Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Going Green

The 7 Day Green Smoothie Challenge hosted by Peanut Butter runner (college friend) and Real Food Runner is 3 days in. (So much great inspiration!)

So how am I doing?

Great! Its really nice to have my breakfast planned. Otherwise I'd be grabbing a bagel or croissant from the cafe at work - which is starting to show up on my bottom half. What every girl dreams of, I know.

But I didn't join this to loose weight - I joined this to really get some control of my mornings.

Good thing is - Green Smoothies are good! And they don't taste much different from a regular smoothie, they just look different. It's kinda like the 'sneaky chef' concept. I get several servings of fruits and veggies right at the start of a hectic working mama's day. What do I have to loose really?

Day 1 - Recipe Fail. Won't even share it. Almost gave up. Looked at other blogs, got re-energized.
Day 2 - 2 cups loose spinach, 4 strawberries, 1/2 banana, 1/2 avacado, 1/2 cup almond milk. YUM! Dark green, but good.
Day 3 - 1/2 cucumber, 1/2 avacado, 1 cup loose spinach, 1 cup chopped pineapple, 1/2 banana, 1 packet Stevia. The cucumber really threw me off so I added the sweetener. This was better the longer it sat and the pineapple sugars came out. Bright Green!

I am planning on another iteration of this tomorrow. Then I am going to be brave and switch from spinach to kale. Or maybe even try the chocolate/banana version by Real Food Runner.... hmm..

So I challenge you to join us! What do you have to loose?


Mary said...

GET. IT. GURL. Yikes. I'm so proud. And so embarrassed by my less-than-healthy morning eats.

You just went right for it...I'm still working on figuring out how to cut sugar out of my coffee. And creamer. And caramel sauce. And the occasional simple syrup.

Jen said...

thank you so much for participating in the challenge. so happy that you tried something new and hope you enjoyed it!