Monday, June 1, 2009

dear everyone

my green monster smoothie was yummy. i had a hard time getting over the fact that i was drinking EIGHT weight watchers points for breakfast, but everything was healthy.

it had 1 cup vanilla almond breeze (2 points)
1/2 cup frozen berries (0 points)
1 banana (2 points)
2-3 cups spinach (0 points)
1 scoop vanilla protein powder, whey isolate (2 points)
1 T natural pb (2 points)

all good stuff. i could reduce the points by using 2 T PB2 instead of natural PB, and i could use unsweetened almond breeze for 1 point instead of the regular vanilla. 6 points isn't too bad. and i could add more spinach. first i used my immersion blender because my regular blender didn't like the giant chunk of frozen berries i had, and then i switched it back to the regular blender to really blend up the spinach. this is the key - blending the spinach so there are NO spinach pieces ... they are gross.

in other news, today i can't stop thinking about ...

running the scotiabank half marathon in september. i have never run any race before. but why not? there is this online training program they give you that starts june 22 and lasts 14 weeks. it's for people who run 30 minutes three times per week. that sounds like me! what do you think? is it too much too soon, or is it a good goal? they give out neat medals and i think it would be a great accomplishment for me.

ps. june today but FREEZING! yikes.

6 comments:

Vanessa (Last Night's Leftovers) said...

I think you should go for it!

Jen said...

REALLY need to try that smoothie!!

(And I agree with Vanessa)!!

Sadly, I am happy that your weather was slightly sub par ONLY (there is a reason!!) because we are having crappy weather...and I don't want to leave crappy weather, and visit lovely warm toronto weather and then come back to crappy weather.

So I would like slightly less than crappy weather in Toronto please...

cinemarie said...

Go for it! You can do it!! Yay! :)

Ok, now that you've tried the 'green monster thingy' I'm thinking of trying it too, lol For 8 points did it make you feel 'full' though? Or were you hungry by 10am? :)

Yeah, it's way too cold for June right now - I hope it gets warmer very very soon... brrrrr.....

Diet Porn said...

My friends make this without any type of peanut butter. They especially like using frozen cherries and adding vanilla extract. I haven't tried it yet, but it better be filling to be worth 6 points!!!! It is definitely on my "to make" list.

MizFit said...

and Im jealous of the freezing.
Im melting here....

Angie All The Way said...

I know it's hard to get used to the idea of "drinking" 8 points! I'll tell ya though, PB2 is greatin smoothies, but I had the 1T of the real almond butter again this morning (same combo as you except without the berries and added salba) and the 1T of almond butter actually does add to the creamy and richness that makes it worth it.