So I told you I would report back after trying the Strawberry Rhubarb Compote in a smoothie. So here it is! And it was delicious just as I suspected! Ever since I started making green smoothies, I’m physically incapable of making smoothies without adding vegetables so that’s what happened here too! I used some tomatoes & cucumbers along with honeydew melon to round out this awesome breakfast smoothie.
Is that not the cutest little cucumber you’ve ever seen? Ok, maybe you can’t really tell in this photo, but trust me, its a cute little cucumber. I found these “persian cucumbers” at Trader Joe’s and thought that they were the perfect size for adding to smoothies. Cucumbers make a regular appearance in my green smoothies as well, I’ll post a recipe for those some other time. They add a bright, refreshing flavor without making it taste like you’re drinking vegetable soup.
Don’t be afraid of the tomatoes either. They are masked by the strawberries, you won’t even know they’re in there. Don’t forget to add your healthy fat too! (Mr. Avocado – this is your cue). Adding avocado to smoothies makes them rich & creamy like a mousse or dessert, plus you get those heart-healthy fats in there.
So pull out that blender and get BLENDING!
WHAT MAKES ME HAPPY:
Working out on the beach as the sun is rising with my M.O.M. Tribe.
How gorgeous is that? We’ve had some crazy hard workouts this week, my body is sore and begging for a day of rest. When I’m really sore, I usually skip boot camp and go for a run which is a little lighter on the muscles. When you get used to such tough workouts, going for a 5 mile run seems like a walk in the park. A few years ago, I would have said you were crazy if you told me I could easily run 6 miles and average an 8-9 minutes pace. But here I am! I’ve done a few 5K races but I’m thinking maybe I’ll train for a 10k next. Anyone want to join??