This month I am working on sticking to a clean diet. As much as I know about healthy eating, it is still hard to stick to. One reason why it is so hard is that cravings kick in and I find myself in my pantry looking for goodies.
A few weeks ago I started incorporating more green smoothies into my diet. I felt so energized and had NO cravings at all. My body was getting everything it needed. Oh, and I lost 5 lbs boo-ya!
Here is how my day went:
Wake up and drink 2 cups of water (plus drink water throughout the day)
Breakfast: Green smoothie
Snack: (only if I felt hungry) Fruit and a handful of nuts
Lunch: Large salad with a protein like tuna, chicken, or chickpeas.
Snack: Small green smoothie
Dinner: Soup/Green smoothie/ Protein and veggies
My plan above wasn't exactly like this each day. I just listened to my body and ate when I felt I wanted to. The key was to get in as many nutrients as possible in a day and I am telling you- it works. You feel so great doing this.
I am ready to get back into this now since I just got a few bags of frozen strawberries, blueberries, and mango. Now I am ready to go and can't wait!
I found this great website that is now doing a 30 Day Green Smoothie Challenge. The recipes look really good and you can adjust them to your liking. You can see it- HERE.
I will try to post some of the recipes I have made and I hope you give it a try as well.
You can also check out my post on Smoothie Making 101 HERE
Are you doing anything to start the year healthy?