Green Smoothie Week – Mango Spinach Smoothie

Today’s smoothie is officially my new fave, it was so rich and filling and besides, everything is better with mango!

Ingredients:
Handful of spinach
1 mango cut into small pieces (frozen mango will work just the same)
1/2 apple
1 tablespoon ground flaxseed

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Thoughts…

Yummy, this one is definitely going to be one of my go to recipes from now on. It was filling and didn’t leave a weird after taste that you sometimes get with green smoothies. Two thumbs up!

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Green Smoothie Week – Spinach Pomegranate

Today’s smoothie was pretty simple, and only contained four ingredients. It’s always interesting for me to see just how far a few ingredients can go.

Ingredients:
1 handful of spinach
6-8 pieces of pineapple
Seeds from half of a pomegranate
2 tablespoons of flaxseed

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Thoughts…

The ingredient that stood out the most was the pineapple, then the Pomegranate. I can’t say it’s been one of my fave so far, maybe because I’m not a big fan of Pomegranate. Other than that it was pretty good.

Green Smoothie Week – Peach Banana Spinach Smoothie

I was really excited to make my smoothie this morning. I have so many ideas and combinations that I want to try and the combinations are endless…literally!

For today’s smoothie I decided to go with peaches that I had in my freezer and a banana that was on it’s way out. I wanted to use it up before it got too ripe. For a little extra taste I added a heaping teaspoon of coco powder.

Ingredients:
1 handful of spinach
6 pieces of peach
1/2 banana
1 heaping teaspoon of coco powder
1 tablespoon wheat germ
1 cup almond milk

Peach Banana Spinach Smoothie

Peach Banana Spinach Smoothie

With the almond milk

Peach Banana Spinach Smoothie with Almond Milk

Peach Banana Spinach Smoothie with Almond Milk

My trusty Magic Bullet does it again…

Thoughts…
I think I went a little too heavy on the cocoa powder, however, it was still pretty tasty. There was no bad after taste so that was a bonus. Next time I’ll use a little less coco powder.

Green Smoothie Week – Spinach Banana Avocado

Today’s green smoothie is a little out there, I’ve never had avocado in the smoothie before and I was interested to see how it would turn out. I’ve heard mixed reviews so I figured I’d give it a shot and see what all the talk is about.

Here are the ingredients:
1 handful of spinach
1 banana
1 wedge of a medium-sized avocado
1 tbsp wheat germ
2 tsp cinnamon
1 cup of Almond milk

Spinach Banana Avocado Smoothie

Spinach Banana Avocado Smoothie

Did I ever mention how much I love my Magic Bullet?? Well, I love it!

Spinach Banana Avocado Smoothie

Spinach Banana Avocado Smoothie

Results…

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Spinach Banana Avocado Smoothie

Thoughts…

I like it…not as much as I liked the coconut from yesterday though. It’s really filling and I didn’t taste the Avocado at all, I wasn’t keen on drinking Avocado. The ingredient that stood out the most was the Cinnamon, which I didn’t so much.

Green Smoothies Week – Coconut Banana Green Smoothie

I really didn’t have time to shop or even come up with a meal plan this week. The weekend just flew by with little time to fit those things in.

I was speaking to a friend yesterday and I’ve decided I’m going to do a green smoothie challenge this week. The problem with me and green smoothies is that I get bored really quickly. So, for this week I’ll be trying out a different green smoothie concoction each day. This will give me some variety and keep me motivated.

Today’s recipe is a Coconut Banana Green Smoothie

Ingredients:
1 tbsp unsweetened coconut
1 tbsp wheat germ
1 handful of spinach
1/2 banana
1/2 apple

Coconut Banana Spinach Smoothie

Coconut Banana Spinach Smoothie

I used my magic bullet this morning and was on my way in no time.

Coconut Banana Spinach Smoothie

Coconut Banana Spinach Smoothie

I have to say that I really like the tastes of this one, the coconut gives it a pleasant kick. I’ll definitely put this one in the books for future reference.

There’s No Time Like the Present

Here we are…at the start of another week. I have so many things to be thankful for!

For this week I’ll be taking advantage of some free time I have to catch up on reading and meditation. I really miss peace in my everyday life. I’ll be taking things really easy this week, re-evaluating my goals and getting ready to finish the year with a bang.

Have a fantastic and productive week!

Stay The Course

Every once in a while it’s becomes so easy to be discouraged, whether it’s my weight loss or starting my business or something else. Every now and then I need a little push to remind me that I need to keep pushing and to stay the course.

I was able to have one of those days today. Being in the process of starting my own business has been trying and stressful. When I see others taking the same initiatives it’s a great reminder that i’m not alone. I’m glad to be in such great company, being in the presence of like minded individuals have reminded me that anything is possible.

Have a happy Saturday…

2014 Is Almost Here…

2014 scares me and it’s not even here yet!

It boggles my mind that 2013 is almost done, it seems like we were just ringing in the new year. The phrase “Time waits for no one” is definitely sounding more real to me this year.

It was a big year for me, I turned 30 and finally made the decision to start my own business. I’m not sure what 2014 will hold for my family and I but I’m looking forward to great things. But for now, I’m just really, really nervous and anxious about it all. I’ll revel in that for a bit as I try to finish off my 2013 goals.