Day Three of Green

March 3rd, 2013 | Posted by Alison Spath in Short or Sweet

It’s the end of Day 3 in this Month of Eating More Green Stuff challenge! Here’s a look at the greenery that showed up around here today.

The first green vegetable was spotted shortly after my (8 mile!) morning run. My favorite halved and roasted little green heads,

Brussels Sprouts Day 3

with some left over beef chili topped with a little shredded cheese and a few roasted sweet potatoes too.

Brussels Sprouts and Chili with Sweet Potato and Cheese

There was some unpictured, unexciting steamed broccoli consumed before running some errands this afternoon (“running errands” is code for “a trip to Wegmans”) and after a simple dinner of eggs and Ezekiel toast, I sipped on this green smoothie while putting together this post.

Green Smoothie Tonight

Zak was making smoothies for the kids, so I jumped in after smoothies were made for everyone else and added cottage cheese and spinach to what was left in the blender.

Frozen peaches, blueberries, cranberries and orange juice mixed with cottage cheese and spinach?

Peach + blue + red + orange + green + white = a color reminiscent of pond scum.

Pond Scum Smoothie

But fear not my pond dwelling friends, this was delicious. Cottage cheese and orange juice are absolutely my latest and greatest smoothie must-haves. I never would have guessed that cottage cheese would work in a smoothie, but it does! It gives the smoothie a great protein boost and makes it nice and creamy too. Orange juice is easy to like, it’s just not something I’ve ever added to a smoothies on a regular basis. If you haven’t tried these items in a smoothie yet, get on it!

Last but not least, I just broke off a hunk of green chocolate. Mint totally count as something green, right?

Divine Mint Dark Chocolate


Do you know the best thing about mint chocolate? I’m not the least bit tempted to smear almond butter on it like I so often do with regular dark chocolate.

How’s that for a calorie saving tip? Eat mint chocolate so you don’t add calories by painting it with almond butter! You’re welcome.

Alright, that’s my green vegetable summary for Day 3!

(If you’re just showing up to The Greener March party, it’s definitely not too late to join in the Eat Leafy Greens for the Month of March fun!)

I hope your day was as green (or greener!) as mine. Please inspire us with any and all green stuff you’ve been eating – changing it up and trying new things is a great way to stay motivated, I love to hear what green items you’re eating too!

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