Healthy 2015, Week 1 + Green Smoothie Recipe!

Hello friends!  Since this week started a new year, I thought I would share a little bit about what I have been up to since Rebekah and I announced our healthy winter goals for 2015.

  • Drinking 6-8 glasses of water daily: I have been using my MyFitnessPal app to not only track my calories through out the day/week to see where I stand, but I have been using the app to track my water consumption daily.  Most days I have surpassed my minimum goal of 6 glasses and have noticed I am more on track with my hunger cues.
  • 4 work outs per week: This week was a rough week.  I had a sinus infection, so I spent a lot of my time sleeping and praying the antibiotics kick in.  Luckily, I am feeling better and made it to the gym the past 2 days!
  • Trying a new workout per month: I finally was able to switch gyms (the New Years deals really helped) and have been getting back in a grove of picking fun and challenging fitness classes for the week. The past 2 days I went to a pilates and a yoga class, it’s been about 2 years since I did either…so I am counting that as a “new workout.”
  • Try a new recipe or food each week.  This week I made my own green smoothie recipe and prepped a bunch for the week.  See below and give it a try!

Green Smoothie (serves 2)

3 cups baby spinach or kale (I used a combo)

3/4 cup frozen strawberries

3/4 cup frozen peaches

3/4 cup orange juice (tart juices work best)

1 1/4 c plain nonfat Greek yogurt

Optional: 1/4 cup oats or 2 table spoons ground flax (I opted to use both)

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Combine and blend together.  Recipe should make roughly two 8 oz (1 cup) servings!

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Adding up all the calories and grams of protein, this smoothie ends up being roughly 200 calories and 10-15 grams protein (depending on if you add flax or not).

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Stay tuned to read Rebekah’s update later this week on how she is doing (moving into a new apartment and all)!

Peace, Love, and Buckeyes,

Amy

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