I Should Go Biking For Digestion

January 25, 2009

This is how I imagine my body at the moment:


I went to bed with a full stomach, which is now flat again, so where is all that food now!? Perhaps I should go biking …..it’s worked in the past!

  1. Biking Is Good For Digestion – Part I
  2. Biking Is Good For Digestion – Part Deux
  3. Biking Is Good For Digestion – Part III
  4. Biking Is Good For Digestion – Part IV

Oh She Glows has been making some green kale smoothies lately and I had saved some kale to try one. This morning seemed like a good time, since I wasn’t in the mood for a heaping bowl of oats.

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Into my blender:

  • ~1 cup frozen mixed berries
  • 1 tiny banana
  • 1 cup vanilla soy milk
  • 1 tbsp flax
  • 1/3 cup pumpkin
  • About 1 cup kale pieces, packed

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It turned out more mauve than green, but tasted great! Little flecks of pumpkin and berry and no bitter greens taste.

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On the side I had one of Diana’s Pumpkin Muffin’s

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Along with a tsp of peanut butter on a mini fork and hot tea.  I think there’s a good reason why I never drink smoothies in the winter: this guy left me FREEZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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We’re going running and/or biking in a bit, and I have a full to-do list today :(

See ya for lunch.

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1 Lara January 25, 2009 at 11:10 am

I like your take on the kale smoothie! Looks like a nice compliment to that muffin (love that plate, by the way). Good luck with your “to-do’s”!


2 Diana January 25, 2009 at 11:12 am

I’ve been trying out some smoothies too! Yours looks great! Love the illustration!


3 VeggieGirl January 25, 2009 at 11:24 am

Lovin’ the smoothie and muffin!!


4 hk January 25, 2009 at 11:25 am

yum! green smoothies are delish! not so “green”, but still looks great! mmmm and a muffin to pair, lovely~


5 Shelby January 25, 2009 at 11:27 am

MMM that smoothie looks SO GOOD!

And so does that muffin =)

Enjoy your Sunday!


6 Beadie @ What I Ate Yesterday January 25, 2009 at 11:29 am

That muffin looks fantastic!

Have a great Sunday!


7 Red Head, Yellow Dog January 25, 2009 at 11:36 am

yum that muffin looks great and the smoothie looks really refreshing! enjoy your sunday!


8 NT (21 and Running) January 25, 2009 at 11:40 am

That was a lovely drawing! Haha.

Have fun biking and/or running!


9 Jen January 25, 2009 at 11:41 am

You weren’t in the mood for oats? Are you feeling okay? LOL. Your smoothie looks delicious…far more appetizing than the tall glass o’green that OSG has been drinking :)


10 Sarah (Tales of Expansion) January 25, 2009 at 11:43 am

so intrigued by the kale-infused smoothie!

and i love your snake illustration!!! it’s amazing how a pre-bed pregnant food belly disappears by morning, isn’t it? except, these days, it doesn’t seem to disappear as fast as it used to …


11 joyful January 25, 2009 at 11:56 am

Raw kale? Hmm, that looks pretty good. I’d like a bit of that muffin


12 seelee live (for the love of peanut butter) January 25, 2009 at 12:03 pm

wow kath-this bfast looks perfect for a day after!! haha. enjoy yourself!


13 Kate January 25, 2009 at 12:07 pm

cute plate again!


14 Betsy in Pittsburgh January 25, 2009 at 12:26 pm

That looks more like a milkshake than a green smoothie! I’ve been making them a lot lately too and the color definitely adds/detracts from the appeal.


15 thepinkpeppercorn January 25, 2009 at 12:34 pm

looks pretty good though! I’d be freezing too…grr!


16 Courtney (The Hungry Yogini) January 25, 2009 at 12:34 pm

I LOVE smoothies but have that same problem about being cold…especially since I am cold ALL the time! I still drink them and bear the cold. They are so DELISH!


