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Orange Smoothie? No, not the fruit. The color!

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Orange Smoothie

I was feeling a little adventurous yesterday after my workouts and decided to create a new and healthy smoothie. I’ve been making a banana oatmeal smoothie for my husband pretty regularly, but haven’t had one myself in quite some time. I’ve really been enjoying actually eating my food rather than drinking it. My new favorites are oatmeal (with different fruit additions) for breakfast and either fruit and veggie salad or a fruit and veggie plate with a boiled egg.
Yesterday, however, I was thinking yummy smoothie. I call it Pineapple Oatmeal Banana Smoothie. You may be wondering why orange isn’t in the name. I completely understand, I was wondering the same thing! Here’s what I came up with: people will automatically assume there’s an orange in the recipe, and it’ll be fun when I make it for someone and they get the surprise of it being orange!
Now, the first sip was something new. I’d never had this mixture before so it was a little shock to the taste buds. The flavor was good, just unique at first. After a few more sips it was totally delicious! My taste buds have learned to adapt pretty quickly these days, I think. R
Curious about what is in this orange without an orange smoothie? Let me fill you in…

Ingredients:
6 ounces pineapple juice
2/3 cup frozen banana slices
1/4 cup oats
1/2 cup sliced CARROT!

Yep, that’s it! Of course you can thicken it up with some non fat Greek yogurt and make it more filling. I was trying to go for a dairy free lunch. I’ll admit it didn’t keep me full for long. I would probably add spinach (I’m completely out), maybe some berries (was out of those, too) to give it more substance for a meal replacement. As is, it’s a tasty and healthy snack or dessert smoothie.

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Nothing but Raw, Fresh (fruits and veggies)

I decided I was only going to consume raw, fresh fruits and veggies today. Yes, that’s right, only raw fruits and veggies.  Other than my two cups of coffee with almond milk and stevia, my one cup of Badia Natural Herbs tea with 1tsp honey and my 4oz of water every half hour, that’s exactly what I’ve done.
For breakfast, along with the coffee, I ate a red grapefruit. That’s it. I don’t have a big appetite in the morning.
I was thinking of having a smoothie for lunch. Except this would have to differ from my usual standard recipes, meaning no soy/almond milk and no Greek yogurt. I thought about it and chose OJ as my substitute. Add in banana, strawberry and peach and it sounded pretty darn good! And guess what? It was!

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Perfect!

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My son liked the smoothie drip and snapped this photo.

Recipe:
1 cup OJ
1cup sliced banana, partially frozen
1 cup sliced strawberries, frozen
1 peach with skin, cut into small pieces

Place oj and banana in blender, blend.
Add strawberries, blend.
Add peach pieces, blend.
Viola!

So that was lunch…
Here’s dinner. I like to call these Salad Wraps (my husband says Salad Rolls). Eating raw and fresh means no dressing on my salad, which meant it sounded extremely boring. I needed to get creative. This is what I came up with:

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Dawn's Salad Wraps, pre-wrapped

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Let’s wrap up all the salad ingredients into a large romaine leaf! Fun!

Recipe:
2 romaine leaves, rinsed thoroughly and patted dry
1/3 cup sliced/ chopped carrots (1 medium carrot)
1/4 chopped cucumber
5 slices zucchini, chopped
2 tbs diced tomatoes
2 tbs diced bell pepper (I had green)

Wrap all veggies in romaine leaves.

A fun new way to have salad!

Snacks have consisted of bananas, cantaloupe, and pineapple. I’m feeling pretty good. I’ve resisted every temptation today! I might even do it again tomorrow! Well, until dinner. I might eat dinner. We’re having One Dish Chicken and Rice. It’s a new recipe and I want to try it. 🙂

On a short little fitness note, my husband surprised me last night with a weighted hula hoop. Yay! I’ve been wanting one ever since I first heard of them. I always loved hula hooping, now I get to hoop, tone muscles, and burn extra calories! Win win win!