Vedged Out 2013 Green Smoothie Challenge Day 2

Green JuliusGreen Julius for Breakfast

All recipes for the Green Smoothie Challenge are here in this Printable Document

Guess who’s down 1 pound this morning? That’s right, me. Even cooler? One reader is down 5 lbs and another 2.5 lbs! How are you faring?

Comments on facebook are mostly positive. One reader said she was starving and tired, but she had only consumed the smoothies and the salad. You need the soups and veggies people! If you’re eating much less than 1,200 calories on this plan you’re going to bonk, so eat your veg!

Greek SaladLunch, Garbanzo Greek Salad 1/2 head red leaf lettuce with balsamic vinaigrette, garbanzos, tomato, carrot, red onion, cucumber and tofu feta.

Tofu Feta: press 1 block extra firm tofu for several hours or overnight. Crumble into a container. Drizzle with 3 T. lemon juice and sprinkle with 1/2 t. sea salt then stir. Refrigerate overnight for best flavor.

Blueberry VanillaAfternoon Meal: Blueberry Vanilla Smoothie

For snackage today I’ll be steaming some spinach (1 C. steamed) drizzle with a bit of bragg’s liquid aminos and a few grinds of black pepper if you want to copy me :)

Planned Cardio Exercise for today: 60 minutes on the keister busting Spin Bike

SpinDon’t forget to rock out while you work out! It makes it a million times more awesome.

Quinoa MinestroneDinner Tonight: Quinoa Minestrone bubbling away in the slow cooker now.

Stats for Today:
Target:
Planned:

Calories

under 1,400
1168x

Carbohydrate

over 245 g
817 g 90%x

Protein

under 60 g
51 g 6%x

Fat

under 20 g
20 g 5%x

Water

over 8 glasses
8-5/8 glassesx
Target:
Planned:

Dietary Fiber

over 25 g
57 gx

Saturated Fat

under 16 g
1 gx

Trans Fat

under 2 g
0 gx

Cholesterol

under 300 mg
0 mgx
Sodiumunder 1,500 mg
Target:
Planned:

Sugars

under 100 g
75 gx

Vitamin A

over 2,333 IU
24610 IUx

Vitamin C

over 75 mg
374 mgx

Calcium

over 1,000 mg
1725 mgx

Iron

over 18 mg
20 mgx

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57 responses to “Vedged Out 2013 Green Smoothie Challenge Day 2

  1. You go!! I’m going to make a SALAD because I don’t feel like dirtying up the kitchen. Make it, eat it with my hands out of the same bowl, rinse bowl, put bowl away, DONE. Too much to do today.

    PS — Great show on Diane Rehm yesterday about metabolic disorder. (http://thedianerehmshow.org/shows/2013-01-07/dr-robert-lustig-fat-chance-beating-odds-against-sugar-processed-food-obesity-and-d). It leads to the same conclusion I’ve always known: eat plants. Plants give you everything you need and nothing you don’t need.

  2. Wow you rock girl, fantastic!!!

  3. Everything looks so good Somer, especially the blueberry vanilla smoothie! All the veggies look wonderful. That is too funny about the person skipping food…well of course she’d starve! It seems like a lot of great food to me.

  4. Eliora McCowan

    Just the sound of the bubbling minestrone in my mind is making my mouth salivate. I made the squash soup last night and today I will make the hummus and that vanilla smoothie. Delish….

  5. good job everything you ever put on here makes me want to eat it that second ! that tofu feta looks awesome!

  6. Such an inspiration! I did have a green drink today, and plan on a great salad tonight. I have lots of cilantro I need to use.

  7. We’re going strong on Day 2!!

  8. My mouth is watering! Thank you for this incredibly delicious AND healthy inspiration :) Cheers! Gina

  9. That Minestrone looks soooo good! What a crazy diet with such yummy foods? Great job to you Somer :)

  10. I made a trip to Costco right? props on your motivation. sorry I didn’t join you, but I’m trying to feed the little rascal who won’t eat solids and calories are proving insufficient!

