The Detox Smoothie

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!

Ingredients:

  1. handful of spinach
  2. 1/2 banana
  3. 1/2 pear (I use canned)
  4. 1/2 juiced lemon (I save the lemon to use in my water)
  5. 1 celery stalk (recipe calls for 2 stalks but 1 was fine for me)
  6. ice/water (depends how thick you like your smoothie)
  7. honey (I used local honey but you could sweeten with Splenda, Stevia etc)

Chop, blend and enjoy the beachfront drink.

My Health and Weight Loss Journey

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.*