I made it through my first day of no caffeine but if I had known how difficult it was going to be I might have thought twice about it. I felt like my head weighed 1000 pounds and at one point I thought I was going to toss my cookies. It is really alarming to realize how dependent my body is on caffeine so I’m going to try my best to stay away from it for the next 30 days. The one thing I am struggling with is what to replace it with. You see it’s not coffee that I have a problem with, it’s Diet Dr Pepper. I have been drinking diet sodas since I was 10 years old and I know that I am going to miss it terribly, much more than cookies, candy and ice cream. I’m just going to take it one day at a time and try to retrain my palate as much as possible.
So in that spirit I thought I would share seven of my favorite smoothie recipes with you in the coming week. I’m finding that I love to have a smoothie first thing in the morning, it comes together quickly, is low in calories and a great way to get you to your recommended five servings of fruit and vegetables a day. This cantaloupe smoothie is sweet and refreshing, I was lucky enough to freeze some beautiful melon that I picked up this summer so I just throw a few frozen cubes into the blender. Hope you enjoy it!
cucumber cantalope and mint smoothie
- 1/2 small english cucumber peeled and chopped
- 2 cups cantaloupe peeled and chopped
- 1 cup pear juice
- 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
- 1/4 cup fresh mint or basil leaves
Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth