First beverage of the day was a half a grapefruit squeezed into a glass with 1 T of honey and 1/2 T of Apple Cider Vinegar. This is supposed to help with fat burning. We will see.
Then I created my Smoothie, according to the Smoothie Shred group, not Dr. Chutkan's smoothie. Still much of the same ingredients - I'm missing the psyllium husks, so tomorrow I may throw some metamucil in there. My photo below is really dark :(
Power Greens for Juicing (Kale and Spinach)
1 granny smith apple
1 c green grapes
2T Whole Flaxseeds
1 frozen Banana
They say you can drink it all at once or split it up. I filled one Mason Jar with smoothie stuff from this pitcher and drank the rest for breakfast. It's a good pre-workout energy drink, but my 9am I was starving. Tried to stave off hunger by eating a handful of grapes and a few almonds. Hope. At 10:38am, I went to the office fridge and drank the rest of my smoothie, from the Mason Jar.
Ah, the importance of the Hydro Flask - that I need to drink a shit ton of water today. Seriously. And none of it can have those artificial sweetener sugar free flavor packets. Damn it. So I made some fruit infused water this morning. Bought some lemon, mint, lime, and cucumber. The first batch of 24 ounces was strawberry (which I already had with me), mint, and lemon. It's seriously delicious. Tomorrow I'm going to try lime, cucumber, and mint. That is supposedly fat burning.
Lunch time - I had a salad of greens, edamame, black beans, avocado, and brown rice. The avocado was supposed to make things a little creamier with no dressing. I'd say it tasted okay. It was filling at least. In the afternoon, I finished off the grapes and made more infused water with strawberry and lemon. So I'm feeling pretty good about my day thus far.
Home for dinner - Charles had prepared a fish dish with some sauteed greens and a big salad of cucumber, tomato, and red onion. The salad was dressed with balsamic and apple cider vinegar and a little oil. It was quite delicious and I could have eaten a full bowl of that stuff. Going into 7pm, Charles had already gone to bed and I was strangely hungry. I was preparing my water infusion ingredients for Tuesday and one of the recipes called for just two slices of green apple - so I ate the rest of the apple with some peanut butter. Sugar free, all natural peanut butter.
Day One is in the books. Moving on....