You are welcome!! And the main thing is that you do get quickly back on track. Some people get off track and never get back on. When I first started the smoothies, a few days without would begin to show up on my face too, and I'd always quickly get back into my routine. It becomes a habit after a while. This is my favorite recipe lately, and it's low-glycemic as well...thought I'd share!:
* handful of spinach or kale
* one scoop plant-based protein powder by Garden of Life (optional).
* 1/3rd to 1/2 bag frozen berries
* one squirt of honey
* one to two tbs cocoa powder
* 1/3 can coconut milk
* about 1 cup water
How about a weighted hula hoop? Hehe! It's really fun, and you can watch TV while you use it! I have a really cute one--mine only weighs 1 lb I think. A mini-trampoline is great as well for indoors, and if you get one with bungee cords (Bellicon or JumpSport), you can easily watch TV while you bounce, because they're so quiet.
I'm glad you found kale!! Yay!! And no worries--it's good to hear how you're doing!
No problem! If you look a few posts up, you'll find an article, but you might also check out The best blenders for summertime smoothies. It says, "For a well-rounded machine that won't break the bank, consider the top-rated Ninja Master Prep Professional QB1004, $60. It does practically everything well, including smoothies and icy drinks, and it's also very quiet. Its brand mate, the Ninja Professional NJ600, also delivers excellent versatility for $100."
You may not get as smooth of a smoothie with the cheaper blenders, but they'll still get the job done. I used a very vintage VitaMix when I started that would leave little chunks of lettuce, but it still produced smoothies that got results!
I hope you're able to find a blender soon and get started! Have fun!
Edited by *`*~ABG Fairy~*`*, 06 July 2013 - 05:04 PM.