So I actually started this whole experiment a few days early so I could ease into it and have some very basic meal planning done before I started everything in full today. I checked out some foods that I knew would probably be OK and I’ve also been looking at the guide I got on the subject from Prevention Magazine. One of the things that I’ve worked on leading up to today is breakfast. I’m allergic to eggs so a Denver omelet is out, not to mention all the peppers would irritate my stomach more than it already is. Then I realized that there was an easy choice: a smoothie.
Last week, I got some frozen smoothie mix from Target that had strawberries, bananas, and a dried yogurt packet in it. I was pretty happy with those results so I started experimenting on my own. After a few trials and errors as well as my mother-in-law pointing out that the blender has a smoothie setting, I found something that works for the most part. I use:
1 cup whole milk
1/2 cup coconut-flavored Greek yogurt (I used Chobani.)
a handful of spinach
a handful or two of frozen fruit.
Layer it in the blender with the milk at the bottom, then the Greek yogurt, then the spinach, then the fruit. Blend until all is liquid. It makes a little more than a glass but I have no problem drinking the excess as well!