Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Tardy Progress Report and Scary Smoothie


3/4 cup fresh pineapple (about 1/4 of the cored kind in the produce department containers)
small frozen banana
tablespoon or so flaked coconut
1/2 baked butternut squash
1/2 cup packed kale leaves
tablespoon flax seed meal
ice and water to blend

Combine all ingredients and blend. My ailing Braun blender died in the midst of this so I pulled out the new Oster Fusion (from Target) I had waiting, and it finished nicely.

Verdict--Very Good. I made just the pineapple, banana, and coconut for the kids, who jokingly asked if I was putting butternut squash in it, since I had that out on the counter. Then I went ahead and added it to mine and did the kale and flax seed, too. It comes out more as a puree than a smoothie, but the coconut bits are chewy and disguise the kale bits. The flavor is nice.


Breakfast--Steel-cut oatmeal (1 cup) with 1/3 cup tiny frozen blueberries and 1/2 oz. toasted almonds

Lunch--Leftover COMPANY SALAD BAR (mostly spinach for greens, radishes, bell pepper, red onion) with cut beets on top and a dressing made of one tablespoon of regular Ranch (70 calories, 60 from fat) and 1-1/2 tablespoons or so of plain lowfat yogurt (This was very satisfying, especially after a full day with no salad at all); 1/4 cup EGGPLANT HUMMUS on 1/2 South Beach Multigrain wrap (55 calories, 4g fiber); about 1/4 cup split pea soup (cleaning up crazy leftovers).

Snack--Pear and about eight pecan halves

Supper--SCARY SMOOTHIE; 3/4 cup black beans heated with tomatoes, onion, and salsa


I forgot to post it yesterday, so I get the extra pound reflected on today's scale. :-)
3 pounds down this week, for a total of 11+ pounds in four weeks and one day!


  1. WOW!!!!!!!!! I am thrilled to have found your blog!!!!!! I only have a moment but will be back to check out more of your recipes and plans! I just saw Dr. Fuhrman on a program yesterday and want to do this!

  2. S, so glad you're visiting. I don't have much traffic since I'm not publicizing, really, and there's something of a limited audience in any case. :-) Please ask away on the questions--I'm happy to share from my experience! By the way, I didn't explain that that "scary smoothie" was scary because I was afraid I was going to really mess it up by adding the squash. ;-)

  3. Hey Cindy, I am delighted to see your great progress in this journey. I just got the Eat to Live book from the library via interlibrary loan and am dutifully reading through it as I find time.....probably more this weekend and Monday and Tues. If I really like the book I will probably have to buy it.

    I didn't think adding butternut squash would really ruin a smoothie since it is somewhat sweeter than other choices you could have added, i.e. more kale!


I'd love to know what you think of these or if you have suggestions for improvements!