Unfortunately it has become evident that weekends of beer and pizza crept up on me—and spending Sundays in sweatpants gives me a false sense of security that my clothes fit juuuust fine. In any case, I’m back on the Weight Watchers bandwagon, counting points and spending my evenings with Jillian Michaels. I’ve set a goal to lose 10 pounds by the time we leave for Belgium next month and an opportunity to partner with Kohl’s on a wellness post was the extra motivation I needed to begin making healthier choices.
I really wanted to purchase a Fitbit (David Sedaris has one, after all) to keep track of my activity and sleep patterns, but the gadget was sold out at every nearby store. I opted for the next best thing: one heck of a blender for making smoothies. This thing crushes ice like no other (a far cry from the blender I already owned that barely nicked a cube) and makes smoothies in a snap. The ingredients for this blueberry smoothie are below and you can head on over to Pinterest for more healthy smoothie recipes (and a few indulgent options for those splurge days).
1 cup blueberries
1 large banana
1 tablespoon flax seed
handful of spinach
1/2 cup almond milk
3 or 4 ice cubes
a sprig of mint for garnish, if desired
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Disclosure: I received a $100 gift card from Kohl’s for the purposes of this post. All opinions are my own.