|6.5 mile smoothie ingredients|
I am tired.... beat... and my feet are really sore. Recovering from the 6.5 mile hike is only the half of it. My stomach is recovering from a quick, on the way to our destination nacho plate. Yes, I said Nacho Plate. It was 7 pounds of beans, cheese, chips, salsa, chilies and a whole lot of other do-dads. I just skimmed the surface of that monster, and now I am paying for it, several hours later. I should have opted for the soup and salad.
Note to self: When on vacation... stick to your safe diet, no matter how big the temptation. And do not expect belly to feel happy while hiking for 3 hours in the hot sun, up and down cliffs after eating something like the 7 lb. nacho plate.
I will stop whining. The walk today was gorgeous....stunning. Beautiful to stretch the body's limits. Thankful for the fresh air around me. Thanking my body as it made it's way up and down the rough cliffs of Devil's lake. Amazing flora. Gentle gurgling creeks, wildflowers in full bloom. Simply serene.
|the colors on this flower are delicious|
Now for the recovery.
- Hot Shower
- Make smoothie because there is nothing else at this point that your tummy could handle.
I ran in the kitchen door took a hot shower with my favorite sandalwood soap. Showers have to smell good too! I quickly slipped into comfy clothes and my pink slippers. Then my husband offered to help me whip up a smoothie. He was suffering from post-burger-hike syndrome like me. Glad we were on the same page for supper.
6.5 mile smoothie for two
- pint of raspberries, fresh or frozen
- 2 giant TBS raw almond butter
- 1/8 pineapple
- 1 nectarine
- 1 apricot
- 2 giant TBS Artisana Coconut Butter....mmmmm soo dreamy
- 1.5 cups water
- lots of greens...1/2 pound. Use local and organic if possible. This lucky smoothie was privy to Harmony Valley Salad Mix.... they are one of the pioneers in CSA.
Blend up, add some ice for drama. Throw in a straw. Sit back with your feet up and watch a good movie.♥♥♥
p.s. We just came back from a week long R&R in sunny Florida. Inspired by all of the key lime pies I tested, I will be whipping up a key lime, raspberry layered pound cake for a family gathering on Friday.... I can't wait!