Alrighty, folks! Time to kick off the Fall 2012: 7-Day Green Smoothie Challenge with Day 1! I think it's gonna be an absolute blast and I'm excited to share some recipes throughout the week :)
For my green smoothie today, I made this strawberry banana spinach protein smoothie, inspired by Janice. It turned out so sweet and delicious - it could have been a dessert!
Here's the ingredient list:
- 1 cup coconut almond milk (you can use any kind of milk or even water)
- half banana
- 1 handful organic fresh baby spinach
- 1 cup frozen strawberries
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder ( I used a pea/hemp protein)
With a simple recipe like this one, green smoothies really are a quick & easy way to get in your greens! I love how this recipe calls for spinach because spinach leaves has contain lots of phyto-nutrients and are a great source of iron, but you can really use any green!
Over the weekend I went to Barnes and Noble to browse the books and do some reading as well as a little computer work. It's a fantastic way to spend a couple of hours and I left feeling inspired and refreshed! The expedition was topped off with a stop by the Vitamin Shoppe on the way home with one of my best friends :)
I want to say "Happy Birthday!" to my big sister today! Kristen - you are my role model, best friend, inspiration and confident. The hilarious moments, the desperate moments - it's all what sisters share and I'm SO thankful you're mine!!!
Blessings, dear sister, for another year filled with realizing the dreams you've worked and prayed for!
Just for fun, I thought I would compile a link list of other bloggers who are doing this 7-day green smoothie challenge with me. Here are a few to get you started, and I'll hopefully get the rest posted by the end of the week :) Enjoy!
Ahh, sorry guys that's all I have time for right now! My sister and I are out to hit the Labor Day sales before the rush. I'll do my best to get your links up later :) Happy Labor Day, everyone!