I decided to join in on the Green Smoothie fun this year with Happy Foody. I was so excited this morning to get out my magic bullet and start blending! :) Starting today, august 17th thru september 17, is the Green Smoothie Challenge. One whole month of disciplining myself to make a nutritious smoothie each morning along with some other commitments. Ever since I cut out dairy from my diet I have been feeling sluggish trying to get enough calories and nutrients, and I definitely do not get enough greens in a day. So this was a perfect solution! The requirements are listed below to join in on the challenge. I actually added a few requirements of my own to jump start my day. Each morning I have my green smoothie along with a hard boiled egg and a carob- spirulina chunk for some energy. This morning I definitely felt a difference in my energy. So here are the requirements for the Green Smoothie Challenge...
- Drink at least 16 oz. of green smoothie per day (a quart would be even better!)
- Do some sort of activity every day. This could be an intense workout, or just dancing with your kids around the living room. It could be a 15 minute yoga session or a walk around the block.
- Add a green leafy salad to your lunch or supper (with light dressing…stay away from the creamier sauces).
- Stop drinking pop.
- Cut out all white sugar.
It's not too late to start. If it seems like too much of a commitment you could just do the smoothie...maybe not at breakfast, it might be easier in the evening. I will be changing up my smoothie recipe from day to day for some variety, and will share a few of my favorites along the way. Here is what I put in my smoothie today.
Power House Green Smoothie
- 1/2 a frozen banana
- 1/2 a pear
- 1/2 an orange
- 1 handful of baby spinach
- 1 tbsp. chia gel
- 1 tbsp. protein powder
- 1 tbsp. whole oats
There are so many ways to make your smoothie delish...check out Happy Foody for more information and encouragement. Let the fun begin!