Since I have not had a single drop of soda in almost four whole weeks (yay!) I have been experimenting a lot with sweet drink alternatives. For breakfast lately (which is closer to lunch because I wake up around noon..) I've been making all sorts of smoothies. Don't let the similar colors above fool you, they're all pretty different. I went to Publix and stocked up on frozen fruit-- mangos, cherries, blueberries, strawberries, raspberries and peaches. Since then I've been mixing them with oatmeal, bananas, flax seed oil, vanilla & strawberry flavored protein, milk and wheatgrass depending on the taste/benefit I'm going for. I hope to perfect this oatmeal thing soon by making a smoothie that actually tastes like the buttery, cinnamon-y, brown sugar-y concoction I used to make, minus all the butter, sugar and otherwise unhealthiness. I also recently tried the Kellogg protein water mix in strawberry kiwi flavor and it's pretty good! It has 5 grams of protein and fiber, so it's pretty filling in addition to tasting good.
In other news, I went to the Orthopaedic Center today and learned that I can safely run the Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon without fear of permanently damaging my knee! I certainly won't be going for a PR this time due to this lapse in training, but hopefully with physical therapy I will be able to compete without pain. Bring on the ice packs!