The Greener March Challenge

March 1st, 2013 | Posted by Alison Spath in Vegetable Lovin'

It’s March 1. It’s time to start thinking spring.  It’s time starting thinking green.

In my post about choices leading to habits, I mentioned the role that green smoothies played in my journey to better, more enjoyable running.   Devann left a comment on that post about rounding up some friends to do a 30 day green smoothie challenge and she invited me to join them.

I like it.  Let’s do it.

I want to invite YOU to join the challenge too.  I’m going to tweak this just a bit and challenge you to simply eat something leafy and green every day for the entire month of March.  Green smoothies are great, but in my mind, it doesn’t necessarily have to be a smoothie – greens for me often come in the form of salads, or sometimes Brussels sprout form or sauteed coconut kale form or green juice form.  It doesn’t matter what form you eat your greens in, just eat them!

So if you only eat leafy greens occasionally, I’m very excited for you to see what happens when you eat greens every single day for a month.  Daily greens changed my life – no joke.  Try it and see for yourself if it can make a difference in how you feel too.

And although I eat greens just about every day already, Devann’s comment made me realize that I haven’t actually made a green smoothie in a while.  With a green March in mind, I stocked up on spinach yesterday to start today with green smoothie for breakfast.

This morning after a WHITE run in a green coat,

Green Coat Run

I grabbed a banana and the bucket o’ spinach for my classic green smoothie base

Banana and Spinach Green Smoothie Base

and from there (thanks to the Beet Broccoli Cottage Cheese Orange Juice and Strawberry Smoothie) I added some cottage cheese, a couple florets of broccoli, a few frozen strawberries and a splash of OJ too.

Green Smoothie Ingredients

Cute baby boys in the background are optional. (8 months old yesterday!)

Really, you can just take whatever smoothie ingredients you typically prefer and throw a handful of spinach on top before you start the blender up.

Top it Off with Spinach

And then it’s time to rock out with your greens out.

Greener March Challenge Month Smoothie

There you go.  Greens every day for a month.  Can you do it?  (My own challenge will be to write about the greenery I consume each day this month!)

Breakfast, lunch or dinner, a snack, however, whenever, wherever – I hope you’ll give it a try.  Ready, set, GO!

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