It’s April 15 and we’re officially halfway through Green Smoothie April! I’m here to recap week two and share two important lessons I’ve learned about getting your green smoothie in.
1) It works best for me to knock it out first thing with breakfast. Last week I decided to wait and have my green smoothie as an afternoon snack before working out but I ended up eating a big, late lunch and didn’t want it. I ended up getting it in after my workout but I didn’t enjoy it nearly as much as I do when I start my morning with them.
2) If you travel, be prepared! I visited my grandmother last week and ended up having to take Thursday as a cheat day. I planned on buying ingredients for my smoothie at the local store but it was a no go. I should have packed my smoothie essentials but I’m not too worried about it. Ya gotta live a little. Cake and scrambled eggs made for a nice alternate breakfast! 😛
It seems that most of you are still holding strong. We have over 240 tags for #GreenSmoothieApril on Instagram! Don’t forget to use the hashtag and tag me @jdecurtins on Instagram and Twitter! And if you haven’t been participating, now is the perfect time to join! You can still get 15 days in to wrap up April!
Here’s a recap of my smoothies for week two…
Green smoothie protein shake after CrossFit on Tuesday. Banana, baby kale, coconut milk, protein powder and ice.
Cheat day at my grandmother’s. I had an egg scramble and some strawberry and dark chocolate cake instead. I thought I might have my green smoothie when I got home but it was after 10 p.m. so cheat day it was! 🙂
I doubled up on my green smoothies on Friday to make up for missing Thursday. I had a green ginger smoothie and a slice of my dad’s homemade sourdough with butter in the AM.
And another green ginger smoothie while photographing and blogging the recipe later in the day.
Another green ginger smoothie (definitely my favorite smoothie of the challenge so far) with a peanut butter & banana muffin.
I also picked up a green juice while I was at the farmers market. It had kale, spinach, lemon, ginger, parsley, cucumber and celery. It was very green!
I couldn’t resist photographing Sunday’s smoothie with my beautiful farmers market flowers. Smoothie included banana, various frozen fruits, almond butter, dates, coconut milk and baby kale.
Another “ungreen” smoothie but I promise it was packed with baby kale! I went with a blueberry lemon theme and it was delish! Banana, frozen blueberries, squeeze of a quarter of a lemon, baby kale and coconut milk. Muffin on the side.
That wraps up the second week!
How’s it going for you? Favorite smoothies of the week? Who wants to join us for the final two weeks!?