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Day 16: Rediscovering the Smoothie

Thursday, April 04, 2013

I made a very simple smoothie yesterday for lunch: fresh strawberries, crushed ice, coconut almond milk, and a scoop of french vanilla protein powder. It made a huge portion and it was only 200 calories and 20 grams of protein. Kept me full til dinner. Funny how we forget about these things when we slip back into bad habits.

So we booked a hotel for Mohegan Sun for next weekend. I'm excited to get away and it will a good way to celebrate the first week of my new job. We actually get a three-day weekend here in MA (as FMREES noted yesterday) because of Patriots Day. So we'll leave Saturday afternoon and come back Sunday afternoon and still have a whole day off!

We are planning to use our tax refund to get bikes this weekend too (and a little trailer for the Kbomb)!

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ELEPHANTGIRL75 4/19/2013 7:49PM

    Smoothies are great! Glad to hear about the bikes. We started biking as a family last year regularly and can't wait for the weather to finally improve so we can start up again! It's such a fun way to be close as a family while keeping fit and my kids really enjoy it (they even write stories about it in school as part of their writing assignments so I know it means something to them). Hope you enjoy your family bike rides together as much as we do.

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FIRECOM 4/18/2013 11:09AM

    I, too, just "discovered" the smoothie. Make one a day with protein powder for my wife and I . Delicious.

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MAMADELIGHT 4/13/2013 7:38AM

    We've got some rail trails around here. Soph and I will tag along.

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2BEEFIT 4/5/2013 11:56AM

    I made a smoothie today with frozen peaches, some skim milk, and EAS lean vanilla protein powder...delish!

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4EVERADONEGIRL 4/5/2013 11:28AM

    Oh I am so excited for you guys!!! Have an awesome time!

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WISLNDR 4/5/2013 6:22AM

    Have a great weekend filled with fun!! (And I'm looking forward to reading about all your biking adventures!!)


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ROCKMAN6797 4/5/2013 3:27AM

    Enjoy your weekend!


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LAURIETAIT 4/5/2013 12:13AM

    Smoothies are more than filling low cal meals. My H has been religiously having everything and the kitchen sink veggie/fruit smoothies and he's seeing a difference in his skin, joints and in his weight. He even thinks it's responsible for silencing a persistent cough he's had for years. Even with the evidence right in front of me I don't drink them as often as I should.
Have a wonderful getaway and a fun time choosing a new bike.

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IBSHAUN 4/4/2013 11:47PM

    Sounds so yummy!! It is funny how we forget our little tricks and tasty treats when we slip. Glad you have rediscovered a little treasure!

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GRACEISENUF 4/4/2013 8:04PM

    I too have re discovered the smoothie with my Vitamix. I made mine with strawberries too that I froze after the harvest last year.

Hope your weekend getaway is super fun for all of you.

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BOOTS1221 4/4/2013 7:37PM

    Hooray for smoothies, bikes, and Mohegan!!! I hope you guys have a great time away, you so deserve it! I'm actually going to Foxwoods overnight with my mom next Thursday. Maybe we'll all win BIG!!!

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    Sounds awesome.

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HOPEFULHIPPO 4/4/2013 11:38AM

    I guess smoothies must have felt like a seasonal thing, because I too have just got the stuff to make them again...LOL


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ANEPANALIPTI 4/4/2013 11:35AM

    so nice to see you back here now that im coming back too its lovely and woohoo on yukmy smoothies!!!!

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MT-MOONCHASER 4/4/2013 11:26AM

    Have a good time.


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FROGGERHKC 4/4/2013 10:34AM

    Yummy smoothie! I am going to start making smoothies again too, gotta dig out my recipes! :)

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SUGIRL06 4/4/2013 10:33AM

    I can't wait for it to be nice enough to ride bikes again. Its one of my favorite things to do with my husband! Sounds like a great plan!

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LALAFLOWERS 4/4/2013 10:22AM

    Can't wait to hear all about the new job! And, congrats on re-discovering what works for you.

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PRETTYPITHY 4/4/2013 10:19AM

    Yum! Sounds like you have a great weekend ahead!

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MBSHAZZER 4/4/2013 10:18AM

    Mmmm, that sounds delish!!

Enjoy the weekend away!

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FREES1 4/4/2013 10:17AM

    enjoy enjoy!!
love the Kbomb!

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