Worked out yesterday. I was going to try out the “Zombies, Run” app on the treadmill, but only one treadmill was working and there was someone on it, so I did the elliptical instead. It was fun! I stopped after 25 minutes or so, but I am strongly considering doing it again today.
I’ll need to upload the pictures to photobucket before I can post them here, but I’ve been a very busy lady in the kitchen. I’m on a big smoothie kick. I just don’t eat breakfast, so I think if I start making smoothies it’ll be great. A simple, relatively easy to make, drink on the go breakfast.
First: I bought a big container of plain yogurt. Then I took my mini muffin tin and filled it up with yogurt, popping it in the freezer. I also put cling wrap over it, just so nothing accidentally got into it.
After a few hours? Bam! Little portions of yogurt. I divided up the minis into sandwich bags: 3 minis per bag.
Second? Fresh spinach. I bought a big family sized bag of it and stuck it into my food processor with some water. It took a few batches because my processor is mini. I tried to use my blender, but it wasn’t doing the trick. After I had pureed spinach, I poured it (well, spooned it) into two ice cube trays and stuck those in the freezer (again, covered with cling wrap.) Once that’s finished, I’ll add some cubes to the bags with yogurt.
Third: I bought some fresh strawberries yesterday. Yum! They looked great and were 2 for $7. After my mini muffin pan was free, I decided I’d use it for strawberries. I cut up the strawberries and filled up the pan. After that, I poured (well, again, spooned) water into each muffin cup. Cover with cling wrap and pop it in the freezer. Once those are done, I’ll transfer them to the yogurt and spinach bags.
I want to add more fruit to the bags for my smoothies, but I’ll have to see what I have. Actually, now that I write that, I have some bananas that are frozen. I can use those. And I have some canned peaches that I can freeze (in my muffin pan, of course!) Might go get some other fruit from the store to add.
When it’s all done, I’ll have sandwich bags that are portioned for smoothies. All I will have to do is dump a bag into my blender and add some milk. SO easy!
Water is very important to my healthier eating plan too. I’ve only had ONE soda since August 12th! But water can be a little bland. I found this container at Target. http://www.target.com/p/rubbermaid-beverage-carafe-clear-black/-/A-12822853#?lnk=sc_qi_detaillink It’s the Rubbermaid Beverage Carafe. BPA free, stain resistant, supposedly dishwasher safe (I think I’ll stick with hand washing it, just in case). A great buy. I believe it holds 2 quarts of water. Where was I? Oh yeah. I filled it up with water, then cut up a lemon, lime, and orange and put those in it. One last thing I added? 2 or 3 cranberry juice ice cubes! I bought 100% organic cranberry juice at the store, poured it into (you guessed it) an ice cube tray, and popped them out into a tupperware container. The juice is too tart for me to drink by itself, but it adds a nice taste to my citrus water.
For what it’s worth, I don’t have 15 ice cube trays going at once in my freezer. I have 2 ice cube trays and 2 mini muffin tins, but limited freezer space. Right now I have one mini muffin tin and both ice cube trays freezing stuff. I’ve been home today doing laundry, so it’s been easy to swap out the trays as they become available.