  11. Waw! You rock power woman! You eat great & your work out great too! :) I am not yet ready for green smoothies. I made a few & detested the flavours! Maybe, some day! :) Your quinoa slow cooked meal looks so delicious! Your blueberry vanilla smoothy looks great & appetizing too!

  12. Well. Nothing like having a cold to make me crave healthy food. Maybe my body is just helping me out. :) The salads and soups are totally hitting the spot. No cardio again today, though. I did get outside for a long walk. Thank you for being so inspiring. It’s helpful to know there are so many of us eating green.

    • Good on you for going for a walk. You’re still providing your body with tons of Amazing nutrition by doing this. Hopefully you’ll kick that cold a little faster.

  13. RRM

    I’m actually on day 3 – I started on Sunday…it was time! I am down 5.8 lbs and couldn’t be happier! Groggy yesterday due to lack of sugar!!! But feel great today. It’s so nice to wake up hungry in the morning!!

    • GRINNING EAR TO EAR! WOOT! Great job! It is tough to come off the sugar, but I’m proud of you for not falling off the wagon! Imagine what you’ll accomplish in a week!

  14. Day 1 for this little black duck…made a tea compromise and had a chai blend rather than straight (so less leaves in the bag ;) ) and a little homemade cashew milk…will only have 1 cup a day to stop that headache…I harvested heaps of spinach from the garden and made a lovely smoothie with some of it and whilst typing about it (before drinking it) I made a note to self…”make sure to drink your chia laced smoothie BEFORE you head off to blog about it or you are going to have the equivalent of frog spawn infested pond slime to drink”…lucky I am a seasoned health nut and this is one of the least gross things that I have choked down in the name of health before today! ;) Day 1 commenced sergeant, all present and accounted for MA’AM!

    • At ease soldier! ;) Great job Fran! Can’t wait to hear how it goes for you. So fun to have so many people involved.

      • Its gone viral girl! You will be like Psy soon…might have to do a vid of you spinning to accompany it ;)

        • Um no videos, the reason I do spin and running for exercise is that I have absolutely no coordination to do any “classes” at the gym. I’d be the girl in the back looking like an idiot who is always 5 or more steps behind!

          • ;) I made it through day 1, the dog just got me up nice and early (3.50) so I should at least get the chance to drink both of my smoothies today. I think you would sell a whole LOT of videos…there is nothing so liberating as someone who is “real” and nothing so disconcerting and offputting as a whole class full of size “0” dancers doing perfect routines on exercise vid’s…it makes a body want to pull up a chair and have a rest… ;)

  15. Although I had planned on joining you this week, I had to bow out even before the start. I have been suffering a flare-up and have not been able to be up and about. I hope to start on Thursday… feeling better and will be able to get out tomorrow and get what I need. Good luck to you Somer!

  16. Go you!! You’re on a roll! All of the food looks fabulous, and you’re totally right that rocking out while exercising is a huge energy boost. The right song can push me to work out longer and harder every time! I’m glad that people are doing so well with the cleanse!! Awesome!!

    • There’s actually research behind athletes feeling less pain, having more endurance, and feeling altogether stronger when they train with music they love. Incredible. If my Ipod dies during a workout, so do I. It’ pathetic. This has garnered way more of a response then I thought. Pretty incredible. People are losing all kinds of weight and many are inspired to go plant based. LOVE. :)

  17. Minestrone looks great – I’m not following the diet, but it’s great that it’s working! Congrats guys… Good ideas, Somer! I have no idea what I weigh, but I know it’s like 2 stones lighter than I was a few years ago :D

    • TWO STONES?!? You look a healthy weight now! I put my scale away for most of the year, but the holidays did me in and gave me a wake up call ;) People are having huge success with this, which is super rewarding.

  18. Also, do we have to call it a cleanse? It’s such a gross word…

  19. Behind on my email, just reading this today. I will start this Friday :) is the weightloss lasting or just the loss of water weight?

  20. donna

    Wow somer, the recipes look awesome i am starting on tue since i have to work all weekend and nothing is normal when that happens. Cant wait to try all these new things but i will have to do the smoky bean soup one night as it is still my (lick the bowl clean) favorite.

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