A Smoothie Dinner


Last night for dinner, I made a smoothie.

Normally, I’m not the smoothie for dinner type of gal, but I ate a bit more at lunch yesterday than I wanted to, so I thought making a nutritious smoothie for dinner would be a good idea. It made a large amount, and I was actually overfull by the time I finished all of it.

Into my smoothie went:

  • 1 cup frozen strawberries
  • 1/2 cup frozen pineapple
  • a few handfuls of spinach (you can’t even taste it!)
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 container plain Greek yogurt
  • a few squirts of honey
  • 3/4 cup crushed ice

I forgot to add chia seeds like I planned on. I was being too lazy to calculate the calories in the smoothie, but at least it was nutritious and full of protein. The Fage plain Geek yogurt has 18 grams of protein!

Yesterday’s Workout

  • 4.2 (?) miles outside (8:2 min. run/walk ratio)

Danny and my dad took the kid’s fishing last night, so I ran around the track while they fished. It wasn’t the best run ever since I had just drank a giant smoothie. My stomach was full, and I had to go pee twice. <— Classy.

According to my Nike+, I ran 4.2 miles, but I don’t know if that’s correct. This was my first time running on this track and it isn’t marked, so I don’t know how far it is around. My Nike+ tends to measure my distance farther than I actually run outside, and less than I actually run on the treadmill. It’s wonky. Anyone else have this problem?

After running and fishing, we met my family at Oberweis for some ice cream. I looked up the nutrition facts online before we went, and holy calories! Most of the ice cream treats ranged from 500 to well over 1000 calories. I didn’t want to splurge since we’re having cake at my mom’s today, so I ordered a sugar-free chocolate frozen yogurt. I also snuck a few sips of Danny’s peanut butter chocolate shake.

My fro-yo was 130 calories for 6 ounces. I couldn’t find the nutrition facts for Danny’s exact shake, but the shakes ranged from 1080 to 1550 calories. That’s not to say you shouldn’t treat yourself once in a while, but that many calories is my whole day’s worth!

Luckily, Danny has the world’s best metabolism and can eat a lot without gaining any weight. (Sometimes I shoot him laser beams out of my eyes because I’m jealous). And he’s also very active. You will very rarely just find Danny sitting, unless it happens to be late at night and we’re watching tv. He always cleaning, doing dishes, folding laundry, playing basketball, riding his bike or doing something. He even roller blades on his lunch break at work. This must be his secret to not gaining any weight. Maybe I should take a page out of his book and clean more….nah.

I’m off to pick up my new bike! I’m trying to talk Danny into getting one too. He has an old bike from Wal-Mart, and he badly needs a new one, but he’s resisting. For some reason, he has a strong attachment to his crappy Wal-Mart bike.

Have a great Sunday!


Filed under Dinner, Family Fun, Fitness, Recipes, Working Out

6 Responses to A Smoothie Dinner

  1. My Nike + has been wonky before but if I calibrate it, then it seems to do fine. I have never used it on the treadmill before, just outdoor running. Do you have the kind that goes in your shoe or the one that attaches to your laces?

  2. The Nike+ is hit or miss. I use to use it all on it’s own. Now I use it and my Garmin. Sometimes the two sync up, sometimes the Nike+ has me running way more than my Garmin. I trust my Garmin the most.

  3. wow that smooothie looks fantastic

  4. susie

    Wow, you have a pink blender…..yummy!

  5. I love smoothies and just had one myself. My husband is the same way with his metabolism. He stopped drinking coke and lost 10 lbs. I workout like crazy, watch what I eat and it has taken me a long time to get down 10 lbs. BTW..congrats on your weight loss win!

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