Can I tell you something? I have not been on my best behavior when it comes to my diet during the holiday season. It all started with Halloween and I just couldn’t put down the cookies or candy after that. I must admit with all the savory and sweet treats. I did over indulge during the season and put on a few pounds. Did any of you have the same problem?
I don’t feel guilty about the weight gain at all. That’s because I did a lot of cardio and yoga (still attempting my handstand)! Now it’s time to clean up my diet and get back to eating balance and nutritious meals. I am not saying it’s going to be easy but I am determine to shed some holiday weight.
I still have a few bags of cranberries left and some left over pumpkin puree. The best way to add veggies and fruits to your diet is drinking smoothies. This was a refreshing treat, the tartness of the berries and the flavor of the pumpkin make this smoothie a delightful meal.
Pumpkin and Cranberry Smoothie Recipe:
1 cup cranberries
1 cup pumpkin puree
1 packet stevia
2 cups milk (I used almond)
Recipe Directions: Set aside two cups and add ice. In a blender blend pumpkin and cranberries; add banana and stevia. Blend until all the ingredients are incorporated. Slowly add milk to the blender and blend until the mixture becomes creamy. Place in cups and serve.