You guys, I am so excited for this Fit Friday, I have Clare from Fitting It All In here with us sharing her YUMMY smoothie recipe with us! How cool, right? If you’ve never been to Clare’s blog, make sure you do it now, she’s awesome and so inspirational AND shares lots of fun CrossFit and outfit photos!
Make sure you go to the bottom for an update on my goals/fitness and for the link-up!
Oh and be sure to stop by tomorrow for the first Small Business Saturday where I’ll be showing you a day in my life!
My Favorite Smoothie Recipe
Hi everyone! My name is Clare and I blog over at Fitting It All In. I started my blog to share my efforts at living a balanced lifestyle after my eating disorder, and now I write about my favorite workouts, healthy meal ideas, work outfits, and random musings. Come say hi!
I don’t know about where you live, but it is HOT in Dallas. It’s been pool weather for a few months, but now that were in June we’re going to have 100+ days frequently. That means that if I exercise after work, or honestly even just walk from my car to my door, I’m craving something quick, easy, and cold.
I’m sure you already know what I’m going to say: a SMOOTHIE. Ever since I learned about Angela’s Green Monsters a few years ago I’ve never gone back to the plain old fruit kind. I love that even when I’m eating something sweet and creamy I can still be getting in some nutritious veggies. That means I can have smoothies for dinner every night, right?
I change up my smoothie recipe every once in a while, but currently I’m on a berry vanilla kick. Here’s what it takes:
- ~1 cup frozen berry blend
- 1 -2 handfuls spinach
- 1 serving vanilla protein powder (I use Zrii Achieve but also love Jay Robb and SunWarrior)
- 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk (or milk of choice)
- 4-5 ice cubes
I layer my ingredients in a blender in that order and stop to stir a few times so all the spinach gets incorporated fully. Then I poor it into a bowl (it’s way more fun to eat it with a spoon!) and dig in.
Isn’t she awesome?!? Thanks so much Clare for stopping by the blog today!
Not much to update you guys on as far as I go, I lost ONE pound this week, which is great…would I have liked to have lost more? Sure, but at least I didn’t gain…right? I hadn’t been to the gym in a WEEK before yesterday, I was a little sick and tired on Tuesday so I didn’t go and didn’t get a chance over the weekend but by-George, I went today and it felt great, oh, and…Casen normally screams when I drop him off at the childcare room and then runs to me when I get back and wants to leave immediately, well, I guess his little 2 week break (my parents were on ‘vacation’ last week so they watched him while I went) really helped him because he didn’t cry at.all, in fact he WANTEd to get down and go play and could have cared less that I left. Oh and when I got back, he didn’t want to leave, I kept saying “Ok, are you ready to go now?” and he’d say “No.”. Well, okay, I’ll take it. I hate making him cry!
Ok ladies, link away!