Trying to add more fruits and veggies to your daily eating habits? Add both first thing in the morning with this Tropical Green Smoothie. It’s February 1st – how is everyone doing on their New Year’s Resolutions so far? I saw a funny post on instagram that January was just a “practice round”. The problem setting big resolutions or goals, is you have to refine them in the beginning and make small habit forming changes to help you get to your end goal.
One goal that I have been discussing a lot lately this path month is simply including more fruit and vegetables within meals and snacks. Just simply go back to the basics. Are you really getting in the minimum recommendation of 5 fruits and vegetables a day? If the answer is no, this should be your starting point.
If eating healthier or maintaining a healthy weight is your goal for 2017, start here. Try to add a serving of fruit and/or vegetables at every meal and snack. If you are typically consuming 3 meals and 2 snacks per day (and now you are adding a fruit and/or vegetable to each) – BAM! You just reached the minimum daily recommendation for fruits and vegetables for the day. Smoothies are a fantastic way to add both fruit and vegetables in one meal! The secret to this smoothie is the frozen avocados. Now, of course, you can freeze them yourself, but now Welch’s prepackages them in the frozen aisle. Now, you won’t have to worry about the other portion of your avocado turning too quickly. The frozen avocado makes this smoothie so creamy, almost like a consistency of a milkshake.
Happy Saint Patrick’s Day! Go green for Saint Patrick’s Day with my favorite green smoothie combination.
Some exiting things have been happening over in my little blog corner of the internet world. The other day I found out that I made the the 2015 Cabot Fit Team with 7 other fabulous bloggers! Whitney Bond of Little Leopard Book, Carrie Burrill of Bakeaholic Mama, Audra Fullerton of The Baker Chick, Julie Harrington of RDelicious Kitchen, Brianne Izzo of Cupcakes & Kale Chips, Kelly Mahoney of Kelly the Culinarian, Anne Mauney of FANNEtastic Food, and Kita Roberts of Pass the Sushi. Read more about each of these bloggers here!
We will be running the TD Bank Beacon to Beacon 10k in Cape Elizabeth, Maine on August 1st. I can’t wait! I better start training soon!
You may be expecting a “shamrock shake” mint kind of smoothie on St. Patrick’s Day, but I’m sticking to my go-to green smoothie to share with you today.
Funny story, last year when I make a “lightened up” shamrock shake, my first attempt I added too much mint extract. Tasted like straight up toothpaste … gross. I’m not a huge mint fan, rather more of a peanut butter kind of girl, so this variation hits the spot! Plus, the secret it making it creamy is the little bit of Cabot Greek yogurt.
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