and I don’t make particular plans cos they don’t matter, if you keep on foolin in bed with my sleeping patterns

I’ve been thinking lately that I’m really not that healthy or good to my body. Leaving aside all my sporting injuries and physical problems that I need to work on, I don’t think that I eat particularly well, nor are my lifestyle habits any good. You could almost say that I eat too well, meaning I love, loove meat (steak!!!) and my favourite green-type-food happens to be spinach, which is also high in protein. This is not a bad thing at all, but I’ve decided that I really need to balance things out.

Like many people my age, I sleep too late or too little altogether, drink too much, and eat too much bad food at very bad hours. So my first step towards encouraging myself to have a better breakfast regularly, was that I went out and invested in a decent blender. I got one on sale for $113.99 which was down from $189.99 — it’s one of those ones with a solid glass jug and the ability to crush ice efficiently. I then went to the supermarket and green grocer for supplies, and went home to make this smoothie:

I put in: yoghurt, almonds, frozen berries, nectarine, granny smith apple, banana and a tiny bit of ice. It’s a lot cheaper than the $5-7 that cafes charge for a smoothie and undoubtedly healthier as I didn’t add in any extra sugar or flavouring powder.

The boy has also ordered some organic goji berries, cacao powder and mesquite powder to usher towards us healthier diets. I know this all sounds a bit overboard, but I could never have the discipline to turn into one of those “clean eating” people (in fact, what exactly is “clean eating”?!). I just want to make sure that I at least eat something healthy every day to make up for my other unhealthy habits that are lot harder to kick.

I also couldn’t help but try my hand at making a soup, since I wanted to see my blender’s “puree” function in action. Considering I’ve never tried to make soup before, I think the results were pretty good for someone that literally made up the “recipe”. In case you hadn’t noticed already, I tend to make things up as I go…

I used: two large carrots, a whole bag of stalked spinach, chicken stock powder, a bit of water, five pieces of toast crumbed in, and obviously salt and pepper. I pan-fried a small amount of chicken with garlic, and towards the end I threw in a small amount of sliced salami to give the smell a bit of a kick. If I wasn’t so full from my smoothie, I would already but gulping this stuff down by the spoonful because it’s good!

This has turned into a bit of a “how lazy, unhealthy students kid themselves into thinking they’re eating healthy”-post, but hopefully I can eat like this more often. And go to the gym! The rowing machine is waiting for me again.


  1. Kristine June 24, 2013

    I always thought that I would be miserable if ever I reverted to clean eating, but when I started to feel energetic and my brain fog started to disappear, I realized clean eating was the reason I felt better.

    I think as long as you’re making the big effort to eat better by increasing your vegetables, you will greatly benefit from that.

    I actually just bought the Ninja Master Prep Professional for $50 so I can use it when I leave home for graduate school. I’m excited to use the blender for all the awesome breakfast smoothies I plan to make.

  2. Jessica June 25, 2013

    I agree with Kristine totally. As long as you are making improvements in your life, then your body will be grateful and reward you. I personally have noticed that I feel sluggish, tired, etc. when I eat certain foods but maybe that’s just me. Best of luck! :D

  3. Manda June 25, 2013

    I’ve been trying to eat more healthier lately, too. I’ve been incorporating lots more spinach in my diet (love spinach!) as well as fresh fruits. Strawberries are in season, and they’re my favorite, so I’ve been snacking on them like crazy :D

  4. Erin Nicole June 26, 2013

    I need to eat better as well. I plan on cooking for myself more and everything before I move out as I don’t cook for myself unless it is noodles. That is all I eat noodles and starches. Not good at all but that is all I WANT to eat. I just don’t want to eat any other good foods.

  5. Stephanie June 26, 2013

    This is exactly how my mom gets my brother to eat fruit! :P It’s great, isn’t it?


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