My morning didn’t start too fantastically today, when I was ticked off by C’s library teacher while volunteering at school today, for not paying enough attention to the computer screen as I was checking books in and out. It’s true – I was far more interested in engaging with the kids in C’s class than I was with the fact that the computer was a little buggy this morning and wasn’t doing what it was supposed to be, and she had made the point that I should double-check everything, but it’s just a bit hard to take 2nd grade library so seriously. I left realizing that if I have a hard time listening and following the rules, then my kids don’t really stand a chance in hell.
After a dog walk and a trip to the grocery store to load up on a tom of fruit and veg to fuel my smoothie making this week, I decided that a yoga class was much needed to instill a bit of focus into my day. When I got ticked off – again – by some crazy woman for the way I had parked in the car park (did yoga have absolutely no calming effect on her?), I decided that it was time to retreat into the cocoon of my kitchen and make my first green smoothie breakthrough.
I could hardly believe that I made it happen and was even more surprised at how good it tasted. I used Ali’s spring green smoothie recipe that was linked to for day 3 of D-tox January yesterday. Once I’d added my greens (spinach, mustard, collard and turnip) I counted up 9 fruits and vegetables in my glass. Right on target for my daily quota and that didn’t include the salad I had for dinner. Phew. I was a little aprehensive as to the power of my blender, as I don’t have the super-duper vitamix that everyone is raving about, but my little blender did just fine. It felt great to be feeding my body so many nutrients. It felt even better to have C say that he liked the smoothie when he came home in the afternoon to the small glass that I’d saved for him to try.
T wasn’t quite as enthusiastic. I suspect that he will get more exited about Diane of The W.H.O.L.E. Gang’s cherry smoothie recipe that she has posted today for day 4 of D-tox January. Diane has written a great post on how to go with the flow of smoothie making and how to adapt a smoothie to fit every taste. She has some great tips on how to hide greens in a fruit smoothie and her recipe includes cabbage – believe it or not. Pretty cool. Check out her post by clicking here. Thank you Diane! I’m looking forward to trying this recipe and seeing whether red goes down better with little T than green.