A quick update on my braces. They are much better thank you very much! Week One was painful and awkward. Week Two was just….awkward. I am still figuring out how to talk in them. And right now I only have them on my top teeth. I get my them on my bottom teeth in early May. Heaven help me!!
Chewing anything has been a challenge. Well, one day last week on my way home from work, I was hungry and feeling sorry for myself when I saw it… “The Juice Shop” on Lawndale Avenue in Greensboro, NC! ( For all you locals, they also have shops at the Friendly Center in Greensboro, and at the Thruway Center in Winston-Salem, NC) I have to admit that over the years I have seen this shop and have done a very good job avoiding it. My kids have begged to stop in on more than one occasion and I have held strong and always said “NO….we don’t need the extra calories!” I honestly had never ordered a smoothie before in my life. I always thought of them like an ice cream shake and figured if I was going to indulge why not just stop at the drive thru at “Cook Out” and order a shake. What do I need a smoothie for? Oh, the years I have wasted!!
I ordered the “Arctic Orange” and it is so delicious that I can’t make myself order anything else and try something new. It’s made with orange juice, bananas, strawberries, and non-fat frozen yogurt. They swear the calorie count on all of their smoothies is between 375 and 425 calories, contains less than 2 grams of fat, and has 2-3 servings of fruit. I always order mine with protein and replace my lunch with it. They are cold, smooth, thick and delicious and do a good job of taking away the “hungaries” and holding me till dinner time. And of course the best part of all for me is that I don’t have to chew!!!
Are you a fan of smoothies?
What is your favorite kind?
Do you make them yourself?
Have any recipes to share?????
I am going to need to dust off my blender!