Monday, February 17, 2014

Tropical Green Smoothie

HAPPY MONDAY... well, it's going to be Monday whether you're happy about it or not, so you might as well set your mind to be happy. Being ill, crabby or moody just sets you up for all sorts of failures and set backs.

With my new clean eating, I'm setting myself up for success and not failure. Failure in the form of Negative Nelly talk in my head, no more! I kicked her to the curb and replaced her with the ever annoying Smiling Sally who is a ray of sunshine and positive. LOL...not really, I'm sort of in the middle but in my head Sally and Nelly are having a knock down drag out!

Okay, before I scare you off...let's move on.

I'm down a total of 25 lbs!!! GOAL 1 met...whew. The last 2 lbs were a bugger to get off. NOW to get the remaining...cough 75 off. OH LAWD help me!

Actually I do feel better, stronger, my clothes are looser, my sleep is better, my pain is less and I can wear my engagement ring again. First time in 4 years!

HOW you ask? Clean eating. No processed foods. Nothing from a can or box. Well, almost nothing and the VERY FEW things that are not fresh are frozen or have nothing added to the can. I also replaced my oil. I either use extra virgin olive oil OR
LouAna coconut oil. health benefits — it's vegan, as well as well as contains beneficial fatty acids, zero trans-fats and no cholesterol.

EVEN in my smoothies. YES you read that right. In my smoothie. Coconut oil is very good for you and no, it doesn't make your food taste like a coconut.

Tropical Green Smoothie
1 mango
5 TBSP crushed pineapple
4 TBSP Greek yogurt
2 tsp organic ground flax seed
1 scoop Pea Powder protein
1 cup coconut water (Cocozia)
1 1/2 frozen bananas
3 handfuls chopped kale
1/2 cup mango juice
1 TBSP LouAna coconut oil

All ingredients are tossed into the Vita-Mix or blender and liquefied. The frozen banana helps make it thick and creamy. You can add or substitute whatever ingredients you have on hand.

GIVE AWAY for some LouAna coconut oil AND the newest cookbook from Southern Living starts on the 19th!!!

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