What’s in a Bowl?

09 Jan What’s in a Bowl?

smoothie-in-a-bowlFood for the body. Food for the mind. Perfect combo.

The usual food: a nutritious smoothie made with frozen berries, whey protein powder, flax mill, tiny scoop of glutamine, and unsweetened almond milk, all blenderized just a bit to preserve a chunky, chewy texture. Excellent recovery food recipe.  Mmmmm…practical and delicious

The unusual presentation: today my smoothie made its way into this ‘pretty’ handcrafted pottery bowl. Earthy in  feel and relaxing in its blue colour, this sturdy little handleless container had been recently given to me by a friend. Excellent to see and even better to hold. Mmmmm…pretty remarkable

Did I enjoy my smoothie more than usual? Yes

Did I have a quiet chuckle re my silliness? Yes

Did I feel moments of gratitude for the good friend who gave me the bowl? Yes

Changing an ingrained habit with willpower can be difficult. Make it easier.

Plate your food and let your eyes help. Why? Why not? It makes a difference.

What strategies do you use to increase the ‘curb appeal’ of your food? Would love to hear from you.

  • Robert Fraser
    Posted at 21:53h, 09 January Reply

    Wrap in bacon ;-). Place beside a refreshing beer.

    • Linda Jones
      Posted at 15:30h, 10 January Reply

      Good one. Might not suit everyone Robert but a little protein and flavour from the bacon might add appeal for the meat lover/paleo fans out there. And beer? Well rehydration and a few carbs potentially fits the post-recovery menu after a tough workout. Breakfast fare? Hmmm, interesting thought.

  • arlen curtis
    Posted at 04:01h, 10 January Reply

    I guess you could say “oh what a bowl I had”

    • Linda Jones
      Posted at 15:14h, 10 January Reply

      Like that, a lot, Arlen. Works to have ‘fun’ whenever we can. Your sense of humour brightens the day.Thanks.

  • Nancy Villeneuve
    Posted at 21:55h, 10 January Reply

    Love that you used a bowl from a friend. I have a sunflower mug from a friend that I love to use and when I do I pause to be grateful for our long lasting friendship.

    • Linda Jones
      Posted at 22:07h, 10 January Reply

      Thanks Nancy. Friends make such a difference in our lives and having little things like a ‘sunflower mug’ to bring happy thoughts of that friendship into our day, well, that is the best.

  • Joan
    Posted at 15:30h, 16 January Reply

    These are excellent- a great treat without overindulging.
    Thanks for sharing Linda

    • Linda Jones
      Posted at 16:32h, 26 January Reply

      You are welcome Joan. Enjoying our food is such an important part of life, at least it is for me. And I’m sure you agree that when we enjoy our food it feels satisfying to the body and the mind.

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