You thought I was going to say envy? Okay maybe not, but I can think you did and that makes me happy :)
Before July kicked off (how is it almost AUGUST already!?) my sissy told me about this Green Smoothie Challenge... I've had a green smoothie or two, and they normally turn out pretty good, but I'm not too creative in mixing/matching ingredients, so I figured I'd check it out.
Simple green smoothies (Jadah & Jen) is a awesome blog started by two awesome ladies just looking to add some health back in to their day. I decided what they hey, I'll give this challenge a try.. and ohmygoshi'msogladidid!
I was traveling the first week of July, but started it mid-way through and have been going strong with it since having 1 if not 2 smoothies a day. Most of the recipes make at least 2 (16 oz) servings.
Drinking them in craft beer/specialty glasses - even better tasting ;)
Jada and Jen make making green smoothies so simple sending an email before the week starts with your grocery list and also the recipes for the week. On top of that they have a ton of recipes also on their blog that you can substitute if you're not a huge fan of the ones for that week.
Take this week for example, it was melons. I love watermelon, like lurve it, but in a smoothie I'm not so sure and while I like musmelon and honeydew I don't lurve them, and wasn't too sure about the smoothies. Sooo instead of wasting good fruit/veggies I just re-made some from last week and some from the first week that I didn't get to, due to starting late. Crisis averted.
Oh and I also made this one last week with honeydew and I couldn't drink it... just wasn't my cup of tea.. so another reason I averted from a whooooole week of melons.
But back to my catchy (read cheesy) title is that I feel awesome. I mean yes, I still get tired if I don't get enough sleep, but overall I feel great inside and out. I have energy in the morning (with no cup o' joe) and throughout the day or especially after a workout (I've had one to replenish my soul once or twice now). I've also started a workout regimen again (seriously fell off the wagon.. like woah) and I knew I would be sore (I was), but I had no drag or feeling ka-put from doing it. Granted it is a less intense program and it ramps up as it goes, but either way. I seriously don't think I would feel as good as I do if I wouldn't have been drinking the smoothies prior to starting.
I'm totally sipping on the kool-aid.
You may think I'm crazy, and that's fine, but I challenge you to try a green smoothie (start with one with spinach) and if you don't like it then I'm cool with that, but I think you'll love it :) Jada and Jen have great starter tips and very simple-inexpensive recipes, so give it a try.
Okay okay I promise I'm almost done raving about green smoothies. Here are some pointers/random info that I realized about my past green smoothie adventures and now:
Oh an incase you can't tell, I live my life one day at time by sticky-note to-do lists :)
I so have to say thanks to my awesome sister for recommending this challenge to me. She rocks :) Annnnd that's all folks. Now go try a green smoothie :)
Oh and Happy Summer :) This is what mine has consisted of this week, pool and school work - it could definitely be worse ;)
Peace & Love,
Hi! My name is Brittany. Welcome to my little corner of the blogosphere, it's constantly a work in progress :)