Monday, March 18, 2013
I need to reflect about my first two changes:
Having a green smoothie for breakfast everyday
10 minutes of exercise everyday
I've been having my green smoothie every day. I was making the smoothies with a ratio of 3:5 (1.5 cups of fruits and 2.5 C of packed greens). Most of the time the taste was awful. Therefore, I changed the ratio to 3:3. The taste really improved.
Also, I'm learning more about the combinations of fruits and greens. At the beginning I used large amounts of herbs like cilantro and/or parsley. I lowered the amount to make the smoothie more tasty. And, because I used the oranges with the white portion (albelo or pith), the flavor was biter. I had to use less amount of oranges.
I'm still learning with some objectives in mind: nutrition and taste. I know that if the smoothies become a burden or a torture, I am going to discard them, regardless of how nutritious they are.
I've been working out at least 5 days a week. Not a big deal, especially if I count 5 min of warming out, 5 min of cooling down, and 5 min of effective low impact cardio.