I don’t know about you, but after most holiday weekends, I feel like I need to hit the refresh button. So, I whipped up the Green Goblin Smoothie from Simple Green Smoothies to give me some much needed energy and get myself back on track for the week.
I should mention that extremes aren’t really my thing, especially when it comes to nutrition. I’m more of the mindset that moderation is a good thing. So, when I found the 7 day smoothie challenge called Simple 7 by Simple Green Smoothies, I was pumped that it involved making small changes rather than changing your whole diet.
After you submit your email, you’ll receive a A Simple 7 – Game Plan, and the best part – it’s free! It includes a shopping list of the 7 ingredients you will need for the week (yes, 7!). And you will recognize all 7 ingredients and easily find them at your local grocery store.
You will also be given a daily smoothie schedule with easy to follow recipes. All the challenge requires is that you follow the daily smoothie schedule for 7 days. Yep, just add one smoothie a day for a week – no other requirements. Since this type of challenge was right up my alley, I submitted my email and started it. It was super easy to follow and I felt great. I had energy, my skin looked better, and I had lost all those pesky weekend lbs. that love to follow me around 😉
The Green Goblin Smoothie from Simple Green Smoothies:
- 1 cup spinach (I used kale instead)
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 orange, peeled
- 1 cup pineapple
- 1/2 banana
Mix your greens and water first until you get a nice smooth consistency. Then, add your remaining ingredients and blend. If you want this cold – use frozen pineapple and frozen bananas (don’t throw those brown bananas away – chop and freeze instead ;)).
In fact, it wasn’t until the following week when I wasn’t having the smoothies, that I realized how great I had felt the week before on the Simple 7 challenge. Which is why I’m returned to the program.
If you go to the Simple Green Smoothie website you’ll find lots of other delicious smoothie and plant-based recipes. In fact, Simple Green Smoothies has a new recipe book coming out September 11th on Amazon which we will be reviewing soon!
If you are looking to boost your energy, look and feel better but not make drastic changes to your diet, I encourage you to try the 7-Day Challenge and report back to us at Nearly All Things. We think you’ll love it as much as we did 🙂
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