Green Tea Smoothie

Yesterday I went on another 4.5 mile run. And I didn’t even walk the whole time! I realize that a month ago I could barely run two laps around a quarter mile track and now I can go over 4 miles while carrying a decent amount of conversation. I admit during the last mile I wasn’t able to talk as well but I could spew out a few words every now and again. Improvement!

So during the last mile I had some time to think while Daniel ran ahead for a bit.  To get me through workouts I like to think about what I’m going to eat afterwards (hey, it works). I had yet to have green tea for the day and I typically like a smoothie right after a workout so I was thinking about how I could combine the two.  Here’s what I came up with:

green tea smoothie

It was the perfect combination of fruit and green tea. And super easy to make! I think it’s going to become one of my new favorites.

Here’s everything you need (minus lemon juice):

green tea smoothie ingredients

  • 1 bag of green tea steeped into one cup of hot water
  • One banana
  • 1.5 cups of almond or soy milk
  • A handful of frozen grapes (about 1/2 cup)
  • A handful of frozen peaches (about 2/3 cup)
  • A handful of fresh spinach
  • 1/2 teaspoon of honey
  • A few squirts of lemon juice
  • 4-5 ice cubes

Makes two servings @ 132 calories each

green tea smoothie

I think next time I want to play around with different fruits. I was really wanting mango but I didn’t have any on hand. Grapes, peaches, and bananas were definitely a good combo though. I’m very pleased with how they turned out!

Here’s what else I ate yesterday:

Meal Food Calories
Breakfast Corn Flakes 100
Almond Milk 90
Snack Green Tea 132
Fiber One Lemon Bar 90
Chip crumbs 60
Dinner Fish Tacos 410
Rice 100
Drinks Lambrusco 194
Dessert Fiber One Peanut Butter Brownie 90
Total 1266

I’m did pretty good for burning 400 calories and staying around my calorie range.

Wednesday’s Shark Tacos inspired me to make our own fish tacos at home. We already had all the ingredients needed. We invited Daniel’s friend Garret over to help us consume them.

I had two! They were soooo good!

fish tacos

We cooked up some tilapia (first marinated for 15 minutes in some olive oil with lemon juice, lemon pepper, red pepper, and garlic powder), then I made my own version of pico de gallo with 1 Roma tomato, green pepper, parsley, lemon zest, lime juice, garlic powder, ground red pepper, and lemon pepper. Basically a random bunch of stuff we had on hand and pulsed it in my food processor a few times. We had Garret bring some mango salsa as well that was delicious in combination with the pico de gallo. And of course it’s not a taco without lettuce and cheese!

After a delicious meal we played some card games and Dominos! I had never really learned the rules of Dominos so I was reliving my childhood last night the right way. It was fun, but I lost. As loser, I had to drink the rest of my glass of Lambrusco.  I’m ok with that 😉

I hope you all are having a fabulous friday!

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