Behind The Butter

Power Smoothie

Like I said sounded good earlier, I just made a smoothie for a mid-afternoon snack. I used 2 ounces greek yogurt, 6 ounces skim milk, 1/2 frozen banana, 4 frozen strawberries and added a splenda for sweetness. On top I put 8 grams pom. seeds and thought they would float and look all pretty but they sunk to the bottom of the glass so that’s why you can’t see them! Hopefully all the vitamins in that power-packed smoothie will ward off any sickness that’s coming my way.

Luckily because I feel sick, I got called off work tonight. I got stuff at the store to make a good dinner and I’m going to try to get in bed early.

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Snack calories = 166

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4 Comments

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    jess
    December 28, 2007 at 8:13 pm

    SO sorry you’re feeling poorly- I think it’s just a general ‘after holiday’ trend because it seems that most people are trying to fight of Something (myself included). Your idea for a smoothie sounds like just the ticket. Maybe I’ll go make one to try and stave off whatever this ick is. Quick question- what are the benefits of the Pom seeds? I’ve heard of them but haven’t ever really looked into it. Rest up and feel better soon!!!
    -jess

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    jenna
    December 28, 2007 at 8:20 pm

    Jess,

    Pom seeds are truly wonderful!!! They taste SO good and add a bit of crunch and sweetness to your food. I found this info on their health benefits on the national pom. website (pomegranate.org). they said:

    “Pomegranates are now being featured as one of the hot new “super foods” that both tastes good and is good for you. Nutritional research confirms that pomegranates contain mineral e.g. calcium, potassium, and iron, plus compounds known as phytonutrients, that help the body protect against heart disease, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis and cancer. The powerful antioxidants in the fruit also help retard aging and can neutralize almost twice as many free radicals as red wine and seven times as many as green tea. As a further benefit, some researchers suggest that the crunchy seeds help flush fats from the digestive tract.”

    They would also be really good over greek yogurt with a little honey on top for a sweet snack/dessert!!

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    Kate
    December 28, 2007 at 8:54 pm

    Hi Jenna, I just wanted to let you know how much I love your blog. I am trying to eat healthfully and enjoy food without obsessing over my weight (which I tend to get carried away with). Your blogs shows me great example of a healthy person who enjoys food. Thank you.
    I’m sorry you’re feeling sick, try to rest up as much as you can!
    kATE

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    jenna
    December 28, 2007 at 9:17 pm

    Thanks, Kate. It’s so easy in this day and age to get carried away with the whole skinnier=better idea. I hope this blog does show a positive example that that just isn’t true! women should not “fear” food, they should love it because it’s one of life’s greatest pleasures.

    thanks for reading!

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