7-Day Green Smoothie Challenge, Day 4…annnnd another green smoothie breakfast. I might get crazy tomorrow and have oatmeal for breakfast and a smoothie for lunch or afternoon snack! 😉
True to my word, this was another new combination compliments of my freshly stocked freezer.
I picked up frozen pineapple, mango and peaches. Here’s what went in the blender today…
6 ice cubes, crushed
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
1/4 cup frozen pineapple
1/4 cup frozen mango
A few peach slices
1 cup kale, stems removed
1 cup spinach
The best part about this smoothie is that it packed quite a punch of fruits and veggies but only came in around 200 calories. I usually aim for 400-500 calories for my breakfast so I added this.
A coconut banana muffin (I’m going to post the recipe soon – SO GOOD!). One half with sunflower seed butter and the other with Justin’s Maple Almond.
I ate the muffin at home and took the green smoothie to go. I drank it at my desk as I dove into emails for the day. (And yes, that is my work uniform…even for my new manager position. It’s amazing.)
I came home for lunch and enjoyed the leftover Greek couscous outside. I added in some leftover eggplant and topped it with hummus and Greek yogurt. I added some pita chips on the side for dipping. After lunch I couldn’t keep my hand out of the bag of Emily’s Hungrynola. It’s becoming a problem. I may finish two bags in one week!
I worked for a couple more hours and then set out for a run. It was beautiful in Charlotte today so I covered a little over 4 miles. After my run I booked it over to the Y to teach BodyPump. My legs were screaming during squats and lunges but the workout was great. I love that strength training burn.
Sullie says have a happy Friday! And good thing she is so cute because every single time I let her out she comes in covered in those pollen pods from the oak trees in the yard. I am brushing her multiple times a day and sweeping every time she comes in. Ahhh!!!
Finally, don’t forget to check out my challenge partner Katherine’s blog, Real Food Runner. She’s got some awesome photography and recipe ideas for smoothie week!