The Dream Being Realized

Faith without works is dead.

I’ve been keeping very busy with my business over the last few weeks, I’m happy that things are finally coming together and I have faith that things will work out. I can definitely say that I understand the above statement 110%! I’m looking forward to doing great things in the near future.

Until then, I need to get back on my health and fitness regime…I’m taking some FREE classes at the local community centre for the next couple months. I’m so happy that it’s finally starting to warm up around here. If it’s one thing I love it’s going for long walks on a warm morning or a late evening stroll.

I’m back in full fitness mode as of today!

Sweet Potato Green Smoothie

I will be the first to admit that I was very skeptical about putting sweet potato in my green smoothie. I have a friend who swears by it but I didn’t have the guts to try it until now. I’m usually not a big fan of sweet potato and maybe that’s why I wasn’t really in a rush to even try it. I’m happy to say that I was pleasantly surprised. It wasn’t too thick and you could hardly taste the sweet potato, I will definitely be adding this one as one of my go to smoothie recipes.

Here’s what I used:
1/2 Sweet Potato
1 cup Spinach
1 Orange
100g Greek Yogurt
1 cup almond milk
1 tablespoon protein powder
2 tablespoons ground flaxseed

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Green Smoothies

As promised, I’ll be posting some of my Green Smoothie recipes as I go along. For today, I did a really quick and simple one because I was already running late for work.

I used:

1 cup of Spinach
7 pieces of frozen strawberries
100g Greek Yogurt
1 cup of water
2 tablespoons ground flaxseed

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I added a few cubes of ice and I was good to go…I had half for breakfast and the other half as a snack.

Green Smoothie Challenge 2.0

As part of my plan to kick this Chronic Fatigue to the curb I’ll be doing another Green Smoothie challenge, I’ll be using it as a cleanse of sorts. I really enjoyed some of the combinations I was able to come up with the last time I did the challenge. I’ll be posting some of the recipes as I go along, I’ll be doing the challenge for the month of April instead of a week.

I’m excited about this new challenge…there’s no time like the present to get things done. I’m ready to get it done!

Meal Plan

For this week’s meal plan I decided to keep it simple and clean out my cupboard. My meals are a little repetitive but that’s what will work best for me and my schedule this week. I plan to try out a few new recipes next week.

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Breakfast Poppyseed Muffin and Peanut Punch Bagel Green Smoothie Green Smoothie Green Smoothie
Snack   Green Smoothie Fruit and Water Fruit and Water Fruit and water
Lunch Green Smoothie Stir Fry Quinoa w/ veggies WW Pasta with Spinach Quinoa and beans Vegetarian Chili
Snack Fruit and Coconut Water Green Smoothie Green Smoothie Carrot sticks with water Fruit and water
Dinner Stir Fry Quinoa w/ veggies Stir Fry Quinoa w/ veggies WW Pasta with Spinach Vegetarian Chili Vegetarian Chili w/Salad

14 Days Vegetarian Challenge

I decided to do a personal challenge for 14 days. I picked 14 days because it’s attainable and doesn’t seem like an unreasonable amount of time.

I’m really looking forward to this challenge, it will give me an opportunity to stretch my boundaries of creativity when creating meals and hopefully plan my meals a little better. I started yesterday (February 15) and will finish up at the end of the month. So far I’m two days down and feeling great. I’m not finding it a big challenge to find recipes and meals at this point.

The biggest challenge for me will be the temptation of wanting to eat meat and dairy, I will definitely have to come up with a strategy for this. I’ll be posting my meal plan for the week tomorrow once I finalize it and make the necessary preparations.

Learning to live in the moment…

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!

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.