Green Smoothie Challenge Days 2 and 3 (8 Weeks Until Bikini Time)

It’s less than 8 weeks until my holiday!! I know I need to step things up a notch, but unfortunately my sweet tooth takes over about 4.30pm every day! I’ve been enjoying chocolate covered rice crackers as a bit of a treat but I need to up my fruit levels instead of chocolate to curb my sugar cravings! Today I enjoyed my Green Smoothie at 4.30 and it seemed to help.

Starting Weight:Starting Weight (25/03/13): 66.7kg
Last Week’s Weight (02/04/13): 65.4kg
Current Weight (10/04/13): 65.4kg

No change from last week. Not great, but not a disaster.

I’ve worked hard at cutting out processed foods, and am still trying to drink more water. This week’s challenge is going to be watching my portion sizes and ‘sweet treats’. My downfall this week was making Tom’s favourite dessert on Friday night (Banoffee Pie) as a treat for him, and then eating it after most meals as pudding. If it’s sitting in the fridge then it’s really hard to say no!

I am also going to do more speed work, spinning and weights this week to increase calorie burn. Last week I did quite a few pilates classes, and a few runs, as well as a TRX class (which was killer, but highly recommended!) but I know I need to up the HIIT (high intensity interval training) in my routine.

Yesterday’s green smoothie was the same as today’s, I decided to make a double batch to save on time and washing up.

Kiwi Green Smoothie (makes enough for 2 smoothies)

1 romaine heart lettuce
4 kiwis, peeled and chopped
1 mango
500ml water or coconut water
ice, if you like
a drop of honey or agave syrup to taste

Whizz in the blender until smooth.

So vibrant on a Spring like day (it’s still freezing outside here in London!)

Yay IT’S GREEN!!

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6 Comments

  1. April 10, 2013 / 5:28 pm

    THAT looks really really really good. So all I need is a blender? #addittothewishlist

  2. April 11, 2013 / 1:52 pm

    That looks tasty and I’m on a big mango kick right now.

    I have tried this one (found at http://bemorewithless.com/ease-into-health-with-green-juice-and-smoothies/) and loved it.

    •1/2 avocado
    •handful of romaine or spinach leaves
    •1/2 cucumber
    •1/2 banana
    •1/2 cup coconut water or apple juice
    •1 tablespoon chia seeds

    She adds frozen bananas and I used ice (which was fine). Then, later on, she tells me to make this change and I thought it was delish.

    1/2 avocado
    1/2 cucumber
    handful baby spinach
    1/2 frozen banana
    1/2 cup mixed berries (I like strawberries and raspberries)
    1/4 cup coconut water.

    Enjoy!

  3. April 11, 2013 / 4:15 pm

    That one looks good. Definitely will be trying it!

  4. April 14, 2013 / 8:43 am

    That’s awesome, thank you!!!

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