My Vegan Experiment Day 6 – The Ninja Pro Blender

Hi there:

I have a confession to make.  I’m in love.  It’s real this time, I swear (my friends are all rolling their eyes).  With whom, you ask? Well, it’s not exactly a who.  It’s more like a what.  Get your mind out of the gutter.  I’m talking about being in love with the Ninja Pro* Blender I bought last night on the way home from work.

Do you remember how, a few posts ago, I declared that I didn’t like putting hemp seeds in my smoothie because I didn’t like crunching my smoothies?  Well, I don’t have that problem anymore.  The Ninja Pro* made mincemeat (more like liquid) out of those hemp seeds and the spinach stems and anything else I put into that bad boy today.

I had the most delicious, smooth and creamy smoothie for breakfast this morning made with a frozen banana, spinach, almond milk, hemp seeds, almond butter and vanilla vegan protein powder (I went a little crazy there with the protein sources). The nifty gadget even makes juice! This afternoon, I made myself the most fantastic juice out of strawberries, grapes, celery and cucumber. You know the Ninja Pro will make the trip with me to NYC, along with my electric kettle, bagged portions of CSY trail mix, almond butter, oatmeal, hemp seeds, protein powder and other survival gear.

For lunch I had a salad made of arugula, cherry tomatoes, English cucumber, green peas, and mixed veggies, topped with the second mushroom burger I’d purchased from Whole Foods.  For dinner, I’m having more of the lemony lentil soup.  Yum.  I’ll have to make another pot of that when I get back.

I ran around like a madwoman making preparations for the trip to NYC which included cleaning my kitchen and finding creative ways to store what produce I have left so that it doesn’t go bad while I’m away (I can freeze grapes, right?).

The CSY program is not just about diet, although my obsession with vegan food probably led you to believe that.  Kris Carr also wants us to meditate at least three times a week and to move our buns for at least 20 minutes a day 3-5 times a week.  I meditated today and did a 20 minute Qijong workout.  I have to say that, despite the packing and the cleaning and the clothes washing,  I feel energized and relaxed at the same time.  My body just feels good.

I got on the scale today and it said I weighed 3.0 lbs less than the last time I got on it. That can’t be right.  I can’t be down 8 lbs in a little over a week.  I’m going to get on another scale and weigh myself just to be sure.

Peace,

LJ

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