So Pk and I are gearing up for another round fertility treatments (have I mentioned that? Like 5 or 6 times…) also, it’s Lent so we’ve decided to give up wine. Frankly, we’re not really keeping up the ritual for religious reasons, but more because I think we were both feeling a little… I don’t know, gluttonous? We boozed it up a lot over the holiday season. We are habitual wine drinkers and while I have no plans to stop drinking wine forever (heavens no!) I’m kind of hoping I have to give it up for at least 10 months or so. During our cycle of IVF that resulted in Lucy I was an avid smoothie drinker and so a couple of days ago I picked up this blender (I just could not stomach the price tag for the vitamix) I considered a juicer, but standing at the sink cleaning out a juicer seems like a lot of work, not to mention the nutritional benefits of fiber that you don’t get with juicing. So far so good y’all. My Ninja does a mighty job of blending all kinds of vegetable and fruit goodies for me in the morning. I’ve also been adding this green superfood powder (which I also did when we were trying before.)In case that’s not good enough, I use this coconut probiotic drink to smooth out the texture of all that fruit and veg. I’ve cut back my caffeine consumption quite a bit too – down to 1 cup from 2 or 3. Do I think any of this stuff really works? I don’t know. It does if I believe in it right? At this point in the game, when it’s all just pre-testing, paperwork, and financials, it feels good to do something proactive in the process, and frankly, I feel down right virtuously healthy. Maybe I’ll even dig my running shoes out from the bottom of my closet.*
Hope you all are having good week! Any good smoothie recipes for me?
xo – Helen
* Just kidding. The forecast calls for 3-7 inches of snow tomorrow. I’ll get my exercise shoveling while Pk is out of town.