Green Smoothie Challenge

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What I’ve noticed is that I have favourite veggies I put into my green smoothies, and just switch around the fruit. I’m thinking once I finish the batch of veggies in the fridge, I’m going to try something new. Until then, here are my latest green smoothies.

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Simply blend together the following for the All The Way Green Smoothie:

ingredients

1 apple (peeled)
2 cucumbers
2 cups spinach
1 cup coconut water
1 cup ice

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And this one was pretty good. Blueberry Delight Smoothie.

1 punnet of blueberries
2 cucumbers
2 cups spinach
1 cup water
1 cup ice

Do you have any green smoothie concoctions you want to share?

Last Week’s Eats

This week went along nicely. Had a small hiccup toward the end of the week due to a few birthday parties, but these things happen. Here are my eats from last week:

MY WEEKLY EATS WERE:

Monday: yoghurt, haloumi on tabouli, green smoothie, soup with bread
Tuesday: egg on toast, butter chicken, nectarine, chicken salad
Wednesday: egg on toast, thai beef salad, schnitzel sandwich with coleslaw
Thursday: green smoothie, fish on tabouli, watermelon, chicken and leek pie
Friday: egg and tomato, silverbeet sandwich, green smoothie, roast chicken and veggies
Saturday: cheese roll, sausage and salad, birthday cake, leftover roast chicken, ice cream
Sunday: green smoothie, fish sandwich, lamb shank on baked veggies


Yesterday I made a new green smoothie, which wasn’t very sweet, and that’s a good thing.

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Simply blend together the following for the Kalealicous Green Smoothie:

INGREDIENTS

1 cup kale leaves
2 cucumbers
2 cups spinach
2 carrots
1 cup coconut water
1 cup ice

 

Hope you had a good week?

Going Green Smoothie Strong

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I’ve been experimenting with adding more nutrients to my green smoothies. This next smoothie I’m calling the Green Acai Berry Smoothie. I found this freeze dried powder in my local health food store, and decided it would be great in my smoothies. The great thing about acai berries are the health benefits. Such as:

- High in anthocyanins, which have the ability to lower cholesterol levels in the blood stream
– Aids in weight loss
– Helps upset digestive systems – they have a detoxication capacity
– Contain anti-inflammatory properties
– Very high in Vitamin C
– Energy boost

Source: Global Healing Centre

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Simply blend together the following for the Green Acai Berry Smoothie:

ingredients

1 cup green grapes
2 cucumbers
2 cups spinach
1 tablespoon Acai Berry Free Dried Powder
1 cup water

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Do you have any green smoothie concoctions you want to share?

Last Week’s Eats

Week 2 has come and gone. I struggled a bit this week, but I jumped back onto the ‘healthy’ wagon and continued forward. No use looking back I say, as long as I don’t give up. Okay, here they are.

MY WEEKLY EATS WERE:

Monday: cereal with seeds and oat milk, veggie stir-fry, green smoothie, roast chicken and chips (I know!!)
Tuesday: Vegemite toast with tomato, salmon on salad, ribs and veggies, watermelon
Wednesday: sausage on toast, cheesecake slice, chicken Vietnamese salad, roast chicken and salad, ice cream (shaking my head at this day)
Thursday: green smoothie, salmon sandwich, yoghurt, Asian beef and veggie stir-fry
Friday: green smoothie, tabouli and halloumi on lebanese bread, watermelon, meat patty on homemade spelt bun
Saturday: cheese scroll, meat patty and tabouli on lebanese bread, popcorn, steak on roll
Sunday: mushrooms and egg on toast, sausage and salad, crisps (at party), French onion soup with homemade spelt bun


I remembered to take photos of some of my meals last week.

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How did everyone’s first week in 2013 go?

Last Week’s Eats

The first week of 2013 was a good start. Sure there was a bit of bumpiness caused by the 2 day detox I attempted mid-week. Plus sometimes I forgot I was trying to cut out sugar, and reduce fruit. Didn’t always happen, but it’s a good start overall. I also joined the 30 day green smoothie challenge, which helped with eating more veggies.

I say ‘attempted’ when it came to the detox, because there were some bumps along the way, but I’ll leave that to a separate post.

MY WEEKLY EATS WERE:

Tuesday: egg on toast, sardine + salad sandwich, fruit, ham quiche + salad.
Wednesday: cereal, prawn salad, veggies for snacks, chilli con carne
Thursday: corn, green smoothie, mushroom and zucchini stir fry, fruit, baked veggies – Detox Day 1
Friday: green smoothie, apple, salad with feta, steak and baked veggies – Detox Day 2
Saturday: Cheese scroll, green smoothie, salmon and salad roll, fruit, BBQ ribs and veggies, watermelon
Sunday: egg on toast, salmon sandwich, green smoothie, chicken skewers and salad

Monday is non-existent since it was the last day of 2012.

Foods I plan to add more of in my meals.

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Coconut oil used in cooking.
Tahini for sandwiches
Salmon eaten 2-3 times a week in sandwiches or salad or patties

How did everyone’s first week in 2013 go?

Green Smoothie Gone Red

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My first smoothie drink, Peach Coconut Dream lasted two days, and today I made up a new batch. I’m calling it the Gone With The Red. The beetroot turned the smoothie red, but it was still very delicious.

Because today’s challenge is to add protein to the smoothie if you’re using it as a meal substitute, I added a handful of almonds on the side. It’s a hot summer day here, so it was perfect to sit outside with my chilled smoothie and almonds:)

On a separate note, I’m using my Bubba Gump glass I got from the New York Times Square restaurant when I was there last year. So many fond memories.

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Simply blend together the following for the Gone With The Red smoothie. I made mine a bit chunky:)

ingredients

1 cup ice
1 medium sized raw beetroot (peeled and diced)
1 nashi pear
2 cups spinach
1 cup coconut water

 

Do you have any smoothie concoctions you want to share?