Monday, March 9, 2009

My Smoothie Recipe

Hello everyone! I have a green smoothie recipe for anyone who might be interested.
Black Berry Green Smoothie Recipe
Makes 1 serving
Blending green veggies with fruit makes them taste great and is also a neat way of getting more veggies into your diet.


40 g baby spinach leaves
2 tbsp Orange Juice
1/4 cup filtered water
54 g Banana
72 g pineapple
80 g blackberries
1/4 cup water
In a mixer blend together baby spinach, orange juice and 1/4 cup of water. Blend well until it makes a nice green liquid. You should see a few tiny leaf fragments but that is all. Stop the blender and add the remaining ingredients. Fresh is best but frozen works well too. In this recipe I use frozen black berries. Blend until desired consistency is achieved and enjoy.
By my calculation the total calorie count for the recipe above is 142 calories. I really enjoy these green smoothies. It gives me the sweetness I crave with the veggies and fruits I need. Can you tell I’m really excited about smoothies? Haha. It’s funny how some things are just work for you, and other things no matter how hard you try you just can’t seem to make them work. Smoothies are a definite “fit” for me.

Friday, March 6, 2009


Yes that’s right smoothieville, population: ME.
WOW, I just gotta say what a great idea green smoothies are!! I went out and got a bunch of organic fruits and greens and went home to try this out. Yesterday morning was the first morning. I made one very simple sort of green smoothie. It was mostly banana and pineapple with a few greens and orange juice. I discovered, you need to go lightly with the orange juice… it’s very overpowering compared to other fruits and veggies.
As far as the greens go, add a lot…you won’t notice them at all. I own the Magic Bullet so how I do it is I cram the cup full of greens and add a little bit of filtered water and the blend till it’s just liquid… or pretty much just liquid. Then I add everything else I might want…. like this morning I added banana and blackberries, pineapple, and a strawberry one of those Dannon probiotic shots. It’s great tasting and healthy to boot. I can’t wait to mess with this and perfect some recipes…YeaY

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

2.5 Again...

Well I had to do my week 2.5 over just wasn't going well. I was having a hard time fitting my workouts in. So on Monday I did day 1 of week 2.5. It wasn't bad. Week 2.5 is a challenge for me but it's do-able.
Today I did day 2 of week 2.5 and I gotta say....MUCH better. I didn't hold on to the treadmill at all and I just felt very happy durring the run and after. I think after day 3 I may just be ready to take on week 3... Imagine!!

The Nitty Gritty
5 minute warm up 0.26 miles @ about 3.2 mph
21 minutes alternating between 3.2mph and 6mph for a distance of 1.67 miles.
5 minute cool-down 0.26 miles @ about 3.3mph