1.15.2012

Green Juice & Workouts


Hey friends! Sorry its been a few days since I posted - I've been busy with life and school! I'm currently watching Cupcake Wars on Food Network as I type this - there's nothing better, right? Sticky Fingers Vegan Bakery is competing tonight!!


Today was Day 8 of my 30 Day Shred challenge. Although I can't tell you if I've lost weight or not (I hate weighing myself), I can tell you that I have gained a LOT of ab and arm muscles. My arm muscles are looking great! I actually have shoulder muscles now - who knew? I've also now moved on to Level 2 - which is much, much harder than Level 1. Mostly because everything in Level 2 is plank based - and planks are hard! I usually take multiple breaks while doing this level. I need to work my way up to being able to complete it all the way through without stopping, much like I did with Level 1. Over the weekend I have been doing both Level 1 and Level 2 back to back since I have more free time than I do during the week. I'm feeling great!

Yay for working out!
I also made my first green smoothie yesterday - which I am sharing the recipe for below. I geared it towards beginners, like myself, who are still getting used to the flavor of green juice and smoothies. If you want this to be a little sweeter and not as "green" tasting, add the full banana instead of just half.

Yummy green smoothie!

Beginners Green Juice
Makes 5 cups

Ingredients:
2 c. Goodbelly Mango Juice (or any fruit juice - pineapple would work well here)
2 small pears, diced
1 large grapefruit, segmented and diced
1/2 banana
1 t. chia seeds
1 large handful spinach leaves
4 medium florets broccoli


Directions:
1. Add juice, pears, grapefruit, chia seeds, and banana to blender and blend until smooth. 
2. Add spinach and blend. 
3. Add broccoli florets and blend. 
4. Enjoy! 





What do you think of green juices/smoothies?
Much love, 

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