Wednesday, June 30, 2010

the 6.5 mile smoothie... I'm tired

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.
  1. Hot Shower
  2. 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
  1. pint of raspberries, fresh or frozen
  2. 2 giant TBS raw almond butter
  3. 1/8 pineapple
  4. 1 nectarine
  5. 1 apricot
  6. 2 giant TBS Artisana Coconut Butter....mmmmm soo dreamy
  7. 1.5 cups water
  8. 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!


  1. Wow, Miss Megan! Good idea for using greens. I have sooo many salad greens in my garden I want to catch before they all bolt!

  2. Yummy smoothie, and I want to kick back and watch a great movie, love watching movies and

  3. @ adventures yes. the smoothie helped loads... and Miss Gigi.... I am your first follower! love that... can't wait to see what you write! @ CC - yummy smoothie and yes, kick back and watch a movie. I ended up being too tired to do much, I basically flopped into bed.

  4. Oh my goodness, I completely agree about sticking to your safe diet while on vacation, you always end up feeling 'blah' if you don't! That smoothie looks killer good! I'm going to have to try it. Have you tried pureed soups, like the TJ Red Pepper and Tomato? It's perfect for nursing back a sad tummy after anything!

  5. Sounds like a yummy and refreshing smoothie! You are making feel like having one now.

  6. Maren - I will head over to TJ's and try it. I have not tried that one. Yumm... I am in love with my Vitamix, so I should try the soups. Great idea!


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