21 Day Challenge – Day 11 to 14

imageVanilla Lime Green Smoothie was like ice cream.  I had it on July 30th before heading off to Cub Scout camp. While this recipe didn’t create a large quantity of smoothie, it was delicious.

July 31-August 2nd I was at Cub Scout camp with my kids.  We attended Camp Edward in Snohomish County, Washington. I was tempted to bring smoothie ingredients with me to camp, but decided I wanted to experience it all with my kids.  Besides, I knew I could get right back on the plan when I returned home.

Unfortunately my fridge was pretty bare when I returned home from camp. I didn’t have enough time to get to the store.  I decided to make random smoothies with my extra ingredients on hand. I had frozen berries, kale, beets, lime and vanilla yogurt. The beet gives a very earthy flavor and berries provided a lot of fiber.  This smoothie was great to push the camp food right out of my system.

imageThe most interesting change I have noticed since purchasing the vitamix is that I feel much less bloated.  My pants feel looser, although the initial pounds lost were all gained back at camp.

I was unable to make it to the grocery store again, so today I also made my own recipe.  I used grapes, kale, vanilla yogurt, frozen mango and pineapple. imageThis smoothie started out brown but turned slightly green as it sat together.  The frozen mango really makes the texture like a milkshake. My oldest son likes to taste my smoothies. Today, his taste was almost half of my glass!

Tonight I did finally make it to the grocery store. I will start with week three tomorrow.  There is no reason to beat myself up for not sticking exactly to the plan.  Nothing in life is simple, we just “do our best” according to the Cub Scout motto!

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