Posts Tagged ‘diet’

I’m baaaack!

January 31, 2012

Well, hello there. I’m finally back to feeling like myself again after my jaw surgery… mostly. It’s been a hard emotional journey. I wasn’t prepared for that. All of life is a journey, right? This is part of my journey.

Ok, enough chit chat. Try this!

The Purple One.

Makes one large (2 cup) or two small (1 cup) servings.

8 oz. unsweetened almond milk (Almond Breeze or freshly made)
3 oz. frozen strawberries
2 oz. frozen wild blueberries (Trader Joe’s, delicious!)
1/4 cup rolled oats
3 T unsweetened shredded coconut
3 Medjool dates, pitted (4 if your dates are small)
tiny pinch of salt (optional)

Process until very smooth.

Full serving is around 450 calories.
Half serving is around 225 calories.

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I survived on a liquid/soft diet for a long time. This is my favorite smoothie from the recovery. It’s high in calories, but it’s packed with fiber and lots of good stuff. Don’t be afraid of “healthy” calories!

Watching your weight? Share with someone you really love. I was having a hard time keeping my weight up during recovery so I didn’t share mine! (wink)

Hope you enjoy this delicious smoothie as much as I do! I just can’t get over how gorgeous the color is. So lovely.

xoxo ~ whitney ~


This is my journey…

June 23, 2009

Grand Canyon 4

I love food. I love the endless possibilities available. I have found over the years that my body doesn’t like when I eat highly processed, dairy heavy, meat heavy, wheat heavy items. Whether or not I have food allergies or sensitivities is technically unproven, however I know that I feel best when I eat healthy, clean and fresh. This is my journey going from the normal American diet to a more earth-friendly and body-friendly mostly plant-based lifestyle.

My number one reason for trying to make this life change is health. Above all, that is my first priority. Beyond that, I’m still exploring other reasons I feel drawn to this lifestyle. We will see as I research and explore the world of vegetarianism. I’ve already cut out red meat and pork. I’m quickly moving towards cutting out poultry and fish as well. Milk and cheese is going to be the hardest thing for me to give up. I really enjoy a nice cheese. I’m in no rush necessarily to jump into a completely vegan diet, but this is a process that I will work through within myself. Only you can know your own body, right? Right.

And, along the way, my poor husband will be thrown into this world as well. For that, my dear, I apologize ahead of time! (xoxo)

Please feel free to offer advice, suggestions, links to other blogs, etc… I would much appreciate it!

***Edit: I realized labeling myself a Vegetarian just isn’t for me. I enjoy good food too much to limit the possibilities. I do however remain passionate about choosing my animal products from sources that are humane in their treatment and process. I’m not a huge animal eater, but I’m also not opposed to it when the urge comes to my body. It’s a journey… with constant twists and turns.***