30 Day “Green” Smoothie Challenge – DAY 1

I eat like crap.

Recently, I started keeping track of my meals, and although my dinners were healthy/well balanced, everything leading-up-to it was junk food.

Some friends at work swore by green smoothies for breakfast. They said it gives them tons of energy, they are getting their daily dose of veggies all in the morning, and it is a great way to jump-start the day. Well that sounds fantastic, right? My current breakfast was boring Rice Chex cereal with coconut milk. Can you say bland?

Over the last couple of days, I have been experimenting with some smoothies in the morning. The girls from work gave me their recipes, chalked full of vitamins from kale, lemons, celery, and a ton of other healthy items. Too nervous to fully commit to buying and possibly wasting all that produce, I’ve been making things up as I go.

I was so excited when I made my first smoothie Monday morning. Blending all those colorful ingredients in my never before used Ninja Blender (although I’ve had it for years…woops!). I used frozen pineapples, spinach, apples, coconut milk, and Greek yogurt. It was disgusting! Definitely did not have the ratios down even the slightest. Worst yet, since it was filled with frozen fruit, it was too cold to chug. I had to slowly sip it all morning!

After doing some research, I stumbled across this amazing site called Yummly. They have a recipe for a “Green Smoothie for Beginners.” I adjusted it a tad to meet my needs, and the results have been fabulous. Still tweaking it, but I feel I might be onto something.

With that said, as of today, I will be starting a 30 day green smoothie challenge, and I would like to encourage others to partake. For me, I will be having them for breakfast, and will be sticking with the “green” ones. Feel free to put your own spin on it though! Perhaps you want to replace your afternoon snack of chips with a strawberry and banana smoothie, or you’re tired of your power bar after the gym and want to create a protein filled smoothie.

Personally, I’m really enjoying my current smoothie, which can be found below. Of course, whenever possible, I try to keep everything organic and local.

Please don’t hesitate to leave your favorite smoothie recipes in the comments below!

Miss Sustainability’s Yummly Green Smoothie

**Makes 1 Serving

½ Cup Coconut Milk

½ Fuji Apple

½ Banana

Big Handful of Spinach

1 Tbs. of Creamy Peanut Butter

1 tsp. of Cinnamon

Blend until happy with the consistency.

Bon Appetite!

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