Friday, July 8, 2011

Pineapple, Grape and Watermelon Smoothie

The good news: In October, I'm coming up on my two-year anniversary of having quit smoking.  The bad news: I packed on pretty much additional weight in the process. 

We've all heard the saying "pick your battles" and that's exactly what I did.  The quitting smoking battle was, and has been, a long hard fight!  I came out of it a bit battered and bruised but still stronger in so many ways.

Now it's time for me to wage another battle of epic proportions.  The battle of the bulge! I know it won't happen over night and that I'm probably looking at many, many months before I reach my goal, but it's a journey I'm now ready to take. 

On July 5th, I officially started my healthy eating and smaller portions plan.  I'm also incorporating plenty of water and exercise as a part of my daily routine.  Good thing for me, I love my fruits and veggies and always have.  Now skipping breakfast is NOT an option.  Here's a good breakfast that will pack in all sorts of delicious fruits and get your day started off in a wonderfully nutritious direction:

                   Pineapple Grape and Watermelon Smoothie Recipe

In a blender, add red seedless grapes, pineapple chunks, watermelon chunks and approximately 3/4 cup of almond milk.. Blend until smooth.  Enjoy!

Now let's see if I can attack this portion control thing and kick it in the butt!  I'm off for a little cardio...

Enjoy your day!


  1. I think it is just awesome that you are coming up to your 2nd anniversary of being smoke free! Wonderful Renee, congratulations! Your smoothie looks delicious and I'm sure it will help you through this latest challenge which I have no doubt you will conquer as well as you did quitting smoking. Good luck with it!

  2. Look at you go! Congrats on dropping the smoking habit; I know that's a tough one. You sound like you've got the next goal down pat as well. With smoothies like that one you'll be looking fab in no time flat! Yum!


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