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Jan
10

Dreamy Creamsicle – in a glass

Yummmmm.  We’ll get to that in a moment.

But first, I must comment on the tragedy that happened over the weekend in Tucson, Arizona.  Although this is a blog about fitness and healthy eating, it’s still my blog and I feel I must comment on what happened.  I hope you won’t find this too preachy or political, that is not my intent.

I just want to say that my thoughts and prayers are with Rep. Giffords, the 18 others who were shot in a parking lot on Saturday, and their loved-ones.  My prayers are also with the gunman because it must be awful to live with that much hatred, spiritual discord and, I’m guessing, mental disturbance.  It stuns my mind when I try to think why this happened.  To quote Pima County Sheriff Dupnik, “this is no longer the country that most of us grew up in.”  Let’s not be saddened today and forget about it tomorrow.  Let’s not stand by and be passive when people spew hate and incend violence.  That’s all I wanted to say.  Thank you for listening.

After a beautiful warm and sunny Saturday, Sunday turned cold and rainy.  Our plans for a Sunday bike ride had to be canceled. Instead of getting outside for a ride, I headed to the gym for a treadmill run (yuck).  I powered through 45 mins. of speed intervals.  I don’t often do speed intervals cause I really don’t like it, but I was pleased to find that my “fast” intervals are now significantly faster than they used to be.  Also, my recovery intervals are faster.  That made me happy.

After a lunch of vegetable soup I was still a bit hungry so I made myself a Creamsicle Smoothie which was loosely based on a recipe Angela at Oh She Glows posted.  I made enough changes that I’m going to post my version of the recipe.  I’m sure Angela’s version is far better and you can find it here.

Dreamy Creamsicle Smoothie — makes 2 large servings

(Adapted from Oh She Glows)

  • 1 large banana (mine was not frozen, but use frozen if you have it)
  • 1/2 avocado (mine was frozen)
  • 2 clementines, peeled (3 would have been better, I think)
  • 1/3 cup lite coconut milk (cause that’s all I had left)
  • 2/3 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 tsp. almond extract
  • ice (handful or so)

Throw everything into your blender (Vitamix works best) and blend away.  The avocado was added for extra creaminess and it worked.  I didn’t add any sweetener like Angela did because I’m not used to drinking sweet smoothies.  Use your judgment on sweetener (Angela used a medjool date to sweeten her mix.)

4 comments

  1. thehealthyapron says:

    I appreciate that you took time out to think of those from Arizona! We were just talking about that on lunch and how tragic that whole mess was. So so sad.

    1. Elizabeth @ RunWithSneakers says:

      Painful for everyone, all around.

  2. Lee says:

    The AZ thing is so sad.

    1. Elizabeth @ RunWithSneakers says:

      My heart breaks.

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