This morning, I awoke from an oddly restful sleep during which my left foot was iced and elevated due to a yoga-induced (I think) sprain. Also this morning, I craved something sweet and substantial. Because I’ve dedicated myself to eating exactly what I want, when I want, I spent several minutes deciding what foods would truly satisfy me. Peanut butter came to mind…maybe something smooth and refreshing…sugar of course.
I concocted this recipe several months ago, and used dates instead of honey as the sweetener. At the time my new purchase of a bag of dates thrilled me, so I used them any chance I could. But I think using honey (as specified in the recipe) created a more even sweetness and smoother texture. I love my dates, but in this smoothie, honey triumphs.
After my first sip, I knew I chose my breakfast wisely. I gave my body exactly what it wanted, an action that builds confidence and self-trust. Once again, I was reminded of food’s healing properties.
Mad props to Joy for writing this recipe. And to myself for making it. And reveling in it.