GLOW Smoothie Challenge: Week 1


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After the BBQ, chips and soda drinks I consumed over the holiday weekend, I think I can speak for most of us when I say that I need a cleansing of my body and mind. It’s summertime now and with that comes the higher chance of getting into a bikini, prancing around the beach or pool and I certainly want to feel and look my best. Don’t we all?!?

It also doesn’t hurt that Chris and I have 6 weddings to attend, including preparation for our own! I want to be a glowing bride on my wedding day and to do so, I know it first starts with a clean and nutritious diet. If you are a soon-to-be bride then you definitely want to keep reading.

I have partnered up with Megan Roosevelt, aka Healthy Grocery Girl, to bring you a 4-week smoothie challenge you don’t want to miss out on! Not only will you have 4 delicious and easy to make smoothies to choose from, after the first week you will feel more energized, more focused, more refreshed, and more renewed for a glow that your friends will be jealous of.

Why try our GLOW Smoothie Challenge?  Well…

Potential Health Benefits

  • Increase Energy Levels
  • Weight loss
  • Reduction of allergic symptoms
  • Clearer skin and eyes
  • Flatter stomach
  • Improved regularity

What To Do Throughout The 4 Weeks

1. Make one smoothie a day as a meal replacement: Check out all the recipes!

2. Consume 2 additional meals and 2-3 snacks each day

3. Drink a minimum of 8, 8-ounce glasses of water per day

4. Try and break a sweat through physical activity most days of the week!

**Our Glow Smoothie Challenge is not calorie controlled. The focus is on replacing unhealthy foods with healthier options that support the body’s natural cleansing and detoxification process, in turn boosting health and skin health. 

I started the challenge today with the ‘You’re a Peach’ smoothie and it is beyond delicious!!!!! Check out the recipe below.

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You’re a Peach

Makes One, 16-ounce smoothie


1 cup frozen peaches

1?2 lemon, juiced

1 banana

1 teaspoon fresh ginger, minced

1 cup water or coconut water

1 serving plant-based protein powder *see recommendations

1?2 cup ice


 Combine all ingredients in a high- speed blender and blend on high for 20-30 seconds. Enjoy!

The complete guide to our GLOW Smoothie Challenge includes foods to stay away from, the benefits of each smoothie ingredient and 4 awesome smoothie recipes! Join me and check out the the guide below to start the challenge. 





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  • Nicole

    So you are aupposed to drink the peach one every day for the first week, then the glow girl smoothie every day during the second week, etc? Or, can you switch it up? Thank you!:)

    • desireehartsock

      You can switch it up if you like throughout the 4 weeks or stick with one per week. It’s up to you and which smoothies you prefer. 😉 Enjoy!

  • alyssa blankenship

    does this really help you lose weight. because i want to have a flatter stomach instead of it being flabby.

  • Judy

    My husband & I want to kick-start eating healthier together! We’re drinking a smoothie for breakfast & lunch and salad with protein for dinner. Thanks for the inspiration ?

  • Joanne Cook

    Hi! I’m going to give this a try… i have a question and can’t seem to find the answer… what’s this.. 1 serving plant-based protein powder *see recommendations?? Thanks so much!

    • desireehartsock

      Hi Joanne! The plant based protein powder is great to put into the smoothies and the recommendations can be found in the Glow Smoothie Challenge packet. Click on the link in the post to get the packet. Healthy Grocery Girl also has her own protein powder that you can find on her site.

  • Jaclyn Zingali

    I noticed it says to stay away from dairy for a month. I only drink almond milk anyways and rarely have cheese. But, I would have a greek yogurt almost everyday and sometimes cottage cheese. I don’t mind giving these up but, want to know if greek yogurt and cottage cheese would be something that should mostly be avoided when this challenge is over? Is there a reason it’s not that healthy? I always wondered this but, there are too many confusing articles out there! Please let me know your thoughts. Thank you!

    • desireehartsock

      Hi Jaclyn! Megan from Healthy Grocery girl will be able to answer your question in depth and can be reached at All the best!

      • Jaclyn Zingali

        Thank you so much for the reply! I will send her my question. I appreciate the help!! 🙂