On this blessed and beautiful Saturday morn, I opened my eyes and gave thanks to the Powers that Be. At a quick glimpse on the outskirts, I realized that there was fog in sight. I didn’t make that deter me from looking ahead. Ahead, there’s brilliant sunshine to kiss my chocolate cheeks.

So, like a true trooper I went to my kitchen. There, yours truly made an awesome concoction. It was made up of fresh black and strawberries. With a handful of parsley I made I drop in my standing blender. Added a generous squeeze of fresh Florida lemon and a cup of cool water.

Amazing black/strawberry/parsley smoothie
Amazing black/strawberry/parsley smoothie

With gusto I blended and made my smoothie ingredients fully acquainted. It was thick yet smooth and possessed just the right amount of natural sugar. I garnished with fresh strawberry and a sprig of mint. Then, it was time for a few close-ups. Within a few minutes, I devoured the fiber goodness I created. Me and my dear palate smiled knowing that we were satisfied.

Now, it was time to hit the speed walking trails. It didn’t take me much time to build up great speed. What do you know? I started a run. I took off quite rapidly and maintained speed.  Usain Bolt, the fastest man on planet earth couldn’t catch me. Well, it’s all in my head. I guess that’s the power of my smoothie.

Guys, I hope you have a wonderful and spectacular day. As always, be kind to your loved ones as well as your beautiful palates.


Guys, before you hit the malls and other shopping venues, make sure you have a satisfying protein meal like eggs, or fish. Guys, it’s the Christmas season, you know the lines are going to be long. A parking spot is another challenge to overcome. And, if and when the hungry pangs come calling your patience also goes out the door, quicker than the fastest man on earth, Usain Bolt.

Those yuletide songs will drive you crazy if your stomach is also doing its own thing. Be prepared! Take along a few healthy snacks that will provide energy and endurance for you and your loved ones. Energy bars are great. Grab a ziplock baggie and pack a few nuts, dried fruits, apples, etc. They make a world of difference. You’ll be  ‘jingling belling’ all the way with smiles on your face.