WIAW: Smoothies all Day

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Happy WIAW! As always, thanks to Jen from Peas & Crayons for starting this whole What I Ate Wednesday party.

Today I figured I would share what I have been doing for the past few days. I am currently on my fourth day of a little smoothie cleanse. I decided to do this because I wanted to give my digestion a break and take advantage of all of the super ripe fruit that I had in the house. I also wanted to really cleanse my colon and give my entire body a detox as well. Our colons work so hard to digest food, and sometimes it feels good to give the body a break.


If you know me then you know that I am not a fan of fad diets. I am all about eating a healthy and balanced diet year round and don’t think there is any “quick fix”. I think the “military diet” is the craziest thing ever, I  Won’t Ever Do Another Whole 30, and I think juice cleanses are starvation diets. Y’all probably think I am a little bit crazy for doing something like this, but I have been on a quest to feel my best and really heal my relationship with food long term.

So what is different about drinking only smoothies for a few days? Well, I developed the recipes for these smoothies to make sure that each and every day I was meeting all of my nutritional needs (plugged everything into cronometer & got over 100% daily value for Calcium, Iron, Vitamin C, and Vitamin A). I also made sure to make the recipes big enough to really keep me full. The smoothies were about double the size you see in the photos. AND….. I haven’t really been eating only smoothies for the past 4 days. I have been eating mostly smoothies with the addition of some raw or roasted veggies and fresh fruit. There were a couple nights when I was really craving roasted veggies for dinner so I decided to have that. BUT- I have mostly just been having smoothies.

Again, I am not recommending that you do this, but this is something that I wanted to do for myself. I love drinking big smoothies, especially during the dog days of summer. These smoothie recipes are super delicious, so I think I will do a separate post with the recipes!

I froze up tons of fruit and planned out quite a few days of smoothies for myself. I love berry smoothies, and banana-chocolate smoothies, but decided to try out a few different varieties as well. Also, I always add vega protein powder and flax/chia/coconut to make sure I am getting adequate protein/healthy fats.

 

tripleberrysmoothie

Breakfast smoothie!! Lots of berries in this one! The bag of frozen berries I got had blueberries, strawberries, and blackberries. I was expecting it to have raspberries, but the blackberries were a nice change!

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Lunch-time smoothie. Yes, I used the exact same glass. I love drinking my smoothies out of really tall glasses. I like to call this one “Blueberry Pineapple Detox”. Recipe coming soon!

tropical smoothie

Dinner time smoothie. I like to call this one “Tropical Oasis”. Loads of spinach give it a super green color. I’ll be posting the recipe for this too!

I also snacked on some watermelon throughout the day as well as some raw carrots.

I feel so energized and great drinking lots of smoothies loaded with veggies and fruit. I have had tons of energy for my workouts and have been doing hot power yoga everyday + either running or going to bootcamp class. I definitely do not feel weak or lacking energy/calories.

That’s it! Nothing too crazy happening around here lately! I’ll be getting ready to head back to school in a couple days so I am sure my eating will be changing a bit after I start class again.

Also, I am sure that some people will disagree with this, but at the end of the day only you know what is best for your health. I think it is important to experiment with foods to see what works best for you. Right now I am loving eating lots of fresh fruit, veg, and smoothies!

Have you ever done any sort of little nutritional reset/ cleanse?

What do you think of the “military diet” or juice cleanses?

26 comments on “WIAW: Smoothies all Day”

  1. I’ve been upping my smoothie/shake game for sure this week!
    I think it is easier to have these in the summer time cause it is so hot vs the winter cause they make me cold. How about you?

    1. Yes I get so cold when I drink them! I usually enjoy them while sitting outside during the summer (or wrap myself in a blanket lol!).

  2. Abbey says:

    Those smoothies look amazing! I haven’t been putting greens in mine but maybe I should try!

    1. I love adding greens vecause you cant taste it and its a great way to get in more veggies!

  3. I love smoothies but with my history of disordered eating this wouldn’t be a smart plan for me…but like you said you have to find what works for you!

    1. Totally agree- not everyone should/wants to do some sort of cleanse!

  4. Your smoothies are beautiful!

  5. I always feel hungry when I have smoothies. I’d personally rather eat the fruit and veggies.

    1. I can get like that at times but I make mine extra big!

  6. Mikki says:

    Our church is currently doing a 21 Day Fast. I’m two weeks into it and have fasted breakfast and only had liquid/smoothie type things for lunch.
    Feeling a little tired, but beyond that.. doing well.
    Great post.

    1. That is so interesting. I think fasting for breakfast would be a challenge for me. Great to hear that you are doing well on it- goodluck with the rest of the fast!

  7. I don’t do cleanses or anything like that–it’s not for me. I do make smoothies tho! My youngest son loves them and has them for breakfast all the time. We’ve gotten quite creative with our ingredients too.

    1. I love a good smoothie. I think its great that so many kids like them because you can get a lot of greens and fruit in!

  8. Very interesting! Have you tried doing this when you pack a lunch or anything? i’ve found I can only enjoy mine when I’m at home!

    1. I have not! Just was doing it for a few days while at home to use up some fresh fruit and give the digestion a break. I hate when smoothie aren’t super thick and frozen so I only drink them at home too!

  9. Carmy says:

    Those smoothies look soooooo good.

    1. Thanks carmy- they were delicious!

  10. glenneth says:

    i love a good smoothie. i need to switch my frozen strawberries for the mixed berry bag. perfect in smoothies!

    1. I love mixed berries for smoothies- gives it a great taste!

  11. Allyson says:

    Those smoothies look great–I love mixed berry smoothies!

    1. Thanks Allyson- me too- berries are one of my favs!

  12. I love me a good smoothie, but I did a cleanse like this once and it made me so hangry haha. I’m glad it’s working out better for you!

    1. I think it helps that Ive been making my smoothies ginormous lol! And that I have been at home which makes it easier for me!

  13. Monisha says:

    I love smoothies too and urs look delicious!! 😀

    1. Thanks Monisha! Smoothies are the best!!!

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