My fiancé loves podcasts, and every once in awhile he convinces me to listen with him. This past weekend, we were listening to an episode of Smart Passive Income where Pat Flynn (the host) was interviewing one of the women of SimpleGreenSmoothies.com about their site, their company, and most of all, about their 30-day challenges.
Simple Green Smoothies is a blog and company all about, you guessed it, simple green smoothies. They have tons of recipes, along with books and other guides to help you with making green smoothies a part of your life. They claim to help you lose weight and boost your energy, which considering I’m getting married in about 2 months, sounded like just what I need this spring. I’ve even convinced my fiancé to do it with me!
I’ve already been drinking smoothies for breakfast or a morning snack 3-4 days a week, but they have a lot more fruit than vegetables – and they’re not even remotely “green” (see picture!). I do try to sneak in a little bit of spinach, but that fruit to vegetable ratio could definitely be adjusted. But even though my smoothies aren’t the healthiest in the world, they already helped me lose a little weight and feel a little better just by increasing my overall fruit and vegetable intake. I also make mine with yogurt, which is the food that has been found to have the highest correlation to long-term weight loss (the theory is the probiotics). However, even with conscious efforts to eat more vegetables, I still usually fall short of 5 servings most days.
I’m hoping this challenge will help me:
- Lose Weight
- Get more energy
- Reach 5 servings of vegetables every day
- Get more creative with my smoothie routine (I’ve been making the same berry banana smoothie every day for the past few months…)
- Connect with a new group on social media! I’m excited to participate in my first ever social-media challenge
The challenge starts Friday, April 1, and I’ll be sharing my and my fiancé’s results on the blog at the end of the 30 days, so check back in to see what we thought. Or you can follow along with me and the challenge on Instagram @sayhiphooray and @simplegreensmoothies. Is anyone else doing the 30-day challenge or has done it in the past? I’d love to hear what you think about it!!