I’m writing this from the grave because clearly I have died from not having any wine in four days. Or brownies. You know, the things that make the world go ’round.
It’s not so bad really this time around – this whole 21 Day Sugar Detox thing. I was actually feeling really great for the first three days and figured it was because I was following the recommended allowances for “athletes” and having 1 serving of fruit (split into two throughout the day) and a 1/2 sweet potato. My energy was good, my WODs weren’t suffering. And then today happened. OH TODAY.
I hit a wall. With my face. Nay, my whole body. I had no gas in my tank, no fuel in my engine, no go in my go-go boots. So I did with anyone who works from home would do in that situation. I chugged a liter of water, ate a handful of almonds, and took a nap on my lunchbreak. Having a futon in your office has its perks.
It started out bad. It was my fault, really. I didn’t set the alarm. I woke up late which means I didn’t get to shower and check email and stuff before the kids woke up. Which means I was trying to get three of us out of the house in an hour. What I’m saying is that it wasn’t pretty. To make things worse, I had two back-to-back appointments this morning (I’m going to CUT THIS FOOT RIGHT OFF) and no time to cook for myself. I managed a few minutes to make my new go-to Whole 30 compliant smoothie that has been saving my ass when I need something fast.
The avocado gives this smoothie a very milkshake-like consistency and the banana adds a little sweetness without adding too much sugar. If you use Pure protein (just 100% grassfed whey and stevia) or another brand of plain whey, you can throw some of that in for some added protein. I tossed a handful of spinach in this morning too. You can use the base recipe and move from there.
The reality is this doesn’t look pretty when it’s finished. It’s a brownish green color and well, that’s just yucky. But it’s packed full of good fat, protein, and a little fruit so it works well as a meal replacement on the go. It’s heart healthy, too.
Recipe: Avocado Chocolate “Milkshake”
- 1/2 c. crushed ice
- 1 tsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/2 banana
- 1/2 avocado
- 1-2 tsp. raw almond butter
- small handful of raw baby spinach (optional)
- 5-8 drops liquid stevia (optional)
- 1-2 c. unsweetened chocolate almond milk
- Place all items in blender or Magic Bullet.
- Use more or less almond milk (from 1-2 c.) depending on the consistency you prefer.
- Blend well.