On Sundays, I make smoothies.

I also visit family, clean my house, do laundry, go to the grocery store and order takeout because… after all that plus smoothies, I’m exhausted.

On the menu: Four blueberry kale, three cherry vanilla protein and one mango concoction that turned out to be really baaaaad… (the pink one)

Blueberry Kale Smoothie

  • 1/2 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup beet juice
  • 1/4 cup kale-carrot juice (sweetened with an apple!)
  • 1 Tbs. apple cider vinegar
  • 1 Tbs. lemon juice
  • 1/2 Tbs. ground flax seed

Directions: Blend and serve – or jar! You will have a little more than 12 oz. so make sure you have a back-up jar to pour the extras.

Cherry Vanilla Protein

  • 1/2 cup Bolthouse Farms Protein PLUS Vanilla Bean
  • 1/4 cup Cheribundi tart cherry juice
  • 1/4 cup coconut milk
  • 1/2 Tbs. (I think) chia seeds
  • 1/2 banana

Directions: Blend and serve – or jar! These turned out to be about 8-10 oz. I still had extra after filling the little milk bottles I found at AtHome. Aren’t they adorable?

Mango Smoothie…

…no. It was disgusting. I think I might hate mango.

I had smoothies for daaaaays. Breakfast, lunch… My refrigerator looked ridiculous.

#justonejanuary is turning out to be very difficult.



– just one.



– just one.



– just one.

A really big one.

Like there were probably two in there.

So I’m not doing great.

However, by taking the time before consuming that piece of candy, or that chocolate cookie, or that rather full glass of wine, I recognize when I’m having a craving, when I’m actually in need of a sweet (<—this isn’t real) or when I eat/drink it because I’m a grown up and I can.

The only reason being a grown up is better than being five.

Because I can.