Thawed a cheesy, zucchini quinoa burger for lunch today. 

I decided to get a little fancier with it than I have in the past, so I broiled the whole wheat bun with a little bit of margarine and garlic powder, then melted havarti cheese over the bottom half of the bun, added hot sauce, my burger, a slice of tomato and some lettuce. Paired it with half a cucumber and absolutely fell in love. 

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Orange to Green and an unimpressed cat who was woken up by the blender.

Cauliflower, peach slices, and mango with apple juice to begin with, then a cup of spinach and kale. Roughly 5 servings of fruit and veggies in one go.

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Anonymous asked:

Didn't you go on a rant not too long ago about how juicing isn't good for you and now here you are making smoothies all the time? Talk about being a hypocrite.

365 & STILL ALIVE Answer:

I’m not recalling the “rant” in question, but I’m not a big fan of juicing, so you may have the right person.

Juicing and making smoothies are very, very different. When you juice, you end up removing all the fiber etc from your fruit and vegetables. Yes, you get a lot of nutrients, but for the most part, you’re just really increasing your sugar intake while decreasing your intake of fiber, protein, and solid foods. Your body isn’t meant to live on juice.

Another difference is that I’m drinking a smoothie a day, and I’m not even using it as a meal replacement, I’m having it as a part of another meal (typically breakfast) to increase my intake of fruits and veggies. Where most people who juice seem to be living on only juice, which can not be satisfying in the long (or even short) term. 

Thanks for stopping by! Maybe next time we could leave the name-calling out. 

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More smoothie.
Today’s was: cauliflower, blueberries, banana, pineapple, spinach, and cranberry juice. 
So good, and lots of servings of fruits/veggies. 

I’m really glad I’ve been able to find smoothie recipes that work for me that are healthy and pretty low cal since they don’t have dairy of any kind. It’s a great way for me to get tons of nutrients right away and it’s a nice precursor to a real breakfast since I have a hard time eating solid food right after I get up.

More smoothie.
Today’s was: cauliflower, blueberries, banana, pineapple, spinach, and cranberry juice.
So good, and lots of servings of fruits/veggies.

I’m really glad I’ve been able to find smoothie recipes that work for me that are healthy and pretty low cal since they don’t have dairy of any kind. It’s a great way for me to get tons of nutrients right away and it’s a nice precursor to a real breakfast since I have a hard time eating solid food right after I get up.

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