We are 20 days into our journey of 100 days to 100%! It is probably a little tough this week. Maybe you are seeing some results so you feel a little bit better, but you are starting to realize that 100 days is a long commitment. I know how you feel. I’ve been walking more and eating better (most of the time) and paying attention to how I feel and what I really want. I’m keeping track of what I am grateful for and making sure I set my intentions daily. I also started Sandra Yancey’s 30-day squat challenge last week and I am sore! But in a good way. Thankfully today was a rest day, but yesterday we did 80 squats. I’m impressed that I could do it! Yet it is easy to start to talk yourself into letting up and not working quite so hard. Don’t do it! Hang in there with me!
One of the things I do for myself, is have a daily green smoothies. It really is an easy way to add good nutrition to your diet without much trouble. I don’t have a juicer (although I am thinking about investing in one), but I do have a blender and I can put a lot of different things in the blender and have a tasty and nutritious drink.
I usually start with almond milk or coconut water as my base. Then I always add my ‘green’ stuff. Kale is my favorite and is really good for you. But I also like using avacado, spinach, celery, lettuce, etc. Whatever is in the fridge. I also add in some fruit. I like using berries, peaches, bananas, pineapple, limes, kiwi, etc. I will sometimes add in some almond butter or raw cocao for a little different flavor. I always add ice and sometimes honey or agave nectar as well. The nice thing is that you can use the fruit that is starting to get mushy. Buying your produce from local Farmer’s Markets just adds one more layer of goodness to the experience. And really, you can throw anything into your smoothie that you want. If you have a juicer, you have even more options.
As temperatures heat up the summer days, a nice cold smoothie tastes great to start the day. 🙂 What is your favorite thing to add to your smoothie?
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