Some of the hardest times for me to eat healthy are the weekends. This is usually when I go to the movies and have a large drink with pretzel bites or have date night at one of the popular burger joints with lots of sugary alcoholic beverages (drink responsibly, and only if your 21 and older). Recently I decided that I wanted to try reducing my bad eating habits during the weekend and just flush out my system after a long work week. I have already been successful during the week but my weekends could use a little work.
One of the easiest switches I made was subbing most of my meals for smoothies. I usually
have a smoothie in place of breakfast or lunch during the week while at work so this wasn’t a completely traumatic experience. For the weekend I started subbing most of my meals for smoothies and snacking throughout the day. The first weekend I started this routine I made a smoothie for breakfast, lunch and dinner and snacked on fruits, dry cereal, and boiled eggs throughout the day. Every snack I have I finish one bottle of water, to help feel full and flush as much as possible. Now realistically I know that I will still have my dinner or movie nights but this is do-able as long as I am still keeping the majority of the day on track with my smoothies and healthy snacks.
My smoothies throughout the day:
Typically my breakfast smoothie is filled with fruit on top of fruit. After a shot of ACV mixed in water I make this smoothie to follow.
1/2 cup of frozen blueberries
1/2 cup of frozen mangoes
1/2 cup of frozen strawberries
1/2 cup of frozen pineapples
1/2 of a banana
Fill half way with choice of:
Orange juice (lots of pulp), V8 juice or Soy milk
Fill other half with Coconut water
Drop in your multi-vitamins and others that you take daily
Blend for 30-45 seconds (really make sure those vitamins are blended in)
For my lunch time smoothie, I try to make something heavy that will stick.
Peanut butter and jelly smoothie
1 1/2 cups of frozen strawberries
1 1/2 cups of peanut butter
2 tablespoons of chocolate (to cheat a little)
Fill with your choice of milk
Blend for 30-45 seconds (until smooth texture)
To see my dinner time smoothie watch the video below (Note that I only put the vitamins in once a day, I happened to make this smoothie in the morning that day):