Thursday, September 6, 2012

Back To School Green Smoothie Challenge: Day 4

Whew. I would say Thursdays are my 'long day,' but lately every day has been a long day. I haven't been home before 8pm all week.

Tonight I taught RIPPED and Cycle. Therefore, I am beat.

When I woke up this morning, I was craving EGGS. Yes. I heart eggs.

So, instead of a green smoothie, I had an egg/egg white scramble with fresh spinach and tomato, honeydew melon on the side. It was great.

If you are curious (you know you are), for lunch I had leftover Spinach and Cheese Quinoa Casserole and some grapes.

How to Pronounce 'Quinoa'


My snack this afternoon was a peanut butter flavored Protein Fit South Beach Bar.

In between teaching classes this evening I had a banana.

I decided to have my smoothie as dinner tonight after I got home from teaching.

It's kind of green...

Ingredients:
-Unsweetened Almond Milk
-Orange Juice
-Fresh Spinach
-Frozen Banana
-Frozen Strawberries
-Skippy Natural PB
-Old Fashioned Oats

What was your workout today? Have you tried a green smoothie yet?

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Back to School 7-Day Green Smoothie Challenge: Day 3

I must say, I'm rather impressed with myself this morning.

I made a smoothie that is nothing like my other combos and it turned out great.

 I was in a hurry = Crappy picture

This baby has:
-1/2 Frozen banana
-1 Small apple, peeled and diced
-Fresh Spinach
-1/2 cup Unsweetened Almond Milk
-1/2 cup Orange Juice
-1 Tbsp Skippy Natural PB

I was a bit worried about how the almond milk and OJ would mesh together, but it was the perfect combination of creamy and tangy. YUM.


Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Back to School 7-Day Green Smoothie Challenge: Day 2

It's time for Day 2!



Yes, it's actually green today. But, really, it's more of a mint green isn't it?

Ingredients:
-Frozen Banana
-Frozen Mango
-Frozen Pineapple
-Skippy Natural Peanut Butter
-Fresh Spinach
-Unsweetened Almond Milk

It was just as delicious as I thought it would be.

I taught RIPPED this morning at 8am, then I had to TA (Teacher's Assistant) a class from 11-2, I did some reading for class, then I had classes from 3:30-8:00pm.

After my class ended at 8pm, I came out to see this beauty:



“Sometimes it's important to work for that pot of gold. But other times it's essential to take time off and to make sure that your most important decision in the day simply consists of choosing which color to slide down on the rainbow.” ~Douglas Pagels

Monday, September 3, 2012

Back to School 7-Day Green Smoothie Challenge: Day 1

Katherine at The Real Food Runner invited me to take part in her Back to School 7-Day Green Smoothie Challenge, so of course I decided to join in the on the fun!

This past weekend I went to the Football game on Saturday (Go Dawgs!), then Sunday we relaxed most of the day because DH worked night shift and he needed to sleep during the day. That night we headed to my parents to spend the night and see our families on Labor Day.

On Monday (Labor Day) we slept in, visited with my grandparents, and then visited his parents. In the evening, we grilled out with my parents and then headed back home and to the 'real world.'

I love going home because it's like a mini vaca. Plus, the pups get to run around the yard! That is the one thing I dislike about living in an apartment. I really want a yard for them to run around in without having to worry about their leashes.

This morning I had to make do with the ingredients my mom had in her kitchen. Unfortunately, I failed on the whole GREEN smoothie front because I couldn't find anything to make it green! (That would taste good anyway. I'm pretty sure a broccoli smoothie wouldn't be too great.)

So, I used a frozen banana, some frozen blueberries, fresh blueberries, fresh strawberries, fresh raspberries, and fresh blackberries. I also added peanut butter and milk. (I prefer almond milk, obviously, but they only had regular 2%. Beggars can't be choosers!).

Ingredients

The beautiful end product

Even though it's not green, it's still pretty! I call it my 'Very Berry Smoothie.'

Any suggestions for my smoothies this week?