies and an avocado pineapple coconut smoothie is sounding really good to me right now…
Mmm, I also love using avocado in smoothies. It helps thicken them up!
I love coconut but it’s one of those things that I forget about unless it’s right in front of me, so I don’t eat/use it very often. Super excited to try this recipe! 🙂