What better way to start a weekend then with a smoothie packed with fruit and a big ol’ bowl of oatmeal. I have been in super study mode for all of reading week which is probably why I have also been emotionally all over the place. Nothing plays with my mind more than stress. A big part of my shitty mood has been due to the fact that I have been beating myself up over less then stellar food choices.
I don’t know if I will ever know why I choose to eat crappy food when I know it makes feel horrible but at least I can start to slowly make changes.I started out this morning with a smoothie full of fruit and hemp hearts. Nothing makes me feel better then a smoothie packed with nutrients. Today’s smoothie included:
- frozen cranberries
- frozen wild blueberries
- half of a banana
- 5 frozen orange segments
- 1/3 cup greek yogurt
- 1/3 cup milk
- 3 tbsp hemp hearts
I just throw everything into a blender and hope for the best. Adding the hemp hearts was a new addition for me. Normally I mix them in with salads or into oatmeal but they worked pretty well in my smoothie. The added texture was a pleasant change.
If you have never tried hemp hearts out before I recommend giving them a shot. There are multiple health benefits that naturopaths claim these little seeds provide but honestly they are just chocked full of protein. Certainly an added benefit to anyone who likes to mix up what they eat.