So this week it has been challenging to find my "food zone" once again. I've fallen to temptation several times, but I'm never afraid to work the calories back off... literally as soon as I consume them!
I start my day with coffee. always. no exception...
This week I've been bad about breakfast and grabbed a breakfast bar or banana on the way out the door to the gym. For lunch, I've been serving up some pretty tasty smoothies for a protein pump after the gym. Check out my newest creations...
2 large handfuls of spinach + 1/2 c. almond milk + 1/2 frozen banana + 1 t. honey
+ 1 T. ground flaxseed meal + 2 heaping spoonfuls of light vanilla yogurt
+ 1 small apple + good handful of ice cubes
Throw it all in the blender. Top with light whipped cream. Makes one serving.
300 calories | 8g protein | 26g calcium | 10g fiber
3/4 c. almond milk + 3/4 c. orange juice + 1 frozen banana + 1-2 peeled oranges
+ 2 T. ground flaxseed meal + 1 t. vanilla + 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
+ 1/2 t. orange extract + sprinkle of cinnamon + good handful of ice cubes
Throw it all in the blender. Top with light whipped cream. Makes two servings.
Want more Smoothie Recipes? Check out these from the past...
For dinner, I whipped up these super yummy Mozzarella & Roasted Garlic Chicken Sausages
(only 120 calories) with some broccoli and red peppers...
And since we're lovin' veggies this month, I mixed some cucumbers, onions and tomatoes
with fresh cilantro and a drizzle of ranch for a nice side salad. Delicious and fresh.
Remember that weight loss challenge at my gym? The final weigh-in is this Saturday. Wish me luck! My personal goal was to lose 25 lbs during the 55 Day Challenge. I may be a couple pounds shy, but I'm almost there!