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Slowly but surely, some changes are taking place. I have been absolutely addicted to home made chocolate shakes and it shows. It shows in my weight and my triglyceride levels. I am really good all day and evening comes and that’s all she wrote. Someone suggested making fruit smoothies a while back but it didn’t sound appetizing to me, so I figured I would have half a smoothie and still make my shake!

That has changed! I am not craving the shakes anymore. I am loving the smoothies, and they are evolving. I always put a banana and then I add whatever berries we have on hand, usually strawberries or blueberries. I add a big dollop of Greek yogurt and a splash of skim or almond milk. I don’t even add sweetener anymore! I add either a creamy matcha like French Vanilla or Bavarian Cream or a fruity one like Black Cherry. I have Bilberry on order and I can’t wait to get it because for the first time I upgraded the base and got less flavoring! I can hardly wait!

Well, earlier today MissLena mentioned her French Vanilla matcha so it was on my mind. That is what went in the smoothie tonight. It really does add a creaminess to it, making it even more satisfying. The fruit flavored matcha really ups the fruit taste and makes it sing, so I enjoy both.

Having had cancer twice, I really am glad I finally tried matcha so those antioxidants can get in there and do their job! Now, instead of having a giant milkshake at night, I am getting yogurt for the probiotics, and at least three servings of fruit and vegetable in my smoothie. I satisfies me, and I don’t feel guilty at all. Loving it! Now to make myself exercise more…

MissLena

I need to try it in a smoothie! Would be awesome to help me get my servings of fruits in a day :)

Fjellrev

Hell yeah, this particular flavour makes everything better. I ripped through a 30g packet in just 10 days. So tasty.

Mercuryhime

Also try baby spinach in your smoothies if you haven’t already. You can’t taste it and its so good for you. I’m so happy to hear of your journey to health!

Kittenna

“you can’t taste it” … Well… that depends on how much you put in!!! O.o Let’s just say I made a mistake once, hahahahaha. (But you can put quite a fair amount in without tasting it as long as there are strong flavours!)

Mercuryhime

True dat Kittenna! I usually go with two or three handfuls for a two person serving. Bananas are strongly flavored so you’re good as long as you keep using those bananas. :)

ashmanra

I may get brave and do that! I like spinach and actually had some at lunch yesterday. We have pretty decent health habits (we grind our own grains for our breads and cakes and such) but years ago I started having a really big chocolate shake at night, almost every night. Stress! But moderation in all things! Now and then would have been okay, but not every night unless I am an Olympic athlete who would burn it all off anyway. And I used to have such a high metabolism that I had trouble gaining weight. Not anymore. So I am loving the smoothies! I am trying to buy organic for all the fruits, too.

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MissLena

I need to try it in a smoothie! Would be awesome to help me get my servings of fruits in a day :)

Fjellrev

Hell yeah, this particular flavour makes everything better. I ripped through a 30g packet in just 10 days. So tasty.

Mercuryhime

Also try baby spinach in your smoothies if you haven’t already. You can’t taste it and its so good for you. I’m so happy to hear of your journey to health!

Kittenna

“you can’t taste it” … Well… that depends on how much you put in!!! O.o Let’s just say I made a mistake once, hahahahaha. (But you can put quite a fair amount in without tasting it as long as there are strong flavours!)

Mercuryhime

True dat Kittenna! I usually go with two or three handfuls for a two person serving. Bananas are strongly flavored so you’re good as long as you keep using those bananas. :)

ashmanra

I may get brave and do that! I like spinach and actually had some at lunch yesterday. We have pretty decent health habits (we grind our own grains for our breads and cakes and such) but years ago I started having a really big chocolate shake at night, almost every night. Stress! But moderation in all things! Now and then would have been okay, but not every night unless I am an Olympic athlete who would burn it all off anyway. And I used to have such a high metabolism that I had trouble gaining weight. Not anymore. So I am loving the smoothies! I am trying to buy organic for all the fruits, too.

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I am a music teacher and homeschooling mom who started drinking loose leaf tea about four years ago! My daughters and I have tea every day, and we are frequently joined by my students or friends for “tea time.” Now my hubby joins us, too. His tastes have evolved from Tetley with milk and sugar to mostly unadorned greens.

We have learned so much history, geography, and culture in this journey.

My avatar is a mole in a teacup! Long story…

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