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.
Each 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.
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!)
- 2 cups spinach
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 avocado
- 1 mango
- 2 cups frozen fruit
- Put spinach and water into blender. Blend until spinach is finely chopped
- Depit and cut up avocado and mango. Put in the blender along with the frozen fruit.
- Blend until smooth