This to me is one of the best Green Smoothies I have tried, Its refreshing and really helps energize the body with a boost of Freshness.
As always I love to keep my ingredients Simple, and this one my friends is easy and quick. You can prepare the ingredients in a baggy so you don’t have to do them everyday, that i find is the easiest.
One of the main reason I like the Green Smoothie It REALLY REALLY helps for a quick refresh when your doing Low Carb. If I find myself in the “STALL”, I re boot. I don’t like doing the Total Cleansing routine, I just swap out a Meal or Two with a Green Smoothie and eat regular Low Carb Snacks and a God Healthy dinner. Then in 3 to 7 days on this routine, Im back in action again. Actually I have to Confess, I really like the Green Smoothie even if Im not in a Stall.
This recipe is for a Single Serving, if you need to do larger just Double 🙂
I hope you guys enjoy.
LETS GET STARTED!!
What you will need:
Small blender or whatever you have.
1 Fresh Stalk of Celery Leaves on
1 Cup diced Zucchini or Cucumber (Peel on, Nutrients in those skins ).
1 Cup baby Spinach
1 to 2 Tablespoons lemon juice (your preference I use 2 TBLS)
2 Tablespoons Protein Powder
4 ice cubes
1 Cup Water
NOTE: If your not a big fan of Celery omit and add 1/2 cup Kiwi or Avocado.
First lets get our Smoothie Ingredients ready.
1.Celery, Dice and LEAVE the Leaves, tons of good stuff in those Leaves.
2. Zucchini or Cucumber. (Skins ON).
3. Spinach (you don’t have to chop)
4. Lemon Juice (Fresh is best, I was out).
5. Protein Powder
6. Water and Ice put directly into Blender or save for last .
I’m using a small personal blender I got at Walmart for 12 dollars, so don’t worry about those fancy ones for this 🙂
Lets pack it into our Blender and get ready to Enjoy!
Blend for around 50 Seconds, or until well blended. Grab a Pretty cup and Garnish with a Celery stalk, Pretty!
It Happens, Don’t stress about the ,”Stall.” Do yourself a favor stay off of the scale and quit torturing yourself. We all have Stalls and think its all over, no more weight loss, another diet FAIL!!!
Low Carber’s often loose inches compared to pounds. Don’t obsess over those numbers in front of you, Grab a pair of tight jeans that is one size too small and use those, trust me quit beating yourself up. Especially us Ladies during that time of the month, our weight will fluctuate and yuk!
How do I know I’m at a Stalling point , well if your staying on track with your Low Carb lifestyle and your NOT Cheating yourself.
If you haven’t lost weight or inches for more than 4 to 6 weeks,then you very well may have entered the dreaded “Stall.”
If you ARE at a Stall then lets try a few things to get you back on track:
Try raising carbs. Sometimes eating too few carbs can cause metabolic slowdowns, upping fat or increasing fiber. I take a teaspoon of Coconut oil each day, and make sure I take a Fiber supplement. YES, I too have Stalled, I was initiated into that special club 2 months ago. I’m just now starting to loose again.
If your still eating the same thing, change it up. Add more good FATS, maybe little less Protein. Watch those vegis! Corn, beans and potatoes even in small amounts can really throw you off. I want you to eat Vegis, just the Good Carbs. Go back to the Original Plan you started on and CHANGE one thing,something.
LOOSE the Fruit, if you are eating Fruit stop for 1 week or 2.
I love my Beer too, but reality check! Find a substitute like really Dry Wine, and limit your glass to 1 or 2.
Sweeteners, I know touchy subject, but lets face it, even the slightest taste of sweetness can cause an insulin spike.
All Nuts are created equal..NO..if your snacking on Nuts stay away from Peanuts and Cashews. Watch your portion size on the others, I’ve found alot of folks will put a can on the desk or counter and snack all day, NO you have portions on Low Carb no matter what you’ve heard 1/4 Cup a day!
Remember EAT, I know it sounds crazy, but when you skip meals and you let your belly get hungry, its like starting all over, you’ve got to keep you metabolism going. Don’t let your body think its starving.
Know your body, get your measuring tape out and measure. Now lets get started and get you guys off the STALL!
I hope this helps some of you, we are all different, not all one thing works for All! When you get to that Happy Weight. Then we will work on keeping it Off and keeping you guys Healthy!
I recently went to the Doctor and He took me off 2 of my Blood pressure meds. I’m down to 1 now and no Diabetic signs or symptoms. How long have I been on Low Carb/High Fat? Since late May. With all good things it takes time, be patient,be true to yourself and stay motivated. Hugs to All 🙂