We all have our own healthy eating achilles heel. That one time where we are more apt to chew the wrong thing. What's yours? Night time snacking, happy hour, the afternoon candy rush? I am the breakfast champ and I rule the dinner table....but lunch...oh lunch...you sneaky mid-day nosh. I am a lunch time loser! What can I say? If lunch time was on facebook, I wouldn't be a "fan". I don't like deli meat, I don't like reheated leftover chicken, and I only tolerate tuna.
My usual lunch time plan of attack is to eat my healthy leftovers from the night before. Most of the time that does the trick. Although as I said above I LOATHE re-microwaved chicken so I usually eat it cold. Nobody said clean eating was fun all the time! Yesterday I was over it. I had to go workout so I know I needed a good blend of protein and carbs...and cold chicken and brown rice..I wanted no part.
I decided to visit Planet Smoothie...my own homemade Planet Smoothie! If made the right way, a smoothie can be a great, nutritional choice and they are a classic pre-workout food.
PB Banana Choco-Cinna Smoothie
1 cup almond milk* (or whatever milk you use)
1 scoop Dessert Cinnamon Roll Protein powder* (or whatever flavor you have on hand)
1 handful ice
1/4 cup oatmeal
1T flax seed
1/2T peanut butter
After I blended all this up I still wanted my smoothie to have a little more *sparkle*, so I thought WWMD. What would Marjorie do? Marjorie is my wonderful Grandmother-in-law and she is a certified, card-carrying CHOCO-HOLIC! So I added a squirt of sugar free chocolate syrup for Grandma's sake! :) All for you Grandma!
The smoothie was filling and delicious and I made enough to have 1/2 for my post workout shake as well. I may still be a lunch time loser but I'm working on it.
I've also noticed that some healthy folk add spinach to their smoothies. I think it doesn't add too much flavor. Spinach is the LeBron James of the superfood world so I think it may try that my next go around. It worked for Popeye!
What's your toughest healthy eating time?
Love and smoothie goodness,
Carissa & Kyle