What have I gotten myself into this time?
I’ve agreed to a challenge in which I will consume one veggie smoothie per week in place of an actual dinner with the thought that I will thereby lose 50 pounds over the course of a year.
You see, this summer I’ll be turning 49, and it would be fantastic to face 50 a little leaner. Ok, maybe not leaner, but with 50 fewer pounds of fat hugging my body.
How did this challenge come about? Well… one of our favorite breakfast places has begun serving smoothies as well as delicious skillets and omlettes. No, we didn’t order one, but it got my sweetheart thinking that if we replace just one meal per week, it could make a big impact. That and cutting down on the chips and dip and Hot Tamales, of course. Before I knew it, I was agreeing to try it. We’ll begin after my summer trip, so that will give us about 50 weeks to drop the 50 pounds. That’s totally reasonable.
Oh man, I’m afraid already. I HATE vegetable smoothies. If you have any recipes that don’t taste exactly like vomit, I’d love to hear from you.
May 17, 2015 at 2:22 pm
Good luck! I’ve never had one so can’t comment on taste or recipes.
May 17, 2015 at 2:34 pm
Thank you! I’ll need all the luck I can get. 🙂
May 17, 2015 at 5:55 pm
I hate them too, but here is my answer: I half a grapefruit or orange, a half a banana and a handful of Kale. You can add in some ice, some flax seeds, some flavored yogurt or some vanilla soy milk. It tastes pretty refreshing actually!
May 17, 2015 at 7:48 pm
Thanks for providing not only the recipe, but some hope!
May 17, 2015 at 7:26 pm
Have you tried shakeology yet?
May 17, 2015 at 7:49 pm
I’ve never heard of it.
May 18, 2015 at 8:36 am
I hadn’t heard of Shakeology before I became a coach for Beachbody, but I’ve started using it and I’ve found that I hugely prefer it to any kind of vegetable smoothie or juice. Shakeo packs in all the nutrients that green juice and protein shakes do, but it tastes a billion times better, in my opinion. If I sent you a video that explained more about it, would you be able to watch it?
May 18, 2015 at 9:36 pm
If you’d like to send a link, that would be fine. 🙂
May 19, 2015 at 11:24 am
Check it out here- let me know what you think! http://www.shakeology.com/amandaturner612