We’ve started having our main meal at lunch and in the evening, we either have a smoothie or yogurt with fruit. We usually have something little snack to boost the protein – hummus and carrot sticks, or peanut butter on celery, or just a few raw almonds. These snacks give us the feeling of eating something instead of just drinking our dinner. The smoothies include some (not all) of the following. Also, the veggies usually depend on what’s in the garden. Now we have spinach, carrots, kale and lettuce.
- spirulina (always)
- yogurt (always)
- banana (always)
- any fruit that’s in the grocery store – mango, pineapple, pear, apple, strawberries, blueberries, etc.
- flax or chia seeds (always)
- whey (from yogurt)
We haven’t noticed any great weight loss . . probably because no matter how you fix it, for a smoothie to taste good, it has a lot of sugar in it. But, we aren’t gaining and we aren’t going to bed feeling bloated and reaching for the antacids.
Having our main meal at lunch means I’m pretty much done in the kitchen by 1 p.m. so I’m not trying to clean the kitchen when I’m about to drop. Often during the summer when we were having our main meal in the evening, I would leave the table without even picking up the dishes, head out to the garden til dark, come in and clean up quickly, shower and go to bed. We can take our smoothies out to the garden and drink our “dinner” while working. Or . . one of us might! 🙂