Is this a blog for health nuts? In a word, no.
It’s probably pretty clear from my profile picture in the sidebar that I enjoy food a little too much. I started Daily Smoothie when I had an epiphany while sipping on — you guessed it — one of my homemade smoothies. My conversation with my husband went a little something like this…
Me: I really need to get healthier.
Him: Then do it. Do it with smoothies. Make the stuff you like, but make it healthy.
Me: What? You think?
Him: Sure, why not? You have to enjoy what you eat (or in this case, drink) if you’re going to stick to it.
And he’s right. Of course, my buff, weight-lifting, food-conscious, always-encouraging husband is right.
The thing is, I’ve always thought getting healthier means deprivation. Know what I mean? You have to give up the really yummy stuff if you want to lose weight and improve your health.
But that’s not true. You may have to lose some of the processed junk (isn’t food better when it’s made from scratch anyway?), but healthy, good-for-you food can be really delicious.
Smoothies are proof. Smoothies are bliss.
So, I’m on a mission to create a smoothie a day to keep eating (and drinking) healthier interesting and fun.
If you’re thinking, “Just drinking a smoothie won’t change much,” that’s true. But it’s a start. It’s an easy way to get into creating healthy, wholesome recipes, and that, my friends, can be the catalyst for big change. After all, fitness starts in the kitchen.
So… bottoms up!