17 Tyler (Raspberry Runner) January 25, 2009 at 12:48 pm

hahaha…love the cartoon! i completely understand how you are feeling! great looking breakfast :)


18 Oh She Glows January 25, 2009 at 1:00 pm

Oh wow your smoothie looks delicious! I never thought of adding pumpkin to mine. 😀 I am for sure going to do this tomorrow!

I had my usual kale, banana, flax, & Almond Breeze this morning- YUM.



19 Steph January 25, 2009 at 1:09 pm

I don’t regularly comment, but the picture you drew and the comment added was so funny to me :)


20 Sarah (lovINmytummy) January 25, 2009 at 1:40 pm

Your poor tummy. Good call on the smoothie!

I bet by dinner you’ll be feeling more normal. Have a nice bike ride!


21 Trust, Hope, Believe January 25, 2009 at 1:44 pm

that breakfast looks really good! I am always hesitant to add any veges to my smoothies, but I think I just might give it a try! Could you really taste it ?


22 Yelena January 25, 2009 at 2:31 pm

I have not had kale since I was little and had an allergic reaction to kale when it was in a soup- I don’t even know if it was related, but I haven’t had it since.

Does kale taste similar to spinach?


23 Clemintine January 25, 2009 at 2:31 pm

Hi Kath, I’ve been reading your blog for a few weeks now and I noticed you do some form of structured exercise every single day (for the most part). Do you ever feel like you might be over-training? You seem to exercise regardless of the weather, being on vacation, having out of town guests, etc. I used to work out at the gym 6 days a week and my friends and family thought I had exercise bulimia. I definitely did NOT have an eating disorder, but they were worried that I was exercising too excessively and so I cut back to 3x a week to ease everyone’s mind. Reading your blog it seems like you exercise just as much as I did – yet you seem fine. My question is – do ever worry that you might be doing too much or that you obsess about exercise? Thanks for any opinions you might have on this topic!


24 Kath January 25, 2009 at 3:06 pm

Yelena ,
I think kale and spinach do have similar tastes, but kale isn’t as slimy and is chewier. Hard to describe!

While I do get in a lot of physical activity (because I am one of the few that really does enjoy exercise), it’s probably not as vigorous/straining as you might think. I’ll follow a hard day with two light days, and I never work the same set of muscles back to back days with strength training. If I am sore, I might take a walk to massage out my legs or do yoga, and I do take days completely off (the Saturday I drove to Baltimore, off the top of my head). The way I see it, our ancestors didn’t get breaks from the activity of their lives of hunting and gathering and what not, but if they were really hurt, I’m sure their family picked up the slack of the chores. So I do take a break, but only when I really feel like my body needs a day off. I’d rather listen to my body and just adjust my workouts to how I’m feeling than plan rest days in when I might not need one.



25 zestycook January 25, 2009 at 3:10 pm

Kath, smoothie looks delicious! I like the addition of pumpkin as well :)


26 Jasmine (Sweet and Fit) January 25, 2009 at 4:06 pm

so neat how there isnt an bitter aftertaste in that smoothie. Hope you have a good run and/or biking session =)


27 theoddbod January 25, 2009 at 7:27 pm

those kale smoothis are something else. I can’t believe they taste so good!


28 Erin January 25, 2009 at 7:38 pm

I’ve never thought of putting pumpkin in a smoothie, but that sounds v. healthy and yummy. I can’t wait to try it!


29 Meg January 25, 2009 at 8:01 pm

That smoothie looks delicious!


30 brandi January 25, 2009 at 10:08 pm

mmm…green smoothies are so good in the summer.

I’ve only made them with spinach, though. I need to try with kale!


31 Diana January 25, 2009 at 10:08 pm

lol on the snake picture! been there done that…feel your pain…haha. hope you liked the muffin! :)


32 Marianne January 26, 2009 at 2:29 am

Love the little flecks of colour in the smoothie. Too bad you didn’t get a vibrant green one – they always look so cool! At least it was palatable though.


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