30 Day Green Smoothie Challenge – Week 2

Meal Plan | April 7, 2016 | By

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Day 8 – Friday, April 8th, 2016
Energizing Green Smoothie

Day 9 – Saturday, April 9th, 2016
Creamy Green Apple Smoothie

Day 10 – Sunday, April 10th, 2016
Creamy Orange and Avocado Smoothie

Day 11 – Monday, April 11th, 2016
Kale Pina-Covado Smoothie

Day 12 – Tuesday, April 12th, 2016
Peachy Green Protein Smoothie

Day 13 – Wednesday, April 13th, 2016
Sweet Honeydew Mint Smoothie

Day 14 – Thursday, April 14th, 2016
Parsley Vanilla Pudding

This is more of a yoghurt breakfast than a smoothie. 

30 Day Green Smoothie Challenge – Week 1

Meal Plan | April 1, 2016 | By

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Each April, I like challenge myself and have a green smoothie every day for 30 days, as a way to do a little spring cleaning for my body. They not only taste delicious but also give me a big boost of energy, much needed after a long winter. I thought this time it might be fun to share and get others involved. So, if you are prepared to take the challenge, here are the rules! <3 AJ/Dream

Rules:

  • You must replace 1 meal with a full 8 oz (or larger) smoothie, each day!

(Typically I replace breakfast with a smoothie or a snack, whatever is easier!)

  • If you are still hungry, you may have a small side (such as an egg etc…)
  • You can follow the daily recipes I post or be adventurous and make your own!
  • If you want to make your own, you’re welcome to use my green smoothie guide
  • Please share your creations, photos and encouragements in our FB group!
  • Spread the word, have fun, drink up and enjoy!

Tips:

  • If using all fresh fruits/veggies, add a few ice cubes to make it colder!
  • Freezing fruits a day or two ahead is a big help!
  • Feel free to substitute fruits/veggies you may not like for something you do!
  • Always make them thick to start, you can add more liquid base to thin them.
  • Most recipes are enough for two smoothies! 1 for a meal/1 snack or 1 to share
  • If it doesn’t taste sweet enough, add more fruit or a sweetener from my guide
  • Don’t be afraid to try new things, you might discover you like it! 😀

 

Day 1 – Friday, April 1st, 2016
Everyone’s Favorite Green Smoothie

Everyones favourite green smoothie

Day 2 – Saturday, April 2nd, 2016
Emerald Elixir

Emerald Elixir

Day 3 – Sunday, April 3rd, 2016
My Favorite Green Smoothie

My Favorite Green Smoothie

Day 4 – Monday, April 4th, 2016
Nut Butter Banana Smoothie

Nut Butter Banana Smoothie

Day 5 – Tuesday, April 5th, 2016
(Today is my birthday, so let’s celebrate with something sweet and have a treat!)

Mint Chocolate Chip Green Smoothie

Mint Chocolate Chip Green Smoothie

Day 6 – Wednesday, April 6th, 2016

Green Diamond Smoothie

Green Diamond Smoothie

Day 7 – Thursday, April 7th, 2016
Happy Green Monster Smoothie

Happy Green Monster Smoothie

How to build your own green smoothie

Meal Plan | March 20, 2016 | By

Get creative and make a smoothie that you can call your own! Follow these simple steps to build a nutritious and delicious smoothie, that will work every time! 

STEP ONE
Pick 1 Liquid Base: (2 Cups)

  • Almond Milk
  • Cashew Milk
  • Coconut Milk
  • Coconut Water
  • Flax Milk
  • Green Tea
  • Hemp Milk
  • Kefir
  • Water

STEP TWO
Pick 1-3 Greens: (2 Cups *Packed*)

  • Arugula
  • Baby Spinach
  • Broccoli Leaves
  • Chives
  • Collard Greens
  • Coriander
  • Cucumber
  • Curly Kale
  • Dandelion Greens
  • Lettuce
  • Mint
  • Parsley
  • Silverbeet
  • Swiss Chard

STEP THREE
Pick 1-3 Fruit: (1-2 Cups Total)

  • Apple
  • Banana
  • Blackberries
  • Blueberries
  • Cantaloupe
  • Cherries
  • Figs
  • Grapes
  • Grapefruit
  • Honeydew
  • Kiwi
  • Lemon
  • Lime
  • Mango
  • Nectarine
  • Orange
  • Papaya
  • Peach
  • Pear
  • Pineapple
  • Plum
  • Raspberries
  • Strawberries
  • Tangerine
  • Watermelon

STEP FOUR
Pick 1 – Fat: (1-2 tbsp Total)

  • Avocado (use 1 half)
  • Almond Butter
  • Coconut Oil
  • Flax Oil
  • Nuts

STEP FIVE (Optional)
Pick 1 – Superfood:

  • Bee Pollen 1-2 tsp
  • Chia Seeds 1-2 tbsp
  • Flax Seeds 1-2 tbsp
  • Goji Berries 1-2 tbsp
  • Hemp Seeds 1-2 tsp
  • Maca Powder 1-2 tsp
  • Raw Cacao Powder 1-2 tbsp

Pick 1 – Supplement or Spice:

  • Acai Powder 1 tsp
  • Cinnamon 1-2 tsp
  • Ginger 1 tsp
  • Nutmeg 1 tsp
  • Protein Powder 1-2 tbsp

Pick 1 – Sweetener:

  • Agave
  • Coconut Sugar
  • Dates
  • Dark Chocolate Chips
  • Honey
  • Pure Maple Syrup
  • Stevia
  • Vanilla Extract