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Easing into 2022...."smoothie-ly"

Perhaps posting this at the stroke of midnight as we rang out 2021 and auld lang syned in 2022 would have been more appropriate timing. Or in the early morning of day #1 to start the new year with strict resolution. But I like to ease into the new year--like my mornings, with a snooze, get a 5-minute warning to savor much-needed cuddles before I go about my day. That’s why I’ve posted this on the Monday after New Year's Day. (I’m reasonable and non-judgmental 😊)

Seems cliche, yes, but starting anew as we reset the year is a good thing. What’s bad is setting goals that are unattainable. Most of the time we set ourselves up for failure by picking goals that are virtually impossible to reach.

“I will eat a whole pizza in one sitting" (well, somedays I think I can accomplish this task, but for the sake of this argument let's agree that it's hard to eat a whole pizza at one sitting)

What we should be doing is setting smaller attainable goals that we can accomplish.

Some days those accomplishments are just getting out of bed. Some days brushing your teeth and showering are good add-ons. But there are those days that we can accomplish all we set out to do- and those days make us realize we can do just about anything we desire. It's trying to convince ourselves of our abilities when we can't muster the energy to even get out of bed...the big stuff.

Imagine your resolution list as that whole pie. Let's start with one slice. (one resolution) BELIEVE you can complete the task. When we finish that slice, can we eat more? (a second resolution, a more challenging continuation of resolution #1) Make your intentions ROUTINE. Don't do anything else that day until you take time for your resolution--whatever that may be. Soon enough it will become part of your every day. START sooner rather than later. Most of us cannot finish a whole pie in one night. But over time, we may be able to consume the entire pizza and maybe accomplish our resolution goals. We accomplished our goal day by day. And by doing so we can see our progress as the weeks go on.

It's a process.

It WILL take time.

It won’t be easy.

But it can be accomplished.

How you speak to yourself matters. Be positive but also realistic. You can do whatever you set out to do.

Did you know?

2022 most popular resolutions

  1. exercise more

  2. lose weight

  3. get organized

  4. learn a new skill or hobby

  5. live life to the fullest

We can start with small steps and work our way towards our goals of eating that whole pizza. (*Disclaimer, I do not recommend trying to eat a whole pizza at one meal)

May the new year bring new hopes, new promises, and new reasons to celebrate your presence in this world.

Happy New Year!

Thanks for being here with me.

It's always fun when you're around!

And now, the two cliche smoothies that can be used as supplements or meal replacements. They will help you energize your body with wholesome ingredients as you begin your new year "resoluting".

(yes, I know, it's not a word--yet! wink wink)

Blueberry Kale Smoothie


1 cup frozen blueberries

1 cup non-dairy milk (or whatever kind of milk you prefer)

1 Tablespoon peanut butter (or whatever kind of nut butter you prefer)

1 scoop of your favorite chocolate protein powder. I use Sakara Metabolism Super Powder 1 cup fresh greens, like kale or spinach

What to Do

Combine all ingredients into blender. Mix well. Serve immediately.

Avocado Mango Smoothie


1 1/2 cups frozen mango chunks (fresh is ok too, but i prefer the frozen temperature and convenience of the frozen mango)

1 avocado, seeded and scooped out of skin, ( I really like Avocados from Mexico )

1 packed cup of spinach or kale leaves

1 cup plant-based milk (or regular milk)

1/4 cup orange juice

1/2 cup coconut water (regular water will work, but it has no nutritional value)

2 t. raw honey

Combine all ingredients into blender. Mix well. Serve immediately.

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