Sunday, September 02, 2012

Life Unsweetened

I took the month of July as a month off of sweets - it was rough, but totally worth it.  It helped me to see how often I snack on sweet things, and that my sugar addiction really was quite ridiculous.  I didn't go off sugar completely - I still ate TONS of fruit, and there is always sugar in places you're not expecting - I just made sure that I didn't eat cookies, candies, cakes...any kind of treat basically.

One of my FAVORITE things to have to satisfy my sweet cravings was a simple smoothie:

One cup of VERY VANILLA soy milk, which is higher in calcium than regular milk (honestly - I didn't drink soy milk before this - but it is SO good...just make sure it's VERY tastes like vanilla ice cream)

A handful to two handfuls of fresh blueberries (Hello, antioxidants!)  I'm sure you could use frozen, I've just never tried it.

A handful of ice (this makes for a thinner - cold drink, add more if you want it thicker)

Throw these three ingredients into your handy-dandy Ninja 

and blend to your heart's desire.

I'm sure there are some of you out there STILL gagging at the first ingredient, but I dare you to try it.  Seriously - melted ice cream.  If you try it, and hate it, I will then accept complaint comments - but I don't want to hear a peep from those of you who fear soy.

I'm sure you could also add a million other fruits - even some greens if you're interested, but I drank this same shake for breakfast almost every single day of my sweet-less month. I even whipped it up on a couple of nights where I just HAD to have something sweet.  It always did the trick!

I think I'm going to try this with a green-base once my bananas ripen up - and I'll let you know if how that works out. Because, by golly, I think I'm taking another month (gasp) off of sweets.  Wish me luck!

BDEM:  Yeah, I think I'll start this again...We took our new pets on the trampoline.  It was hilarious.  Guess now I'll have to blog about our new pets!

1 comment:

Lisa said...

I drink vanilla soy milk every day. It is like a milkshake. Love it! (Glad to have you blogging again!)