so i thought i would try something new today and throw an avocado in my lunch smoothie.
sounds so weird, doesn't it?
but hey, I love avocados and they are sooooooo good for you. avocados provide nearly 20 essential nutrients, including fiber, potassium, vitamin e, b-vitamins and folic acid. they also act as a "nutrient booster" by enabling the body to absorb more fat-soluble nutrients, such as alpha and beta-carotene and lutein, in foods that are eaten with the fruit.
so, that's good, right?
(except who cares 'cause they are delicious and i would eat them if they had all the nutrition of a potato chip, let's face it.)
into the vitamix went an huge handful of spinach, some fresh coconut meat, one kiwi that was not ripe enough (kinda sour, oh well) and a big handful of grapes...oh and two clementines...
and that lovely, lovely half avocado
spring water....zoom, zoom and delicious!
oddly, i preferrred this smoothie room temperature, not icy cold.
by the way, this is day 3 of the cleanse and i am down about 5 pounds and i have a ton of energy and i somehow just feel happy :-)
do i miss food and chewing?
not much and only if i let myself get too hungry, otherwise i kinda dig this time, this freedom from cooking, this freedom from deciding what to cook and all the clean-up.
it's all good.