Is it easy being green?

We’re one week into our September Challenge!  Woo!  Congratulations for making it this far.  Has it been difficult?  What has challenged you the most?

If you’re loving the plan and want to repeat the same recipes, go for it!  If you want a little more variety, here is another recipe you can incorporate.  You’ll make this one in the blender, but it’s not quite as thick as a smoothie.  It’s kind of in between a smoothie and a juice.IMG_3045

Ingredients:

1 small green apple

2 big handfuls spinach

1/2 peeled lime

1/2 cup coconut water (no sugar added)

1 TBSP milled flaxseed

1/2 frozen banana OR 1/2 cup frozen mango chunks

a few more ice cubes

This smoothie is about 220 calories.  Not as heavy as some of the others smoothies we’ve had, but a high fiber content, so it should still be pretty filing.  If you want to add 5-6oz of greek yogurt to it that would give it some protein, make it creamier and bulk up the calorie count to a little over 300.

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Are you a green eyed monster?

Did you give up coffee for this challenge?  I know at least a few of you took part in the no-coffee-part for the month of September with me.  How is it going?  Was it harder or easier than you though it would be?  I really miss it.  But, it wasn’t as difficult as I thought it would be.  It’s kind of nice knowing that I can leave the house without having it and the world won’t implode.  Nonetheless, October 1st is a Thursday and a quad cappuccino from Stauff’s will be had!

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Get to the Core

After your green drink has had some time to digest, try this 4 minute plank series to start the day strong 🙂

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