For some reason juice + smoothies were all I wanted to eat today!! I satisfied my craving for liquid gold not once, but twice!!
Remember Matt’s comment about the roughage at lunch? He was right! After I ate my sandwich, and then that huge salad, I had no room or desire for that apple! I tucked it away for a rainy day.
Because on this sunshining day I got myself a beet, spinach, carrot + apple juice from Carolina Smoothies, which is right next to my office and since it was my last day, I had to get one!
The smoothie was delish and gone in about 4 minutes. That’s the one bad thing about veggie juices – they go down so easy!
I said my farewells to my office. I really enjoyed this rotation and they are such a great group!! As I told one of them this afternoon, it’s so wonderful that because they all preach wellness that it’s encouraged to have sneakers under your desk, walk at lunch and be well. Wish all offices had that mentality! The group was so nice – I was sad to have to move on!!
Which brings me to………da…da…daaaaaaaaaa CLINICAL.
I had to go buy a white lab coat today!!! Wellness + food are my things. Clinical is not my strength! I am good at science and math, but I’m just so nervous about this rotation! It’s also the longest (50% of my internship time). I think that’s why I’m nervous – the next 3 months are all clinical! And I hear I’ll be seeing patients like a normal dietitian not too far into it (with supervision of course). It feels so weird to be part of healthcare. I’ve always been on the patient end, and it’s kind of hard to belive I’ll be on the white coat end. Maybe this will help with my blood pressure-raising white coat syndrome I have at doctor’s offices!?
But you wont’ BELIEVE how much my coat cost!!! $26.26!! That MUST be a sign!!
I got home and unpacked and packed for NYC and emailed and worked. The usual!! I probably have a 2 hour routine of debriefing from the day, preparing for the next and all my blog work I do regularly. Plus 1,000 emails and comments!
So while I worked I kind of wanted another snack, but I never stopped to have one. Soon enough it was 7PM and I was so ready for dinner!! Although…..I really did not want the leftovers we had planned. I was craving a SMOOTHIE!
I had a second round of liquid gold, this time a literal blended salad!
I filled the Vita-mix with raw kale and LETTUCE. I’ve never made a green smoothie with lettuce before! But we had a lot of food to use up in our fridge and I decided to use as much as possible. The lettuce was really mild in the smoothie. Probably a great alternative to expensive spinach! Very nutrient dense too.
We are out of milk, so I almost had to cancel my plans until I saw the Simply Orange Mango!! PERFECT!
The [Vita] Mix
- Greens to the top of the blender
- 1 cup OJ
- Half a large banana
- 1/2 cup pumpkin (using it up!)
- 1/2 packet Vega Smoothie Infusion (for protein)
- 1/3 cup cottage cheese (also for protein)
- Handful ice
I forgot about the Vita-mix plunger!! With that much lettuce, I needed to use it and it worked so very well! Genius.
This was the best green SIAB I’ve made in ages!! Loved the orange flavor and it was thick and the perfect consistency.
The mix made QUITE a lot too!
SIAB or Soup? How can you tell!?
Galaxy Granola Cranberry Orange. I thought orange + orange would go well together. They did! I still liked the vanilla almond GG the best though.
So very delicious! This was SO FILLING though. My stomach didn’t know if it could fit all the green and I had to take a break at one point! Nutrient-wise, this is pretty filling. Probably around 500 calories! And with fruits, veggies, protein, and grains.
One awesome dinner!
Did you catch that?
Earlier I said packed for NYC!!?!
I have tomorrow, Good Friday off, and I decided with my one-and-only 3-day weekend I had to seize the opportunity and book a trip somewhere!! What better place on earth to enjoy an exciting weekend getaway than New York City!! I’ll be paying a visit to Open Sky while I’m there. And flying through the Open Sky around 8AM tomorrow. As a result, my breakfast post tomorrow will be a bit delayed – sit tight!!