Goooood morning! Who else is loving smoothies lately in this hot weather?
I’ve been really into green smoothies as an afternoon snack or easy breakfast lately. Have you guys made the Pear & Pineapple Green Smoothie from the #VersaChallenge yet? Click here for the recipe, and here for a video of me making it in case you missed that. It’s so good!
Even though I made the recipe a bunch of times for the video shoot in NYC, I actually never had the chance to try it until I made it at home last week! I’ve made it a couple times now as the recipe calls for and have been making some variations of it lately too. Water in place of the juice works well, as does adding avocado for some healthy fat and creaminess!
Smoothie to go!
The green smoothie was featured in the Summer Shape Up week 3 meal plan as breakfast yesterday (paired with some nuts or something for healthy fat/a little protein) – how did you guys like it? Keep those #SummerShapeUp updates coming!
On the lunch side of things, you guys are probably getting tired of seeing my huge lunch salads… sorry. They’re just so good and they really keep me full, too, with the mix of fiber/healthy fat/protein and lots of volume from veggies. My latest creation was a huge arugula/green pepper/lentil/brown rice/feta/string bean/tomato explosion. Topped with my homemade balsamic vinaigrette (balsamic vinegar + oil + lemon juice + dijon mustard). Delish.
I have a busy day ahead – lots of AnneTheRD client meetings, a couple calls, and I’m checking out a kettlebell class tonight taught by my Endurance Athlete Center colleagues from Functional Fitness VA. Should be fun!
Have a wonderful day!
- Check out my guest post on the Brooks Running blog about sports nutrition: “Eating for Performance”
- Amen: Why You Can’t Outsmart Food Cravings (Listen to Them!) – via Mindful Meals RDN
- Free Summer Workouts to Do in DC Every Day of the Week – via Washingtonian Well + Being Blog
- Five Minutes Breakfasts – via SpryLiving