Today has been a rather quiet day. I woke up sore all over from the past couple of days of weight lifting, so I decided that I needed a good stretch and attended yoga class this morning. After yoga class, I felt a lot better soreness wise. I still am not going to lift today to give my muscles a much needed break, but I may go down to the gym and do a little bit of cardio after dinner tonight. Nothing too intense though.
Anyways, in honor of Thirsty Thursday for the #SummerRefresh challenge this afternoon I made my first attempt at a green smoothie. I borrowed a recipe off of www.paleoplan.com, but I changed the recipe slightly. You may want to add some protein powder to this shake, but this afternoon I decided not to because I was not that hungry. Here was my concoction that I threw into a blender which made 2 servings:
- 1 apple seeds and core removed
- 1 pear seeds and core removed
- 2 handfuls spinach
- 1 tsp ginger
- 2 tbsp flax seeds
- 1 cup water
- Juice of 1/2 of a lemon
- 1/2 tsp coconut oil
So my smoothie ended up looking like this:
At first I was a little weary of this smoothie, because it was bright green! Something about my food being bright green is a real turn off, but I gave it a try anyways. I am glad I tried it, because I was pleasantly surprised! The smoothie actually tasted really good. The only thing I would change is that my smoothie was little warm for my tasting, so next time I may add some ice cubes to the blender.
How do you like your smoothie? Do you have any fun plans for the upcoming weekend?