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Resetting the Eats + PB&J Smoothie

On Sunday I bid farewell to this stuff…

Of course I had to go out with a bang. This is a carrot cake whoopie pie with cream cheese filling. My heart skips a beat just looking at it. It tasted better than it even looks.

On Monday I said hello to this stuff.

Protein, veggies, good carbs. Y’all know that I am all about eating ALL foods but about quarterly I like to take a couple of weeks to get back to really clean eating. Kinda like a little reset button.

That doesn’t mean I don’t still eat and eat good. Check out my lunch concoction on Monday. Spinach, lentils, quinoa, avocado, butternut squash, goat cheese and beets.

And check out today’s lunch skillet. I sauteed ground white turkey, green peppers, chard, cherry tomatoes, avocado and leftover brussels with some shredded cheddar and salsa verde. Looks like a mess, tasted delicious and fueled me through my afternoon.

I’ve been drinking lots of ginger tea (helps with digestion).

And smoothies every morning for breakfast. My latest favorite has been peanut butter and jelly. I had a request on Facebook for the recipe so here’s how I’ve been putting it together.

Peanut Butter and Jelly Smoothie

1/2 to 1 banana
1/2 cup blueberries (could sub other berries too)
1/2 cup almond milk
1 cup ice
Scoop of protein powder (Raw Organice Whey)
2 tablespoons peanut butter

It’s delicious and very PB & J tasting!

Just finished coaching CrossFit and teaching yoga at Metro and now it’s time for a sushi date with a friend! Have a great night!

{ 31 comments… add one }
  • Mary-Heather March 12, 2013, 8:00 pm

    Carrot cake whoopie pie!!! OMG

    • Jen March 13, 2013, 11:26 am

      it was SOOOOO OMG!

  • She Rocks Fitness March 12, 2013, 8:09 pm

    It is always nice to press the reset button. It’s a good time of year to do this as well. I consider Spring a re-birth for so many things. Don’t ever though fully eliminate that whoopie pie out of your life. I have never heard of such a combo and it sounds AMAZING! 😉

    • Jen March 13, 2013, 11:27 am

      i agree about spring. and you know that i will never forever bid farewell to whoopie pies, ice cream, cupcakes, etc… 🙂

  • Cheryl @ happy is the new healthy March 12, 2013, 8:18 pm

    Yum! I like the sounds of that smoothie and I love the looks of these “cleaner” eats! 🙂

  • Karen March 12, 2013, 8:23 pm

    Smoothie is calling my name, but will have to wait for breakfast tomorrow.

    • Jen March 13, 2013, 11:28 am

      one can never go wrong with peanut butter! works in smoothie form too! 🙂

  • Babs March 12, 2013, 8:27 pm

    I think a reset button is a good idea and I should probably adopt it because you can start eating a lot more junk over time without keeping things in check.

    • Jen March 13, 2013, 11:30 am

      that is exactly what i do! it’s a slooooowww slide and then i wake up and i’m so over it!

  • Linda March 12, 2013, 8:49 pm

    Your eats look like my eats! Delicious and healthy!

  • Jo (livingmintgreen) March 12, 2013, 9:00 pm

    Yes! I love PB&J smoothies. I’ve been making mine with almond butter & brazil nuts lately. 😀

    • Jen March 13, 2013, 11:31 am

      oh, yummy spin on it!

  • Colleen March 12, 2013, 9:52 pm

    I just can’t get into Smoothies. I try and try, but they just don’t do it for me. I guess I prefer to chew my food?! I am a firm believer in a reset. I actually reset on Christmas Day and haven’t missed any of the holiday treats I consumed. I usually need another reset after my annual summer cruise! Chocolate buffet…. ;o)

    • Jen March 13, 2013, 11:33 am

      i hear ya. i am really on and off with them. i either get in a groove where i’m making them all the time or don’t have them at all. i do find that i start to crave them more when the weather gets nicer. also, i like them for breakfast or afternoon snack with protein powder. when i have them for breakfast i usually end up having a slice of PB toast or eating some almonds mid morning for a snack.

  • Advocarerunner March 12, 2013, 9:55 pm

    Ummm..yum! I’m making that smoothie asap!

  • Harriet May March 13, 2013, 8:48 am

    That smoothie looks amazing. I am getting back into eating better so this is all good motivation!

  • Kristina @Run and Assimilate March 13, 2013, 10:33 am

    I like the idea of kind of cleaning up the diet for a few weeks at a time. That seems more sustainable than ridding your entire life of junk food or something. I may have to try this! However, that carrot cake whoopie pie looks amazing.

    • Jen March 13, 2013, 11:35 am

      it works really well for me as a reminder of how i want my base of eating to be. then i add back in the splurges. sometimes i just get too heavy with the splurges and find myself wanting something sweet after every single meal and just eating too much and too processed.

      i could never give up the splurge stuff for good though. you gotta live a little!

  • Ashley March 13, 2013, 10:45 am

    I’m doing the same thing right now! Whenever race season starts I clean up the diet, cut out the alcohol and really buckle down. A lot of my friends still think I’m crazy but I don’t mind giving up things for a six week stretch when I can see the difference in my body and feel the difference in my runs.

    • Jen March 13, 2013, 11:37 am

      i totally agree! it’s helps workout performance so much!

  • meredith March 13, 2013, 12:11 pm

    Every picture looks delicious! I have a sweet tooth but majority of my diet is clean. Those lunches look like mine! I wish I could get into drinking smoothies but I like to chew my food. I made one recently however and I swear I felt great after. They do say the body absorbs the nutrients differently when blended. Ugh, I have to try drinking them more often.

  • Mary March 13, 2013, 2:05 pm

    Just the motivation I needed to press on with clean eating 🙂 Thanks, Jen!

  • Katherine March 13, 2013, 9:10 pm
  • Tracy March 13, 2013, 9:40 pm

    Thank you so much for the recipe! 🙂 (I was your FB requestor) 🙂 I drink green smoothies daily, so this will be a nice change!

  • Kim June 21, 2014, 9:58 am

    This smoothie has become a favorite in our house! Thanks for sharing”

    • Jen June 22, 2014, 8:43 am

      yay! happy to hear it. i just had one this morning! 🙂

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