Week 6 Of The 100 Mile Summer Challenge & A Tropical Green Smoothie Recipe

Posted on Jul 22 2013 - 7:00am by Markell

Are you guys joining in the running challenge with us? It’s a simple running challenge to get you all off your booties and on to the streets, racking up those miles. If you started when I did, you should be at just around 34 miles, not including today’s run. 

I have to admit I’ve had a rough time these last few weeks! If it wasn’t for this challenge, I probably wouldn’t have kept running. I’m very grateful for the support system those completing this challenge have given me! If you are trying to get your 100 miles this summer, be sure to use the hash code #100milesummer when you talk about it so we can all keep up with each other. 

TROPICALGREENcopyEach week I try to share some kind of fitness tip or recipe with you guys. This week, I am sharing a smoothie recipe. I love green smoothies. I feel like they are a great way to get lots of vitamins in my day. I used to juice a lot (until my juicer broke) and I’ve debated whether or not I should go back to juicing, but I feel like smoothies are probably better for you because you get the WHOLE fruit & vegetable, not just the juice. 

Anyway, this smoothie recipe is pretty simple. Start with about 2 cups of greens. I get a bag of mixed greens at the grocery store. You can just use spinach if you want. Add just a little bit of water and blend it up. It’s much easier to blend the spinach up before you add anything else. 

Add some fresh fruit. For this particular recipe, I added an avocado and a mango.

Add some frozen fruit. I got a tropical blend of mangos, strawberries, and pineapples. I added about 2 cups.

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That’s it! No dairy or sugar necessary. If it’s not sweet enough for you, add a banana. Sometimes green smoothies take a little getting used to, but once you do, you’ll love em’. Chances are your kids will love them to! (Sneaky way to get them to eat healthy foods!)  

Tropical Green Smoothie
Serves 2
A delicious green smoothie loaded with nutrients.
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Prep Time
10 min
Prep Time
10 min
Ingredients
  1. 2 cups spinach
  2. 1/2 cup water
  3. 1 avocado
  4. 1 mango
  5. 2 cups frozen fruit
Instructions
  1. Put spinach and water into blender. Blend until spinach is finely chopped
  2. Depit and cut up avocado and mango. Put in the blender along with the frozen fruit.
  3. Blend until smooth
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  1. yonca July 23, 2013 at 1:06 am - Reply

    Tropical blend sounds good! I'm following you on blogloving. Hope to see you at my place 🙂

  2. Heather July 24, 2013 at 8:01 am - Reply

    That looks yummy!
    We just started "juicing" a few days ago so I'm keeping my eyes open for new recipes to try.
    I have a couple on my blog of your interested!

    • amouseinmykitchen July 24, 2013 at 8:22 am - Reply

      mm I love juicing. And smoothies. And everything else that is delicious and good for you. I will for sure check out your recipes!

  3. Marilyn July 26, 2013 at 1:55 am - Reply

    I've always wanted to try making a green smoothie…..thanks so much for this great recipe! I host a monthly spice themed party with a link party and spice giveaway and I'd love for you to stop by and link up and enter to win some yummy spices! You can link up here
    http://www.4you-withlove.com/2013/07/party-thyme-

    Thanks again for the inspiration and have a wonderful weekend!

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