Cyclists are constantly seeking ways to make our feather-light bikes just a little bit lighter and faster. Even if your bike only weighs 17 lbs, you'll lay down a big wad of money to shave off another few ounces, and maybe get it down to 16.5.
Well, how about making the cyclist a little lighter and faster? That's been my focus lately. I'm thinking I can drop more than just a few ounces, too.
Part of what I'm doing to get lighter is that I'm eating differently. I've started drinking my vegetables.
My mother-in-law suggested we try this green smoothie recipe. I think it was introduced a couple of years ago by Dr. Oz. You know, the wizard.
So, we've been giving it a try...a half glass in the morning. One look at the ingredients will tell you that this is some seriously healthy stuff; high in fiber and vitamins, low in calories.
It takes some effort just to chop up all the fresh vegetables and fruit, then you mash it up in a blender for a while. I'm not convinced it really qualifies as a smoothie, however. It's still a bit gritty and grassy-tasting.
But you know, now that a few of those stubborn pounds have suddenly fallen off, this stuff doesn't taste half bad!