Cinnamon Hint Green Smoothie

Cinnamon Hint Green Smoothie

The scales, you know that thing that sits in the corner, all alone and neglected and covered in dust?.
We I decided it was time to make friends with it again. We have such a love hate kinda of relationship.
When did this relationship start, well it was over 35 years ago. We were destined to be like this, call it fate or call it too many chips and bread. Either way, it is time that we made up and got on.
Last summer we were really going well and was being nice to each other, I was writing down everything I was eating and hitting the road most days, then along comes injury and winter and every excuse.

Why do I want to lose weight, well the same reason we all do, but now that I am older it is not so much for looks as it is health. Everyone knows that excess weight is not healthy.

When I was young I had weight issues, but then I could just go out and work it off,
I have had the taunts from people about how I look and they were nasty and even from people very close to me. Not nice, my self-esteem went down with it. Used to loathe having my photo taken and that was when I was thinner than I am now. But I got over that one a couple of years ago, had my photo taken every day for 6 months and post it on facebook for the world to see the good, bad and ugly days. Now there are photos, and when my time comes to leave this earth for good, there will now be photos for the next generations to see me, fat and all. We are human.

Losing weight over the years has been tough, if I only had a $1.00 for every time I tried to lose weight I would be very well off. Haha.
I said the same with giving up smoking, but you know, I actually gave that up after many failed attempts . And now I am smoke free , so I can do the same with my weight.
So now it’s looking at better options for what I am eating. I have been out walking every day. Making sure that I clock 10,000 plus steps a day. And soon I hope to be back to running like I was the summer just past. I can do this.

This green smoothie is rather refreshing, I do not like frozen in banana or milk and ice in them. Just about every recipe I have read says to add all of those things. For me they just seem to clash.
Kale grows like a weed in my garden so I start thinking and think that I need to use more of this superfood. The pineapple was in the freezer, which added a refreshing taste to the smoothie.

See full recipe (and save and print it ) here

Green smoothie

Green smoothie

The smoothie ingredients

The smoothie ingredients

In the blender

In the blender

Looking yummy already in the kenwood blender

Looking yummy already in the kenwood blender

Half way to getting fully blended

Half way to getting fully blended

All chopped up

All chopped up

Green smoothie

Green smoothie

Green smoothie

Green smoothie

Green smoothie

Green smoothie

Nutrition info

Nutrition info

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