After making my husband his green smoothie to take to work with him, I decided that if he could drink a green smoothie several days a week then I could start drinking it at least one day a week. He has been drinking them for about 6 months now and has the recipe perfected. But it has taken me a while to get on board with the green smoothie. I know that they are incredibly good for me but the thickness of the smoothie was difficult for me to adjust to. We finally replaced our nearly 15 year old blender that kept limping along, refusing to just die already! And we were pleasantly surprised by how much blenders have improved in 15 years. :D Our new blender blends the food really smoothly, so I decide it was time for me to try the green smoothie again. I was quite surprised by how good it actually was. It's not as quite as tasty as the fruit smoothies I usually make, but it is still a great way to start off the day with a healthy boost of kale. You can get the recipe for this Green Smoothie here: Green Smoothie
Here's what I ate today:
Breakfast: Green smoothie with an Udi's Gluten Free Cinnamon Raisin Bagel with cream cheese.
Lunch: Layered Taco dip with tortilla chips and a good book. I layered leftover taco meat, a sliced of cheddar cheese, salsa, a mini pack of Wholly Guacamole, and a dollop of sour cream. This is one of my favorite lunches.
Dinner: Cold pasta salad. I cooked Barilla Gluten Free Penne pasta and let it cool. Then I stirred in leftover cold grilled chicken, peas, and grilled onion. Then I stirred in a handful of grape tomatoes that I quartered, added a little dried basil, salt and freshly ground black pepper. It was a really quick, delicious and filling dinner for a hot summer evening.
Snack: a handful of dark chocolate chips. Because sometimes you just need a little chocolate. :)
Here is how I exercised today:
Today I did one of my favorite Tone It Up Routines- Bikini Body Routine! This is IT! BIKINI SERIES 2014 ☀. This is such a fun routine. It is a circuit of about 6 exercises that are repeated 3 times then there are about 4-5 fine toning exercises added to the end of the circuit, including the "Bikini Walkout". This is such a fun, albeit hardworking move! You'll have to try it and let me know if you love it as much as I do. You can try this routine here: Bikini Body Routine! This is IT! BIKINI SERIES 2014 ☀