As I’ve been researching skin care regimens, I keep coming across women who say that what you put into your body makes the biggest impact on improving the quality of your skin. It makes sense doesn’t it?
I’ve never been a super healthy eater. I cringe at the rigidity of diets and the poor results of yearly resolutions. Food is such a source of enjoyment and comfort for me. I’ve always been able to maintain a fairly healthy weight, so it hasn’t been a pressing issue. I’m really grateful for the way my body has worked over the years. But, man I love pizza. LOVE.
This connection between skin care and diet popped up and stuck in my brain. So, in March I made a small pivot in my day. Instead of being restrictive, I decided to add one thing to my grocery list: smoothie ingredients. I don’t play around with the recipe. I keep it simple enough so I have no excuses. Instead of a piece of toast in the morning, most days I make a smoothie. Zach and I were both surprised at how different we felt – so much fuller, yet lighter. We started at the beginning of March and have been going strong for over a month. It’s been an easy habit to maintain. Once I buy the groceries, there’s no reason not to make it.
I was a little apprehensive about the whole blender issue. More dishes, another appliance out on the counter? We borrowed my brother’s blender from his college days (nothing fancy!) and found a little spot next to the toaster. As long as you rinse everything right after making the smoothie, then throw in a little hot water and dish soap, clean up is a piece of cake. (DO NOT forget to rinse, or you’ll have to use some elbow grease to clean it out.)
I still eat pizza, but I’m super proud of myself for making this step towards taking care of my body. I love every time I finish up a bag of spinach or berries.
(makes 2 large smoothies)
2 c. vanilla, unsweetened almond milk
2 c. packed spinach leaves
1/2 c. whole milk greek yogurt
2 c. frozen triple berry mix
(sprinkle of cinnamon, optional)
+ Completely puree the almond milk and spinach.
+ Add the yogurt and pulse until combined.
+ Add the berries and puree until smooth.
You’re getting a full breakfast with protein, healthy fat, fruits, and veggies. ENJOY!
And since I’m totally new at this gig, if you make smoothies: What is your favorite combination? What is better about the more expensive blenders? Thanks for sharing!