Green Creamsicle Smoothie

by Jillian on February 3, 2012 · 3 comments

I’m alive! I’ve been quite busy the last few days training at my new job. I haven’t really had time to blog, take pictures, or catch up on my google reader. Luckily, I still got in a few good workouts. Today, was one of them!

I did a total upper body workout by completing the following exercises 3 times with no break before moving onto the next group of exercises.

  • 15 single arm dumbbell clean and press (right)
  • 15 single arm dumbbell clean and press (left)

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  • incline dumbell chest press on stability ball
  • 20 sit-ups on stability ball

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  • assisted pull up machine
  • plank rows with dumbbell, 10 left, 10 right

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  • upright rows

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  • cable hammer curls

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  • bent-over cable tricep kickbacks

I finished up with 1 mile on the treadmill and 15 minutes on the bike.

Breakfast

I decided last night that I wanted a creamsicle smoothie, being that we have a ton of oranges left. I cut one open as soon as I walked in the door!

Green Creamsicle Smoothie

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  • 1/2 frozen banana
  • a handful of ice
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 scoop vanilla sunwarrior
  • 2 babybell oranges
  • a few handfuls of spinach
  • xanath gum to thicken

Blend and serve! Preferably in a bowl with brown rice crispies.

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I only added one orange at first. I think the color was throwing me off and I didn’t feel it tasted citrusy enough, so I added another one!

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Now that is a green smoothie!

I am hostessing again tonight at the restaurant. I trained for serving all week, tasted and learned about the wines and scotch, tasted the cheese and charcuterie plates, and did a “kitchen trail” shift where I watched all of the yummy dishes go out of the kitchen. You know I memorized that menu like it was nothing, considering how much I love food! It’s so exciting to learn all about the restaurant industry. We’ll see how it goes when I am actually on my own on the floor. Eek!

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1 Sara @ Nourish and Flourish February 4, 2012 at 2:20 am

I love the idea of adding an orange (or two!) to a smoothie! Creamsicles were one of my favorite ice cream treats when I was young, so I’m definitely going to be trying this soon. :)

Restaurant training sounds like it was fun! I waited tables at a pretty amazing Spanish tapas restuarant in college, and absolutely loved the fact that I got to sample dishes every shift. Getting paid to eat delicious food? I’ll take it!

Happy weekend, love!

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2 Kathleen @ KatsHealthCorner February 4, 2012 at 12:33 pm

That looks so good! Do you like the Sun warrior protein powder?

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3 Jillian February 5, 2012 at 12:59 pm

I do! I use the vanilla flavor!

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