Staying healthy with a picky palette

As a girl with a fast metabolism and a picky palette, it’s hard for me to get the adequate nutrition that my body needs. After a not so pleasant doctor’s visit I decided it was  time to really change my diet and get serious about my health! Here’s how I’m staying healthy daily.

For as long as I can remember, I’ve been on the skinnier side, and although many people would see that as a blessing it was a MAJOR insecurity in my life. Wanting to fill out my frame, I started to eat every and anything in college. My diet consisted of double bacon cheeseburgers, Chinese food, quesadillas, chicken cheesesteaks with curly fries and subway! Not healthy in any way, but I was set on that diet because it kept my weight in the areas I wanted it to be.

Two years later, my body is kicking me for it, so I’m making this change. But with my picky palette that consists of sweet foods and carbs I really didn’t know how I was going to get all the nutrients I needed.

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My mom stumbled across a kale smoothie recipe that was packed with fruits and vegetables and surprisingly I love it. This recipe has several vitamins and nutrients, from the kale, which is filled with all the good stuff your immune system needs, to the spinach and fruits. I’m able to get a lot of what I need daily while satisfying my tastebuds.

Ooh, and on the days where I’m looking to get some extra protein (aka some extra weight to my thighs and butt) I add a spoonful of peanut butter. BEWARE it can make the Smoothie a little heavy so I would suggest eating  it between meals.

Kale, Spinach & Fruit Smoothie:

  • 1-1.5 cup of a kale and spinach mix
  • 1/2 cup of mixed fruits (mangos, peaches, pineapples and grapes)
  • 1 banana
  • 2 tablespoons of greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup of orange juice

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This smoothie (without the peanut butter) is very light. I usually have it with my breakfast. I’ve noticed that I have more energy throughout the day, my food is digesting better and my skin is fairly clear! You can always amend the recipe to your liking but trust me when I say I could drink these things everyday for the rest of my life! Let me know if you try this recipe.


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