This is probably my first post in 2 years? Terrible, I know. But you can thank my stick blender for my comeback :) Yes, my stick blender :)
I bought a stick blender yesterday (for R120) and while I am definitely delayed in acquiring this awesome utensil, I may be slightly obsessed with it. I absolutely love smoothies, which probably stems from my love for fruit. Summer..smoothies..same thing really. I’m also excited to use this little guy to make soup in winter :) Best buy if you ask me.
Why is my stick blender relevant to you? It probably isn’t. But it got me thinking…
Convenience is everything these days, isn’t it? Time is limited. We’re willing to put convenience above our health :O I don’t think I’m exaggerating. After a busy of work, and then gym and then some other meeting, when you run into the store to grab something for dinner you would probably be more concerned about how long it needs to be in the microwave or oven for than how many grams of sodium it contains. What about the days you don’t even run into the store? Why get out of the car when you could just drive-thru…
Most of the time we don’t read the ingredient list, and what do all those words really mean anyway? Even when you’re getting supposedly healthy foods or healthy shakes or drinks, do you really know what it’s made of? Probably not.
You could opt for the grilled chicken burger and get more creamy mayo than your body knows how to deal with or go for the “healthy” cooked veg made with generous amounts of salt, sugar and butter. According to a recent article, you could order a peanut butter smoothie and consume more calories than a double bacon and cheese burger. The only way you can make sure all these unnecessary things aren’t added to your food is to DIY.
While I can’t add any hours to the day, I will tell you something very cliche and not at all profound: You only have one body, watch what you put into it. Prioritize your health and your nutrition and make time for it. Cook your own food so you know what you’re eating. Maybe that means waking up a little earlier to prepare something for lunch so you don’t have to buy anything, or start with dinner prep so there’s less work to do when you get home.
All of your other investments don’t mean much if you don’t invest in your health.
Health and happiness :)