“Hand me the yoghurt!”
“I want some cheese.”
“Where is my smoothie?”
These are thoughts that now enter my mind on a daily basis. For I am the Dairy Queen…
I am happy to say that I have become accustomed to eating three serves of dairy a day. I really feel like I have developed a healthy dairy habit. These days we tend to think of habits in a negative sense – giving up bad habits like smoking, or creating bad habits like skipping workouts. Not this time.
A little over two weeks ago, I challenged myself to eat more dairy and reach my recommended dietary intake (RDI) for calcium every day for two weeks. You can read about my journey here, links 1, 2 and 3. I completed my two weeks on Friday 10th September, and have found it really easy to maintain my new habit.
Over the course of my Calcium Quest, I fell short of my RDI on two days. I don’t think that is bad at all, if I do say so myself. Having a healthy diet is all about consistency. If the bulk of your diet is full of wholesome, natural, healthy food, then you are doing really well. Every now and then having a hot fudge sunday or some pizza is completely fine…and delicious…ok, now I want a sundae 😉
Back to my Calcium Quest, I really do enjoy including three dairy serves each day. I find myself craving dairy if I have not had some by mid-morning. This week I have had to travel interstate for work. What was the first thing I bought to stock up the fridge in my accommodation?…some vaalia yoghurt and cheese slices! I have turned into a Dairy Queen! And I wear my crown with pride…
Being away from home this week has meant, however, that I find myself without my beloved blender. I am pretty sure that my body is going through smoothie withdrawals as I type. So, please excuse me as I indulge in a bit of smoothie nostalgia. On Friday, I made myself a smoothie for breakfast. I simply had to share it with you, as it was the most darling, pastel shade of baby pink.
Raspberry and Banana Smoothie
Made with 1/2 a banana, 1/2 cup frozen raspberries, 200g vanilla yoghurt and 1/2 cup milk.
I also made wholegrain sourdough toast, with natural peanut butter and the other half of the banana. I love this combination, and it was delicious, as always. Together with the smoothie, it made for an incredibly scrumptious and nutritious breakfast.
I am really embracing my new title of Dairy Queen, and endeavour to reign over my smoothie subjects with gusto and consistency. Now, hand me my yoghurt…