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Tuesday, January 10, 2012

It's a Miracle?

Maybe a miracle.  Maybe.  I'm skeptical but I'll take it.  I weighed myself this morning and I'm totally down .8 of a pound since yesterday.  Which is weird since I didn't think I was bloated and my scale hasn't said anything favorable to me in weeks.  So I'm just going to pretend that it's a miracle based upon drinking a smoothie yesterday.  Practical?  No.  But I'm going to do it anyway.  I need a boost even if it is a bit of a fabrication.  Either way, I'm still fat.  I've taken to referring to myself as tubby.  My husband isn't pleased and it's probably some big negative mark on my self-esteem tally, but I can't help it.  All I see when I look in the mirror is a chick with a major weight problem.  I'm so sick of it.  Add that to two people in my life telling me what I'm doing wrong with my diet, and I'm about to snap.  Seriously, two months of weight watchers group does not make you an expert.  I'm no expert but dang!  At least I'm trying to figure this out on my own.

BUT  at least I'm eating well.  I'm not even kidding.  These smoothies are frickin' fabulous.  I don't usually push people to be followers and such but you have really got to try one!

Oatmeal and Berries Smoothie

Yield: 1 serving/2 cups

  • 3/4 cup OJ (whatever juice, I used the OJ + omegas)
  • 1/2 ripe banana, peeled & frozen
  • 1/2 cup of frozen raspberries
  • 1 handful mixed spinach greens
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1/2 tbsp honey
  • 1/4 cup of ice
  • 1/4 C rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup yogurt (I used Fage 0%)


  1. Starting with the liquid, add in the juice. 
  2. Now add in the chia seeds, honey, raspberries and oatmeal. 
  3. Next, add in the spinach followed by the banana on top which will help weigh it all down.. 
  4. Blend until smooth. 
  5. Add in your ice cubes and blend some more.


  1. I've been told that oats shouldn't be eaten on a GF diet because they can actually contain gluten even though they naturally don't. Are you using special oats?

  2. The problem with oats is that they can have cross contamination from the factory (although easy enough to find oat only manufacturers) and due to neighboring wheat fields blowing on and contaminating the oats. I am not highly sensitive to trace (yet) so it's financially worth it to just do Quaker and cross my fingers. No problems thus far. However, Bob's Red Mill does have GF oats that are fabulous and I will be using them in the future if i become more sensitive.