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Sunday, January 30, 2011

A Caffeine Alternative

I've decided for this week, I am going to cut down on my caffeine intake. I do love my java, but unfortunately it does not love me. Being jittery from coffee is not a good thing! And the way it messes with my sleep patterns, it is time to take action, and start with some healthier alternatives. I'll aim to have coffee every other day, to avoid those nasty caffeine headaches, one tends to get when going cold turkey!

So, today, I created an alternative to my usual coffee fix every morning. I was tempted, I have to say to hear that drip, drip of the coffee maker, and especially, smelling the fragrance of the coffee, but no.... instead I created something, healthier, and tastier....

One of my favourite smoothies! And it is delicious. Creamy, fruity and satisfying. It seems a bit unusual on this -20c morning, with a good 17 cm of snow fallen outside, to drink something that's cold, but the aim here is to get a healthier way of living going.

Today's concoction was kind of fun to put together. I'm one to create a recipe, rather than follow one, and I have always found it more fun to experiment with food/recipes.

Today it is a Strawberry-Kiwi Smoothie.

To make: put in a blender, about 1/2 cup vanilla yogurt, 1/2 cup of orange juice, 4-5 chopped strawberries, and 1/2 a cut up kiwi. Normally, I'd add a few ice cubes, say on a hot day, but this is satisfying, healthy and more importantly ......Mmmmm good!


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