Chocolate Protein Smoothie!

We did an amazing MAXT3 workout this morning: Legs & Surge! Talk about killing yourself. I’m definitely going to be feeling it tomorrow.

To re-fuel I made a delicious smoothie full of good for you ingredients!







Chocolate Protein Smoothie:


  • 1 Cup Strawberries
  • 1 Scoop Chocolate Protein Powder
  • 1 Scoop Green Superfood – Berry Flavor
  • 2 Spoonfuls Coconut Oil
  • 1 Spoonful Superfood Blend
  • 1 Scoop Max Recovery
  • 1 Cup Almond Milk
  • Fill to the top with water

Tip: If you don’t have any greens on hand then use Green Superfood to get your greens! It can be found at your local Sprouts or Whole Foods.

Green Superfood


Day 10: Blueberry with a Splash of Strawberry

day_10Today marks the first day that I’m starting up my workout program again! Now that my body and schedule have adjusted to a healthier diet and lifestyle, I can add in a specific workout schedule. When you’re changing your diet/lifestyle it can be hard on your body.

If you’re following the advanced plan completely and not just for green smoothies it can take a lot longer. For the first few weeks your body is  trying to convert from using sugar for energy to using fat for energy which will turn you into a fat-burning machine!  Woohoo!

Remember, everyone is different so for some it might take longer and others you might be able to catch up quicker. Only add in workouts when you feel up to it. You don’t want to push yourself over the edge. It’s important to listen to your body and if it says you’re tired then make sure to rest. I have a hard time with that since like most people I’m always busy and on-the-go! So I took the time to relax and only did little workouts here and there.

maxT3Now I have to tell you about my awesome workout program. It’s called maxT3 and only takes 12 minutes at home! This makes it easy to squeeze into your mornings (set your alarm to wake up 15 minutes early!).  Get more information and buy it here. It’s totally worth it and will kick your butt. 🙂

Now for the recipe from Day 10!

Blueberry with a  Splash of Strawberry

  • Spinach
  • 1/2 c. Frozen Blueberries
  • 5 Frozen Strawberries
  • 1 spoonful Whole Fat Plain Yogurt (no low-fat, non-fat, or fat-free!!!)
  • 1 scoop Vanilla Perfect Protein
  • Sprinkle Raw Almonds
  • 2 spoonfuls Coconut Milk Fat
  • 1 drop Blueberry Stevia
  • 1/2 tbsp Coconut Oil

I found that adding the Perfect Protein into my smoothies this week made a BIG difference. They tasted a lot better since it adds flavor and sweetness. I also started adding it since I’m working out more and getting the right protein is really important to helping your body recover after an intense workout. Read more about it here.


Day 9: Simple Strawberry Spinach Smoothie

day_9Happy Monday and Go Broncos! We’re going to the Super Bowl Baby!

I finally made a smoothie this morning that I have fell in love with! It is the taste of perfection.I am so excited to share it with you. Plus, it uses my favorite fruit – Strawberries!!!

And guess what my favorite green is? Spinach! It’s so much better than stupid lettuce that wilts and has no taste. Spinach has a lot of nutrients in it and doesn’t wilt as easily.

I ordered a spinach salad at lunch the other day. The only ingredient it listed for greens was spinach. And guess what I got? Part lettuce/part spinach salad. {Insert angry upset face here} The restaurant must have decided spinach is expensive so they hid the lettuce below the spinach. And the lettuce wasn’t even fresh, it was brown and wilted…

Here is the recipe from Day 9:

Strawberry Spinach Smoothie

  • Spinach
  • Strawberries
  • 2 tbsp. Flaxseed
  • 1 Scoop Vanilla Perfect Protein
  • 1 tbsp Coconut Oil

day_9_strawberryGuess what? There’s no added sugar in this one! Thanks to the strawberries and perfect protein it already had enough sweetener. The other new ingredient I added was flaxseed. It’s so good for you but make sure not to add too much!

I poured my smoothie into my Blender Bottle to make it easier to drink while running errands. If you plan to pour your smoothie into a Blender Bottle make sure it’s the large, 28 oz. size and you use the small NutriBullet cup. As you can see the small cup filled up my entire Blender Bottle.


Day 7: On-the-Go Adventure

After this morning’s green smoothie, I can’t stress enough that you need a NutriBullet to make these! We left to spend the weekend with my parents and sister. I packed the NutriBullet so I could share it with the family and realized when we arrived that I left the blade at home. The most important part. So we tried to make it with the Ninja. FAIL!


Since the Ninja can’t pulverize the ingredients, it left bits and pieces of everything…kale, apple, almonds, etc. The proof is in the picture. It looked so gross and the texture was so weird. So I have called this the “Liquid Salad“. The good news aside from the color and texture is that it tasted really yummy. Phew!

It was so funny watching the family try some of it. My mom had to close her eyes and my dad asked if he could drink it in the dark!

Here is the recipe from Day 7!

  • Kale
  • Whole Green Apple
  • Sprinkle of Almonds, Goji Berries, and Chia Seeds
  • 1scoop Vanilla Protein Powder
  • 1/2 packet of Regular Stevia
  • Water

day_7The vanilla protein powder I used is from Maximized Living. You can buy it here. I highly recommend it as they use whole foods and natural sweeteners which make it taste awesome! And yes, it’s expensive, but it’s worth it. If you’re looking for a cheaper approved version you can buy Jay Robb Egg White Vanilla Protein Powder at your local Sprouts or Natural Grocers.

Today also marks one week of green smoothies! Woohoo!