Monday, February 27, 2012

Monday Madness

This morning workout was a big fat fail, but that is what happens when your child wakes you up twice between 2-3AM. I am blessed that my child usually sleeps through the night. But occasionally, like last night, she claims she can't sleep, when she is asleep. I have been known to talk in my sleep, so it only seems reasonable that my child should talk in her sleep also.   Missing this morning workout just means that tonight I will hope on my bike for an hour and knock some miles out.
Today I  made a knock off Fruit & Veggie Smoothie from Jamba Juice. I love Jamba Juice, just not the heavy calorie drinks. When they created there recent line of Fruit and Veggie Smoothies I was in love. My favorite is Orange Carrot Karma, and it is so easy to make if you have juicer. Ingredients: Oranges, Carrots, frozen mango, frozen banana's and ice.

For my drink I combined: 2 large oranges, 6-8 carrots (I forget how many I put in), a couple handfuls of spinach, 2 stalks of celery, frozen mango's and 1 scoop of vanilla protein powder. Thanks to my high quality cell phone picture you can see the juice already in the blender, with the frozen mango. It was early taking a photo was the last thing on my mind. I love using the vanilla protein powder as it gives it a creamcicle taste which is yummy.   I paired my smoothie with a hardboiled egg, and a cup of coffee w/ cream. Making it a filling breakfast. The best part about the smoothie is it is portable and quick to make. Two things I need in a breakfast. 

Do you usually eat breakfast? Do you eat on the go? Do you eat the same thing every day or do you like to mix it up?


  1. I know it's bad, but I usually don't eat breakfast unless it is the weekend. I wake up at 4:30, so it's kind of hard to feel motivated to eat at that time of day! :)

  2. I'm big on the smoothie train these days. I've been adding a big bunch of spinach every morning to my usual berry/pineapple with protein powder and added fiber. Sounds horrible, tastes GREAT! Do you chop up the carrots - I make my smoothies in a magic bullet - I wonder how it would handle carrots? Something to try tomorrow...

  3. Sorry you didn't get to sleep and had a rough morning missing out on your exercise. I know you love to get it done! I think it's cool you created your own Jamba Juice knock off - so cool!!!!!

    Hope you get some sleep!!!!!! ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ!

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