October 14, 2013 [email protected]

Day 1 – Vitamix Challenge!!

DAY 1 – Vitamix Challenge

Wake up and first thing on the agenda is the Crossfit wod “Filthy 50”.  Pre workout shake we keep light:

  • Banana
  • Quinoa
  • Raw maca
  • Strawberries
  • Almond milk

Post workout breakfast we try to up the calories and get a good energy boost for the day:

  • Mixed frozen fruit (peaches, strawberries, grapes, pineapple)
  • 1 cup coconut water
  • 1/2 table spoon coconut oil
  • 1 scoop of vegan protein powder (mix of brown rice, hemp and pea protein)
  • 1 kale leaf
  • 1 celery stalk
  • 1/2 golden beat
  • pumpkin seeds
  • Almonds – raw
  • Spirulina
  • Mushroom powder (mix of 14 different kinds of mushrooms ground down)

Lunch – Salads on the go!

Check out our video to see how easy it was to toss together the nutrients of a salad and Vitamix its way into an on the go shake!

 

Having today off let me get a few extra mix-ins made up for use during the week.  I whipped up a batch of rice milk (1 cup cooked brown rice with 4 cups of water…Vitamix it), some TASTY almond butter (3 cups of raw almonds and 1/4 cup of EVOO… Fire it up!), Creamy cauliflower mashed potatoes (1 head of cauliflower, 2-3 cloves of garlic, 1/2 cup of almond milk and salt and pepper to taste) and finally a batch of homemade salsa using recipe from Rich Roll’s cookbook Jai Seed CookBook  

 

DinnerMelissa sweet potato soup vitamix

Raw carrot and sweet potato soup! (figured we would try to incorporate some raw foods here and there) This will make two good sized portions and will be approximately 350 cals each.  This recipe compliments of www.greenthickies.com

  • 2 cups of water
  • 2 small sweet potatoes
  • 1 medium carrot
  • 1 avocado
  • 3 small dates
  • 1 pinch of cinnamon
  • 1 pinch of nutmeg
  • 1 large leaf of kale
  • 1/4 cup of white kidney beans

 

You can always jump ahead and see what our Verdict on the Vitamix was!

-Mel and Jon

 

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