Once I sip this delicious smoothie I will have 5 smoothies left before my 30 day smoothie challenge is over. I cannot believe 30 days could go by so quickly and I still have so many flavors I would like to try. Drinking smoothies makes me feel like I am at an ice-cream shop and the choices are unlimited. I will start adding one smoothie to my morning breakfast during the week for a light refresher. Lately I have been addicted to apple sauce and I have been adding it to everything from salads to baked goods, so why not added to my morning smoothies; since I have so much of it I think I will have a lot of apple smoothies for the rest of the week.
Apple Mango Smoothie: ½ cup unsweetened cinnamon apple sauce, 1cup frozen mango, ½ cup unsweetened almond milk, and ½ cup of oatmeal (bulk it up). Blend and enjoy with a cute straw if one is available
The weekend went by quickly and I half not checked the scale yet I am having anxiety attacks about stepping on the scale. I guess I always want to see the right number and if I don’t I get so disappointed; I have some serious scale issues I need to work on. I am thinking about not using the scale anymore but it’s like addiction I half to step on it every day I really need help. I did a pretty good job this weekend staying on the right track even though it is fall and since it is so cold I always want to eat more. The weather is cold and storm Sandy is brewing on the east coast I hope all of you and your families who live on the east coast are ok and stay safe.
Fall has finally arrived and it is quite cold and very dry in AZ so this fall smoothie has all the wonderful flavors of fall. I used 1 persimmon, 2 bananas next time I will use 1 banana (too much of a banana flavor), ½ cup of oatmeal, and a pinch of pumpkin spice. Blend to perfection serve in a bowl and enjoy.
The weekend is upon us and it is time to give it all I got! I struggle with eating right on the weekend all the tempting things I want to eat; however it is not worth it if I get really sick for the rest of the week and the scale refuses to move. I am now getting my game plan ready for the weekend and will defiantly get my juice on. I am going to make this a weekend thing (for now), so I can get in to the habit of adding more greens to my diet on the weekends. I have been lacking eating more greens on the weekends and if I cannot eat them it will be easier to drink them. I am going to fight to stay a healthy me this weekend.
I had a yummy smoothie today chocolate almond butter smoothie and yes it was good. I would not use oatmeal in this smoothie; if I make it again it changes the flavor, but I half to bulk up my smoothies to stay satisfied and happy. No one wants to see the hungry monster come around :). I used 1 banana, ½ cup oatmeal, 1 cup almond milk, 1tbs almond butter, and 2 tsp coco powder.
Today I decided to experiment with coconut water in my smoothie because it is high in potassium and I seem not to meet my requirements for daily potassium. I must say coconut is the most versatile fruit and nut that I have ever met! There are others but coconut is just amazing and I guess that is why it is a very popular. If I ever move to an island I hope I am surrounded by young thai and brown coconut trees. The possibilities of coconuts are endless.
I used all the water in one coconut, 2 bananas, ½ cup mango, ½ cup pineapple. This smoothie was is very sweet it would make a wonderful snack. I also had ½ cup oatmeal and one boil egg. I did not want to add oatmeal to this smoothie it would have changed the flavor and texture so I had it as a side dish :).
Today I half to be at work super early so I will make this smoothie pretty simple and quick; because even though some days can be very busy that is no excuse for me to not eat healthy. I know I am going to be staving later so I am going to pack a lot of snacks because I love snacking. I am going to bring apple chips, a small baggy of sunflower seeds, one persimmon, some celery stalks cut up, and lots of water (of course) I will not be grumpy if I am snacking :).
For my smoothie today I used 1 cup almond milk, 1 cup mango, and 1 banana, I am going to get five serving of fruit today most days I get three or for today it will be five yay!!! that was quick and easy :).
Good Morning readers, today is the 19th day of the smoothie challenge and I cannot believe it is almost over. With only ten days left to the finish line I have had so many smoothies; that I thought I would be tired of smoothies but I am not burn out yet. Which is pretty shocking but the variety of fruits and vegatables that can be added to smoothies is endless. I guess I have had some smoothie highlights one of my biggest smoothie highlights being; one of my smoothies was a big hit on pintrest for a moment in time which blew my mind because I am not on pintrest. I guess everyone loves a tropical smoothie even in the winter 🙂 .
I had a carrot smoothie in a bowl today with a pinch of cinnamon and a hint of vanilla; very creamy and since the weather is somewhat chili in the morning it was a great way to warm me up. I used 1 banana, ½ cup cooked oatmeal, 2 large carrots chopped and cooked, ½ cup unsweetened almond milk, 1 pinch of cinnamon, and ½ teaspoon of vanilla.
I have no clue what number my smoothie day challenge is for today but I will find out before tomorrow’s smoothie. I did make one smoothie for breakfast Sunday but I forgot to photograph it so I will not count that smoothie in my total. I lost one pound this week which made me upset but it was also a relief; my weight lost had stalled for the past 4 weeks due to my weekend binges. Who knew weekends could have a major effect on weight lost. Now I just half to make it through the holidays I think I will be ok if I can stay motivated. If I do go out it will be sushi because I love sushi and I never thought about (until now), but sushi is really low in calories and if you choose the right item you can eat a nice portion without feeling guilty.
Now for the smoothie today I made a smoothie in a bowl it was thick and creamy and warm for a fall morning. I used 1 banana, ½ cup of applesauce, ½ cup of oatmeal cooked in unsweetened almond milk.
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This smoothie was very sweet and no sugar added; it was like sipping on a creamy milk shake. I have been really having fun using simple ingredients to make a healthy breakfast in just minutes. I am also now addicted to fruit and have been having weird cravings for celery. I am officially a smoothie lover I am going to miss this challenge when it is over, but I will incorporate more smoothies into my diet. Today I used 2 bananas, 1 cup pineapple, 1/2 cup oatmeal, and 1 cup unsweetened almond milk.
I decided to bulk up my smoothies again with oatmeal to keep me full longer. My all fruit smoothies would leave me very hungry three hours later and with little to no concentration at work. When you are hungry you can be a very cranky person at work and I really do not want to be cranky it is not a good look for me; so bulking up is the way to go. I used 2 bananas ½ cup oatmeal 1 cup of almond milk and ½ table spoon of cinnamon.
This Smoothie was sweet and a perfect way to start a fall day. Japanese sweet potatoes only come in to the market around this year and they are much sweeter then a yam or regular sweet potato. I used one small Japanese sweet potato that was baked, one banana, one cup of hemp milk, and a pinch of cinnamon. I put pecans on top for toppings tasted just like a pie.