Sunday, February 5, 2012

Green Smoothie Challenge Week #3 - the final

My mum is one of those people who wins everything. She saves gold coins for when she goes away on holidays so she can play the pokies and she always ends up winning. She's won significant lottery amounts a couple of times. Unfortunately her luck is not hereditary, nor is it transferable, as I've discovered when she's visited and I've made her buy me a lottery ticket.

However, my luck may be changing, because for the second time recently I've won a prize! Yes, first UD Naked 2 (pat pat, stare at naked Paul Rudd), and now I have won a prize in the Green Smoothie Challenge, thanks to Echolife, who hosted the challenge, and are fast becoming my favourite online shopping store. If they sold food I'd never leave the house. I won a $50 gift voucher, which I've already spent because I couldn't wait - I spent ages on their site late last night deciding and ended up getting some Weleda Skin Food and some rosehip oil, both products I've never tried before but have heard good things about.

As for the challenge itself, it's now over, but it seems that quite a few of the participants (myself included) enjoyed it enough to continue. They do say it takes 21 days to make or break a habit! I don't think I'll be having a green smoothie every single day, only because I'm fed up with washing my blender so often. If I had a manservant I'd be all for it. I am having one this morning for breakfast, though.

I forgot one day in the last week - I don't know how I managed that. However, for 20 of the 21 days I faithfully drank my greens and I do feel a bit more springy for it. Thank you Sabine and Echolife for finding a sneaky way to healthify us!

Day 15: soy milk, banana, yoghurt, spirulina, wheatgrass powder, flaxmeal, baby spinach, baby cos lettuce

Day 16: soy milk, yoghurt, banana, flaxmeal, wheatgrass, spirulina, baby spinach, parsley

Day 17: oat milk, yoghurt, banana, blueberries, spirulina, wheatgrass powder, cinnamon, ground ginger

Day 19: oat milk, yoghurt, banana, spirulina, wheatgrass powder, flaxmeal, avocado, baby spinach

Day 20: oat milk, banana, yoghurt, wheatgrass powder, spirulina, muesli (home-made) baby bok choy

Day 21: oat milk, blueberries, honey, vanilla, wheatgrass powder, spirulina, flaxmeal, avocado, English spinach


  1. Oh nice! I am loving all the different types of milk you use. Soy milk tastes like watered down tofu to me, hard to get used to. Never tried oat milk or rice milk. I should!

    1. I don't drink plain milk of any kind so the taste of any of them doesn't bother me - there's always something else in there with it. :-)

  2. hoorah for green smoothies and prizes!!! I'm still oohing and ahhing over what I should get *eeep*

  3. day 17 looks like an oreo smoothie ^^ i should try making a green smoothie xD

    1. Haha, sadly no chocolate cookies in there - the blueberries made it go that colour. :-)