January 13, 2015

Water & Green Smoothie Love {Use the Coconut}

 After reading Maryea's post on creating a perfect "Superfoods Smoothie", I have been on a smoothie kick again. Every few months, they rule my mornings until I've out-smoothied myself. Harper is going through a growth spurt and is not turning down anything edible these days, including the smoothies. Praise Him! Picky toddler antics have been paused for now. I'm really hoping forever. We have been able to sneak more greenery into in her diet so everyone's benefiting.


You can pop on over to Maryea's blog post to read about the different superfoods she included in her smoothies and what makes them so good for ya body. I sent Mike to the market to pick up kale, pineapple, bananas, blueberries, grapes and coconut water to use in ours for the week. I like to add a tablespoon of coconut oil too. Healthy fats, people. Our bodies crave them...give into the desire.


Even though our guys had a horrible season, just terrible, I still sport my Gamecocks gear. Haha! I love my reusable bottles because I have to track my water intake. Why? I'm pretty sure that I bleed coffee. There have been days where I am just having my first glass of water at lunch time. Don't judge me. To remain properly hydrated, I like to drink a few of these guys a day and preferably hours before bedtime. People always say that your skin and hair will love you for drinking more water. They're right. The difference in my hydrated skin and my caffeinated skin is noticeable. I have a Beyonce type glow and suffer from less skin inflammations. Yes! Coffee leaves me dull and I just look like I need to go home and exfoliate. Stat!


Since I have incorporated my morning smoothies, I feel energized and don't NEED caffeine. Do I still enjoy a piping hot cup of joe? Uh...yeah, but I'm not chugging coffee like someone's life depends on it anymore.

What have you learned from a fellow blogger recently?

This post was fueled by a smoothie, more Interpol (they're so good) and my fig scented lotion.

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20 comments:

  1. I love coffee, but I drink decaf--otherwise I get the shakes!

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    1. I get the shakes without it. "The first step is admitting you have a problem"...I'm stuck at step 1. ;)

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  2. I'll have to try smoothies again... I just don't get into drinks that much. I'd rather eat my food (fruits and veggies included) than drink it, but maybe I should give it another go.

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    1. I would rather it too. Some days it's easier to throw it in a blender and take it with you! LOL.

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  3. I'm always learning new things & being reminded of better things all the time from awesome blog friends.. .like you :)

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    1. Same to you! I'm learning so much about running from you especially! And knitting looms :)

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  4. I used to do smoothies everyday (spinach with fruit) - I need to do that again!

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    1. It's such an easy way to make sure you're getting your veggies in!

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  5. I love adding coconut oil, almond butter and cacao nibs to my smoothies every morning! So delish! :)

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    1. I need to grab some cacao nibs after work! Yum!

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  6. That green smoothie is so pretty, and it sounds super good! :] I need to go grocery shopping sometime--I haven't gone at all this year yet, hahaha. :P

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    1. Haha! I'm sure you'll cook something amazing after your first trip!!!

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  7. I haven't learned anything recently but I do like reading everyone's fitness thoughts. I have to leave the house at 4:30 am for my first client so my breakfast is usually a protein bar. #wowlinkup

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  8. I don't think I can give up my morning coffee!! I like smoothies in the summer but when it is this cold it's hard to get them down.

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    1. Haha! I could imagine that. Luckily, we have about two "cold" days a week in SC during winter. ;)

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  9. Lean Lena shared a sweet potato hash recipe and I have been eating on that for a WEEK! I cut the organic sweet potato in diced squares and then store in a plastic bag. I take out a handful to cook before heading to work and cover with 2 eggs. YUM! Great job on the smoothies. Sounds like you are definitely on the right track with that. #wowlinkup

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    1. Yum! That sounds similar to a sweet potato hash! :)

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  10. Yum. I always love trying new things #wowlinkup

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  11. Green smoothies are the best!! It's fun to experiment and try different flavor combinations. I need to try to get my boyfriend to try some!

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