Monday, July 28, 2014
This is Day 2 of my green smoothie challenge. I haven't decided if I'm doing the 1-a-day for 30 or 3-a-day for 10, probably somewhere in between. I decided to try it because 1. I like playing with my food and 2. I realized I always have the ingredients. How
Yesterday's breakfast smoothie was spinach, baby kale, peach, and apple. Sounds pretty bland, right? It wasn't big on flavor, but it wasn't gross either. I made enough for 2 and put the second in the fridge. The water separated fairly quickly, leaving the fluffy pulp on top. The juice on the bottom was far sweeter. The recipe called for strawberries and mango, rather than a peach, which probably would've provided more flavor. I also didn't include flaxseed and stevia. I'm doing my smoothies without added sweetener.
This morning, I added strawberries, a banana, a medjool date, and 1/4 avocado to the base. It has the smoothie texture I'm used to because of the banana and avocado. It's also really cold since the strawberries were frozen! The sweet chunks of date were a pleasant surprise as I finished the drink (my blender isn't the most powerful). The Day 2 smoothie turned out to be pretty high in calories (~408), so I'm saving 1/3 of it for later.
Since I'm not doing the 3 meal replacement challenge, I doubt I'm going to have as profound results, but it is motivating to try it out. If I really like it, I will probably buy the Nutribullet.
I just made an executive decision: I'm not working out this morning!
I'm not declaring a rest day yet, but I'm too tired right now.