Monday, June 15, 2009

What I ate

Today has been quite a good day. Weekdays usually are, thank goodness.

Green Smoothie - 4 points
2 Arnold Select Sandwich Thins - 2 points
2 Laughing cow cheese wedges - 2 points
Tomato, cucumber, lettuce - 0 points
1 tsp olive oil - 1 point
cabbage - 0 points
1 1/4 oz turkey smoked sausage - 1 point
1 cup rice - 4 points
Weight Watchers fudgesicle - 1 point
1 cup skim milk - 2 points
1 tsp cocoa powder - 0 points
2 tsp sugar - 2 points
1 multivitamin

Total points - 19

When I eat pretty much the same thing every day, I find my points are really streamlined. For example, when I start the day with a green smoothie, it takes care of 2-3 fruits and at least 1, usually 2 veggies. So this one breakfast drink can take care of my quota of fruits and veggies for the day. Whoot! =) Any other veggies after that are brownie points and gold stars. =) Plus, it tastes amazing and fills me up for a good few hours.

Green Smoothie
1/2 cup orange juice
1/2 cup homemade yoghurt
3 frozen strawberries
1/2 banana
fill the rest of the blender up with spinach.
Blend thoroughly. Drink. Enjoy.

Homemade yoghurt
The first time you make this, purchase a small container (1/2-1 cup) of plain yoghurt. Make sure you get one with no additives and all the good bacteria. After this first time, save out 1/2-1 cup of your homemade yoghurt and use it as the base.

Pour 1/2 gallon 2% milk into a crockpot and heat on low for 3 hours.
Turn it off for 3 hours.
Spoon out a cup or two of the warm milk and mix it really well with the plain yoghurt.
Pour it back into the crockpot, and put the lid back on.
Wrap a bathtowel really well around the crockpot.
Leave for at least 8 hours, or overnight.

Ta Da! Homemade yoghurt. It's plain, so there's no sugar or nasty stuff in it. It's very mild and creamy. You can blend it with fruit, use it in place of sour cream in recipes, or stick it in your green smoothie to make it yummy and creamy, and to give yourself a shot of the good bacteria and calcium.

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