Green Smoothie Challenge

The "Green" Smoothie Challenge

Normally, when I start a sentence with..."Hey, I was thinking we should..." or even worse, "Hey, one of my blogger buddies said..." my husband rolls his eyes and sighs before he even starts to listen. This time was not like normal. We had already been discussing adding green smoothies to our morning routine when I found out about Heart Shaped Sweat's Green Smoothie Challenge, so the timing was perfect and there were no excuses not to step up to the plate.

The challenge was very simple, add 1 "Green" Smoothie to your daily plan for an entire week. I am certain that half of you just said...."eeeeewwww Gross" but let me be the first to say that a Green Smoothie can taste AWESOME and is a great way to start your morning!

So, what is a  "Green Smoothie" anyway? A green smoothie is basically any smoothie that has veggies (green or otherwise) added! It is a great way to start your day with loads of veggies AND some much needed fiber to keep you feeling full until lunch time. Dark Green Leafy Veggies are loaded withe vitamins and who couldn't use some more of those?

Some popular add ins are:
  • Spinach (personal favorite)
  • Kale
  • Wheatgrass
  • Carrot
  • Collard Greens
  • Spirulina
This morning, we made a pretty simple smoothie that tasted really good! The key is to make the smoothie anyway that you like it. The challenge will be easier to stick to if you like the ingredients! So experiment with your favorite smoothie ingredients and make smoothies that you can drink every morning! Even the kids at our house are digging the smoothie challenge and have no idea that there is spinach hiding in their drink!

Today's Smoothie:
  • Strawberries
  • Organic Yogurt
  • Spinach
  • Protein Powder (not necessary)
  • Honey (not a lot!:)
  • Banana

Directions: Toss the yogurt in the blender first then add your ingredients and blend until it is smooth-ie!

Fore more details on Green Smoothies and some amazing recipes: Check out Katherine at the Real Food Runner and of course Heart Shaped Sweat!

1 comment:

Jamie F said...

I get the same thing when I start a sentence like that...haha...Thanks for posting...lovin my smoothies!