Well, it’s that time again my friends. With all the festivities, cookies, champagne, hangovers, crazy weird uncles, and pie behind us (well, for a short while at least), many of us are looking to make some serious adjustments to our diet as we kickstart 2017. I, for one am pledging to drink a little less and exercise a lot more.
Also, drink more smoothies.
I just scored a shiny new Vitamix blender for Christmas so when Tropical Smoothie Cafe was nice enough to share a special recipe for their Detoxing Smoothie with me, I couldn’t be more delighted.
I’ll be upfront with you. When I looked at some of the ingredients for their Detoxing Smoothie, I was hesitant. Kale. Avocado. Ginger. Celery?
But you know what? It was delicious. The sweetness of the green apple, the brightness of the lemon, and the butteriness of the avocado really balance everything together. It’s so surprisingly good and was pleasurable to drink. And I felt like I nourished my body with some pretty awesome things, too.
2017 will be only as good as we make it. Let’s focus on how we can make impacts– with other people, with ourselves. Health and fitness have played an important role in my life over the past several years, much of which has granted me happiness, physical strength, and confidence, just to name a few. Making a conscious effort to feed my body nutritious food has made a huge improvement in my overall health.
So with that in mind, and working towards shaping new and positive impacts on others, I’m giving away 2 – $25 gift cards to Tropical Smoothie Cafe*.
To enter this contest, share how you will work to better your health this year in the comments below. To increase your chance of winning, tweet this post and mention me @wokinglunges. Good luck!
*Contest open to U.S. residents only. Contest dates run from January 3 – January 5, 2017 11:59 pm EST. I will announce the winner on January 6, 2017.
In the meantime, check out Tropical Smoothie Cafe’s newest line-up of smoothies:
Detox Island Green– spinach, kale, mango, pineapple, banana and fresh ginger
Chia Blueberry Max– roasted banana, chia seeds, blueberries, peanut butter, almonds, dates, coconut, cinnamon, whole grain oats and whey protein
Health Nut– blueberries, mango, banana, almonds and your choice of protein
Immune Blast– banana, orange, apple, and orange juice
- 1/4 cup chopped celery
- 1/2 green apple, chopped
- 1 inch piece ginger, peeled
- 1/2 cup spinach
- 1/4 cup kale, ribs removed
- Juice of 1/2 lemon
- 1/4 cup peeled, chopped cucumber
- 1/2 avocado, chopped
- 1/2 cup coconut water
- 1 1/2 cups ice
- Add all ingredients into a blender and give it a whir until smooth and bright green.
// More healthy treats: