Kicking Bad Habits!

Let’s jump right into it. So part of my whole healthy-living healthy-eating kick has been making better choices at what I put inside of my body. This includes what I decide to drink. I considered myself a limited social drinker for quite some time but as I grew older in age, I came to realize that alcohol really isn’t for me. Hell, I remember trying to do my own paint & sip at the comfort of my own home but it only ended with my paint brush inside of my glass of wine. No matter where I was, any time I mixed wine with paintbrushes, that was the end.

Thankfully my life didn’t consist too much of drinking. Hell, when I buy any type of wine-coolers, it will sit in my fridge at a minimum, for one month. I purchased these on Friday April 3, 2020 – let’s keep track of how long before they’ve all been consumed. Now, I’m just being very transparent with you all – just because I’m on a new kick doesn’t mean that I’m going to cut everything off cold turkey. It doesn’t work that way if you expect to be successful at it so my key to you is to do it little by little. Everything that you want to change or alter should be done in moderation.

Now that we’ve gotten the struggle out of the way…let’s get on with the good stuff. I’ve learned when it comes to fruits and vegetables, it’s best to buy them fresh, wash and bag them up already grouped together. By doing this, you’re not only saving time preparing but you are measuring the amount of servings. If you are someone who counts or keeps track of your intake, this would make the process easier to keep up with.

For the smoothie that I made, it included a frozen bag of:

  • raspberries
  • cherries
  • mango
  • strawberries
  • blueberries

In addition to all that was listed, I also added 1/2 of a fresh banana and then my Trio-Seeds. You can find more information here:

Why would you want to add these, you might ask? Well, flax seeds are good for the system because of its nutrients. “One tablespoon of flax seeds contains:

  • Calories: 37
  • Protein: 1.3 grams
  • Carbs: 2 grams
  • Fiber: 1.9 grams
  • Total fat: 3 grams
  • Saturated fat: 0.3 grams
  • Monounsaturated fat: 0.5 grams
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 2.0 grams
  • Omega-3 fatty acids: 1,597 mg
  • Vitamin B1: 8% of the RDI
  • Vitamin B6: 2% of the RDI
  • Folate: 2% of the RDI
  • Calcium: 2% of the RDI
  • Iron: 2% of the RDI
  • Magnesium: 7% of the RDI
  • Phosphorus: 4% of the RDI
  • Potassium: 2% of the RDI

I don’t know about you, but nutrients is very important in my lifestyle. Chia seeds are also good for you because it shares some of the same nutrients but also is full of antioxidants. And Hemp seeds have been known as a healthy source to help reduce the risk of heart disease.

I was fresh out of yogurt but after trying my smoothie, I realized that it tasted better without it so the choice is yours honestly. All items including a cup of cranberry juice was added to the blender where I shifted the different speeds until I was left with a smooth drink.

Let me know if you can think of any recipes and if so, share them in the comments below!

-Sabrina

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