Once upon a time I had a big appetite. I went to bed at
night dreaming about what I’d have for breakfast in the morning, and looking forward to it.
Now it’s the opposite. I’ve got to make a point of
remembering to eat three meals a day, and push myself to get a healthy snack
down my neck in between. Over the past year, by measuring out the day's allotment each morning,
I’ve managed to be sure to drink enough water. But consuming enough vegetables
and fruit is one thing I haven’t mastered; I’d rather swallow a convenient
slice of dry bread on a run-by than chomp on a messy orange or gnaw on an
apple. Bananas are great because they’re quick and easy to eat, but I stop
buying them in the late spring as soon as the first mosquito appears, and don’t
start again till after the fall freeze-up.
So it was with some delight that I sipped on smoothies each
morning spent at my friend Cathy’s in Edmonton and realized that this could solve my not-enough-fruit problem. Frozen berries and/or any fruit with a dash of
skim milk and a few spoonsful of plain yogurt, whipped in a blender, and I’m in
business! It’s easy, it’s delicious, and it gets the fruit in.
It took me till
Wednesday afternoon to bring the blender up from the basement storage room (it requires three trips up and down the stairs to do one load of
laundry from start to finish; I still think we should set up the laundry room in the porch instead) so I could have a smoothie the next morning.