Thursday, April 11, 2013

CD26: Smoothies and Body

Yesterday was the start of the new After School Smoothie routine. Although the smoothie itself was delicious, Little K has a hard time dealing with change and is really stubborn about food. We ended up with one taste, one sip, and two drinks of the smoothie. Plus about 10 minutes of whining/crying. Meh, could have been worse.

Blueberry Smoothie
1 Ultra Ripe Banana, Frozen
1/2C Frozen Blueberries
1/2C Blueberry Kefir Probiotic Milk
1T Sugar Free Vanilla Syrup

Remove banana from freezer one hour before making the smoothie and set in a bowl on the counter to begin thawing. When ready, dump all ingredients in the blender and puree for 20 seconds. Consume immediately and, hopefully, without tears. Serves one medium or two small.

Nutritional Information
Banana: 110 Calories, 0 Fat, 3 Fiber, 1 Protein
Blueberries: 40 Calories, 0 Fat, 2 Fiber, .5 Protein
Blueberry Kefir Probiotic Milk: 70 Calories, 1 Fat, 0 Fiber, 5.5 Protein
SF Vanilla Syrup: Zero
Total:  220 Calories, 1 Gram of Fat, 5 Grams of Fiber, 7 Grams of Protein

Other good stuff in this smoothie? The delicious antioxidants and probiotics! I just love a snack I can feel good about. Not bad, if I do say so myself!

Since we're talking about nutrition, I thought I'd let you know how the greek yogurt thing is going. After four months, it has become clear that Fage is my favorite. My #1 flavor is blueberry, but I also like the cherry and strawberry. Yum!

I'm trying to eat meat only with dinner, getting the rest of my protein throughout the day from eggs, beans, and legumes. And the greek yogurt, natch. I've been able to cut my cheese intake in half and have thrown out the candy in our house. I still have plenty of places to cut additional calories and fat but on well - I'm a work in progress!

I managed to start working out again! I hit it on Tuesday and Wednesday, alternating days: Weight Bench and Boxing; 30-Day Shred DVD and Situps.(May I point out that Jillian Michaels is sadistic? I'm in SO much pain today!)

PLUS! We tossed around the football in the yard both days. I had the BEST time watching R play football with the boys last week and really want to be able to join in this summer. Got to get practicing!


Tomorrow is our follicle scan. I'm quietly excited about it but am remaining realistic that we may cancel. If we do, I'm going to ask about Femara for the next cycle. I'm also asking about starting progesterone with our IUI since this cycle has been so long. We'll see!!


  1. That smoothie sounds delicious! And yes, Jillian is a BEAST!!! I can never convince myself to do her workouts twice in a row, ha. I'll be praying for your follicle scan to go well!

  2. Wow, lots of great changes going on there! Smoothie sounds delicious. Best of luck with your u/s tomorrow!

  3. I'm on such a smoothie kick as of late - I love them!! I wish I could get into greek yogurt - I just can't do it. It's too bitter for me.

    Best of luck tomorrow!!


  4. Fage' is my favorite too. I usually purchase the plain and add in honey.