I am so bloated after that trip! I can't say that I will immediately begin a weight loss regime, but I will start with simple cut backs, or at least healthier substitutions for how I've been eating these past five days. Do you guys ever pig out on your vacation or are you so disciplined that it doesn't even matter? I'm the kind of gal that pigs out just because the phone is ringing too much! Is that bad? I'm sure I'm not alone on this. So to satisfy my urge to consume in a much healthier manner, I made this smoothie to go with breakfast this morning. To be honest, I ended up drinking it more as a pre-breakfast snack. It was so good, I couldn't put it down! I adapted this recipe from my Smoothie Bible and I think you'll like it too. I added more cocoa than it originally asked for. The entire time, I kept singing in my head, "I'm in love with the coco". It was only this past week that I discovered 'coco' is not 'cocoa' as in 'cocoa powder' like hot chocolate.
Strawberry Cocoa Smoothie
Don't skimp on the cocoa powder. It enhances the flavour for a smooth flavour that bursts in your mouth. You'll be licking the cup when you're done!
1/2 cup strawberries
1/2 cup plain non fat yogurt
1/2 packet Swiss Miss Cocoa Mix
1/2 cup almond milk
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons white sugar
3 ice cubes
Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Should be enough to fill a 12 oz. cup.