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March 20, 2011


Last night, Michael and I went on a double date with our friends Rob and Julie to Maria Bonita Cantina & Grill for some Mexican food.  I dressed up and wore the new skirt that I purchased earlier in the day at Banana Republic.  It is so cute and flirty.  I couldn’t resist!  (FYI- mine is patterned, but I think it is only sold in stores)

Anyway, the food was really good and so was the company. 🙂

Yesterday afternoon, I had a green smoothie…again.  I’m on such a green smoothie kick.  They are so energizing and refreshing!

My body has been craving these things lately, so I’ve been delivering the green goods.  With Lupus, my immune system tends to be on the weaker side which is part of the reason why these smoothies are so beneficial to me.  The kale, spinach, and flaxseed that I add to them increase my levels of prebiotics- nondigestible food components that selectively stimulate the growth of good bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract.

In short, these green suckers are my immunity booster!!

This morning, Michael and I went to Panera for breakfast.  We both wore shorts and froze our booties off.  Unfortunately, the weather is looking a little gloomy, but I’ve been spoiled enough with beautiful weather I guess. 😉

Gloomy weather always makes me feel like baking, so I’m signing off to make Sweet Potato Pudding. Stayed tuned for the results and the recipe!

Question of the day: what foods do you eat for energy/immunity-boosting purposes?

Enjoy your day!

  1. March 20, 2011 2:14 PM

    That skirt IS very cute and spring-like! Don’t you love when we can start putting away the heavier clothes?

    I haven’t had a green smoothie in almost a week. Hmmmm…that might be why I’ve been feeling kind of cranky!

    • March 20, 2011 7:11 PM

      Thank you! It was so much fun to wear and definitely made me long for spring clothes!

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