Heather’s Slammin Smoothie!

SmoothieAs you may have noticed the first round of smoothie madness didn’t go as planned. I have devoted the past several days to perfecting my smoothie. I am proud to say that as of this morning, I have officially perfected “Heather’s Slammin Smoothie” and wow!!! It’s delicious!ย 

I couldn’t wait to hop online and share the recipe. Please e-mail me and let me know how you like it. Or if you hate it. Or if you put your own spin on it. Mi smoothie es su smoothie.ย 

I put the following in the blender:
7oz of Trader Joe’s Almond Smooth Chocolate Almond Milk
1 full scoop of Amazing Grass Green Superfood
1 full scoop of Chocolate Whey Protein powder
1/2 tspn of Starbucks Peppermint Mocha Via Ready Brew
On top of that I put in 8 ice cubes and blended that bad boy for 1 minute.

IT WAS ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS!! I can now say that I love this for breakfast. It’s been almost 2 hours and I am still full and ready to go for my morning walk. ๐Ÿ™‚ Now get off the computer and get your drink on!

My Smoothie Looked Like A Horse Crapped In The Blender

HorseGrass3A few days ago my doctor suggested that I try something called, “Amazing Grass Chocolate Green Superfood.” So I picked up a tub of this stuff at the local Supper Supplements in Lakewood, Washington and headed home. (BTW the people there are super cool!)

This morning my alarm went off and I shuffled my way downstairs. Half awake, I filled the blender with water, ice and a scoop of the “amazing” powder from the container. As the blender worked its miracle, I struggled to keep my eyes open.

Once the blending stopped, I poured the smoothie into my cup and sat down at the table with a banana. I should have known something was wrong when both cats ran away from the kitchen and the birds in the back yard flew to the neighbors house. The smell was less than appealing and the consistency looked as if a horse crapped in the blender.

Grass

I took my first big gulp and kept choking the stuff down before I hit the bottom of the glass. I should have known better… I mean when it says “GRASS” on the front, you shouldn’t expect the smoothie to taste like freshly picked fruit. Unable to drink any more, I started to rinse my cup when the power of the water from the faucet dislodged the remaining chunk of remnants. The sludge shot up into the air covering the kitchen ceiling, my hair and of course my face.

I couldn’t help but think that now I had a smoothie and a mud mask. Tomorrow will definitely be a new day of recipes and finding out just what makes this smoothie taste so delicious.

Today however, I was able to put the “ass” in the Amazing Grass Superfood Smoothie.

If you have any smoothie recipes PLEASE e-mail them to me! ๐Ÿ™‚

Channeling My Inner George Costanza

GCI called my husband this morning and asked him, “Why do I expect different results from people when obviously nothing will change?” He started to laugh and said, “We’ve had this conversation many times before. You do the same things over and over and expect different results. Why don’t you be a little more like George Costanza and do the opposite of what you would normally do?” I had no idea what he meant so I quickly ran a Seinfeld Google search.

A blog titled, “The Costanza Principle” andย “Life Lessons Learned From George Costanza” showed up and explained how your history and self-perception has more influence than you think. (Thanks, like I didn’t learn that lesson already.) They also talk about doing the opposite of what you would normally do. There was an episode of Seinfeld where George realized his life sucked and that it was time to make a change. Jerry says, “If every instinct you’ve had is wrong, then the opposite must be right!” George starts doing the opposite of what he would normally do and his life immediately changes…for the better!

Now let me make it clear, my life certainly doesn’t suck. Quite the opposite actually. That doesn’t mean that I don’t have some areas and relationships that need some fine tuning. (And by fine tuning I mean the use of a bullhorn and a frying pan to communicate.) ๐Ÿ˜‰

So here’s hoping that the Costanza effect will rub off on me (that sounds dirty) and in time I can learn to not try so hard.