Posts Tagged ‘surgery’

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.

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 ~

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I am…

October 10, 2011

Looking down.

…the worst blogger ever.

I can’t believe it’s been almost a year since I’ve shared my healthy eats with you! Can you ever forgive me? Is anyone still out there?

It has been a crazy, hectic year for me full of delicious healthy (mostly raw) food. I can’t wait to share everything with you. Soon! I promise.

Now, I’m less than a week away from major jaw surgery. So not looking forward to it. But, I’m excited to get tons of use from my VitaMix since I’ll be on an all liquid/soft foods diet for at least six weeks. Fun, right? No worries! I’ll be experimenting with lots of soups and smoothies. Any ideas?

What’s your favorite pureed soup, smoothie or juice recipe?

It’s good to be back. Happy Monday!