Day 7 of the Vegan in 30 Days book says to start each day with a green smoothie. I have to admit that that sounds extremely unappetizing to me right off the bat. From what I have heard, though, fruit smoothies still taste fruity, even when greens are added.
In her book, Sarah Taylor explains that you can get more nutrition in a 32 oz. smoothie than most Americans get all day and 32 oz. only adds up to about 300 calories. However, she points out that most blenders can’t handle ice and frozen items, which can cause the motor to burn out. This is the reason that I keep putting off Day 7. Our blender, originally purchased to make mudslides and rarely used because it’s not very strong, only cost $14 and probably isn’t up to the task.
I plan to head to Sprouts (our favorite place for produce) tonight, so I will get some cut and frozen fruit and give this a try. The worst that can happen is our blender breaks and it forces me to buy a grown up blender! So, this one is “to be continued”.
Another note: I’m headed to Sprouts to stock up on produce so I can repeat Day 3, the fruit & veggie cleanse, for a couple of days. Since our trip, I have fallen back into easy eating and have spent less time planning and preparing healthy foods. I’m hoping this will be a good kick-start before I attempt Day 8: eliminating poultry. That will be a toughie for me because that is all the meat that I currently eat!