A friend at work shared this recipe with me (she found it on Pinterest so thank you to whoever you are). It is a detox smoothie and though I was skeptical at first, I truly LOVE this smoothie. Not only does it make me feel like I should be sitting under an umbrella at the beach sipping this out of a carved out pineapple, but it has jump started my weight loss after I hit a plateau. Bonus…it really does “clean you out” if you catch my drift!
- handful of spinach
- 1/2 banana
- 1/2 pear (I use canned)
- 1/2 juiced lemon (I save the lemon to use in my water)
- 1 celery stalk (recipe calls for 2 stalks but 1 was fine for me)
- ice/water (depends how thick you like your smoothie)
- honey (I used local honey but you could sweeten with Splenda, Stevia etc)
Chop, blend and enjoy the beachfront drink.
Earlier this year, I was finally able to get a grip on what was happening to me. I was overweight. I was unhealthy. My GI issues were at an all time high. I felt gross, tired, moody…the list goes on and on. I was 43 and had to to SOMETHING. Click here for my post on my health and weight loss journey.
As I have never been one to sugar coat anything, I am about to get super real with anyone who reads this blog…
I started my health and weight loss journey at 200 pounds (gasp!). I am currently (as of this morning) 173.2 pounds. I weigh in every day to hold myself accountable. I do research. I ask questions. I try new recipes. I post real and untouched pictures of what I look like and what I eat. Doctored up pictures and professionally edited postings have their place but that place is not on my blog. Fast forward to today! I feel amazing…27 pounds lighter and 3 clothing sizes smaller.
It isn’t easy and I am truly thankful for each and every person that has lent an ear, showed support, noticed my changes and have encouraged me. Some of that support came from those who I would never have imagined.
I am going to start posting a lot of different topics on here…some will help, some will offend. I make no apologies for that…I am who I am and this journey is what it is.
*Disclaimer- I am not a dietitian. I am not a doctor or a nurse. I do not give out any advice relating to health/diet. This is about what works for ME.*