GLOW Smoothie Challenge: Week 1
July 07, 2014
HEALTH + FITNESS
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.
You’re a Peach
Makes One, 16-ounce smoothie
1 cup frozen peaches
1⁄2 lemon, juiced
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.