Raspberry Dreamsicle Green Smoothie: Challenge Check-In #2

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Raspberry Green Smoothie

Are you taking the Green Smoothie Challenge? I find that the first couple of weeks are easy peasy, but around now you might be running out of green smoothie steam. It takes a while to form a habit, and part of the process is getting over any mid-challenge slumps you might be experiencing.

What I feel is really important at this point in the challenge – or whenever you start to hit a wall with your daily smoothies – is to not beat yourself up. Did you miss a day? Don’t worry about it!

Instead of focusing on mistakes, just do your best and reward yourself for what you have done so far! It’s not called a challenge for nothin’!

If you started on the first day of Lent, then you’re already on day 17, so give yourself a high five for all of the green smoothies you’d made. Don’t sweat those busy days when you rushed out of the house without turning on the blender!

This week’s recipe features one of my current obsessions: soy yogurt. I’ve been eating this stuff like it’s my job lately, so it felt natural to add some to my smoothies! Yay for healthy probiotics!

Raspberry Dreamsicle Green Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1 cup soy or almond milk
  • 1/2 cup soy yogurt
  • 1/2 cup frozen raspberries
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 leaf collard greens, rib removed. If you’re getting used to the taste of green smoothies, you can add a second leaf of collards.
  • 2-3 ice cubes

Directions

  • Blend everything up until it’s smooth. Collards are a tougher green than lettuce, spinach, and kale, so give this smoothie some extra blending time to really break that collard leaf down!

Need more smoothie inspiration? Check out my e-book: 40 Days of Green Smoothies! It’s got 40 recipes for yummy green smoothies plus weekly tips and grocery lists to help you start a green smoothie habit!

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4 comments on “Raspberry Dreamsicle Green Smoothie: Challenge Check-In #2
  1. Pingback: Green Smoothie Challenge | Glue and Glitter

  2. I’m on Day 15, not 17 but I’ve really enjoyed the challenge. Last night my family was having celebratory Oreos and I made a kale and cocoa smoothie (with a dash of cinnamon) instead. It was wonderfully chocolatey and I didn’t reach for the cookies.

    This has been a great experience. I’ve had to skip all the avocado ones but revisiting my favorites has made it work just as well.

    • I’m glad you’re having a good experience!

      Are you allergic to avocados? That is such a bummer! A friend of mine has the same allergy, and it sounds totally un-fun. For the avocado smoothies, you can just use a banana instead, if you don’t want to skip them completely! It will turn out a little sweeter, but at least you won’t break out in hives!

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