Tuesday, October 26, 2010

A Food Blogger's Tummy Isn't Invincible, Have A Regroup Smoothie

I'm a foodie and I'm a blogger.  This means I cook, taste, sample, peruse, touch, smell and enjoy a lot of food, sometimes more than I should.  This means that as happy as food makes my stomach, it can also cause my stomach a great deal of anger and pain.  I think most food bloggers hit this point.  A point in which we must must regroup and cleanse the system of sauces, fats, meats, creams and carbs...

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Recently, I've been especially gluttonous in the name of food.  I've eaten fried deliciousness at the NC State Fair and perhaps a whole pig at Restaurant Three's Week O' Bacon...all in a week in the name of my blog and food, but that has consequences.  So this week I've decided to apologize to my stomach and focus on eating as clean as possible.


In addition to eating a great deal of vegetables and fish during this period of recuperation, I've also been drinking a ton of smoothies and given my stomach's recent suffering I created a smoothie with a variety of tummy calming elements to get back to top tasting shape, I call it the "Regroup Smoothie".  My Regroup Smoothie is made from:  Ginger--aids in digestion and treats stomach unrest, the Chinese have been on to this for centuries, catch up;  Mangoes--high in fiber, this tropical fruit helps...um, move things along in your digestive track, same goes for bananasYogurt--you've seen the commercials with the downward pointing arrow, so I won't go on...and last but not least Sparkling Water--the carbonation helps settle grumbley guts. 



This smoothie is amazing! It's sweet and tropical tasting, but has a nice kick thanks to the ginger and the carbonation isn't overpowering, just a slight fizz. I drank this last night with my dinner of vegetable lo mein and I think my stomach is already happier so it will be making more appearances this week.  I feel a lot less heavy than I've felt in a while, so a yummy success! So food bloggers, passionate eaters, and people with angry bellies I ask you to make a Regroup Smoothie before you develop a TUMS addiction or writhe about in pain and regret.

Regroup Smoothie:
recipe yields 1.5 L or 3, 6 oz servings

The Goods:

1.5-2 cups of ice
1/2 cup of vanilla yogurt
1 cup of  frozen mangos
1/2 banana
1/2 cup of sparkling water
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoons of ginger, adjust to your personal preference.  Remember, more ginger means more kick so be careful!

The Deed:

Toss all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.  Garnish with additional mango and enjoy, your stomach will thank you!

End Note: When I finished this post I realized that I sound like a total fatty who never eats fruits and vegetables.  I do eat vegetation, I adore it in fact, I just have not been very good to myself in the pursuit of oddities (insert Krispy Kreme burger, fried snickers, bacon explosion, and bacon vodka here) these past few weeks.  Also, I'm not doing some diet, a scheme, or a frou frou cleanse (all that stuff is lame in my opinion), this is a long overdue apology to my body as I begin to feel the effects of my eating habits of the past few days.

4 comments:

  1. This is the best non-lame regroup I've seen! It sounds so refreshing and I'm loving the color!

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  2. Geez! I need to make one of those smoothies. Sounds like you were at the state fair since you mentioned the Krispy Kreme burger thing. I never would try that. Blech!

    My hubby got on my case yesterday because I've been eating the Rolaids like candy. I guess I need to take it easy but it's so hard when you're a foodie, isn't it?

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