Tuesday, June 8, 2010

His secret ingredient

I have to admit that I am a health-food addict. I'm not crazy psycho about it, but I do love it.

Whole grains, black beans, quinoa, red peppers, and spinach speak to my heart. My mom calls my recipes 'weird' and 'different'. :) They're actually really yummy, but don't typically include cream of chicken soup. I try to limit eating dessert to once a week- I make myself EARN those suckers!

Most mornings I'll make a smoothie for breakfast- the ingredient list:

Organic, nonfat, plain yogurt
Pure orange juice
Frozen strawberries
And protein powder if I'm feeling extra wild

It has taken some time, but I have been able to teach Lane this very complicated recipe. I have entrusted my breakfast to him a little at a time, and some mornings he will take over the breakfast-creating responsibilities.

This morning I went out for a run and before I left he told me that he would make our smoothies while I was gone.

This is how it went down:

I come back in huffing and puffing, grab the waiting beauty of a smoothie out of the fridge excited to replenish my body with some healthy strong stuff.

I get about halfway through and look over at The Boy who is grinning ear to ear.

Me: That make me nervous... What?

L: How's your smoothie?

Me: Delicious...

L: I put a secret in there... ICE CREAM! A couple scoops of it! Isn't it great!

I have no words for this. Apparently we still need to work on what exactly does, and does not qualify as a health food.


  1. Ha ha. Well at least it was a good surprise and not something you can really complain about. Still, sounds like he needs to go over the ingredients one more time.

  2. Too funny! I guess it could have been worse. I can't even imagine what my husband would put into my smoothie. Maybe you should tape the recipe to the blender.

  3. Yeah, me and Lane would get along like peas and carrots. :)

  4. lol! This is too funny:)

    I'm new to your blog and look forward to reading more! Love meeting other army wives!

  5. oh I am laughing. I understand you though, I love to eat healthy too. It is so much more satisfying! =)

  6. lol I used to tease my friend that I had my own "protein shakes" fat free ice cream, fat free milk and a ton of peanut butter. Not exactly healthy! haha Sounds like your husband and I are on the same page. (Although I normally do try and eat healthy)