Green Smoothie Challenge with Abe at the Family Reunion

It’s Somer Saturday. Are you ready for a reboot?!?

I’m spending the week with family at Snowbird Ski Resort (AWESOME in the summertime!) and my brother Abe and I are doing the

Green Smoothie Challenge

Wanna join us? We’ll also be running at altitude while trading off with a jogging stroller, swimming and doing tons of hiking.

Abe is starting his final year of his Master’s Program in Printmaking. You can connect with him and see more of his work on Facebook.

Abe was hugely instrumental in my plant based journey. He was the one who first convinced me to watch Forks Over Knives. He is one of the most brilliant and compassionate people I know. He spends his summers working at the world renowned Best Friends Animal Society in Kanab, Utah in their “Wild Friends” program.

Here are some prints he commissioned for Best Friends.

Black Head

Western Screech Owl

Northern Sawitts

Here we are dressed as twin Nacho Libres for the Halloween Half Marathon last year. Sorry about the eyes closed Abe, it’s the only photo I’ve got ;)

I’ll check in on Tasty Tuesday to let you know how we’re rockin it. We may even have a guest post or Green Smoothie Challenge approved recipes for you from Abe the Babe. Send him special vibes in the comments below as he will be doing this week alcohol free and will need all the support he can get (no alcohol allowed on the challenge). Hopefully I won’t find him twitching on the bathroom floor….

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38 thoughts on “Green Smoothie Challenge with Abe at the Family Reunion

  1. The blonde and I were going to to a juice cleanse. . . Maybe a green smoothie challenge instead. Hmmmm….

    Totally separate, Somer, what shoudl I blog about, hope, baseball, or why I went veg to being with? I asked Twitter, but you don’t tweet, so. . . Thanks!

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    who do we appreciate?
    Abe!
    Yay. Yes, that’s my cheer for you both. Good luck this week. We’ll try not to party crash, even though you’re just up the road. The halloween half looks awesome and I’m a bit jealous of your costumes. They’re pretty radical.

    • Um, there might be a spare room at the end of the week…..

      I ran that half with the flu. Abe stayed with me for seven miles. Then I made him go on without me. I would have dropped out if there was a medical tent. I walked the rest of the way and it took me over 3 hours to finish. I guess I don’t like paying a buttload of cash for a race then not running it!

    • Thanks!

      I HATE running uphill, but I torture myself with it anyway because it makes me stronger overall. We’ll have to stick to paved roads and cleared trails with the jogging stroller, but there are some hikes that the kids can handle. If not, we’ll carry them!

      Abe is running a marathon in 3 weeks!

      • Good for Abe that training is hard work (I say from my couch). I won’t be running any races myself, but our best friends run marathons, triathlons, and one of them has even run two ironmans. I’m awfully proud of them.

      • Good for Abe that training is hard work (I say from my couch). I won’t be running any races myself, but our best friends run marathons, triathlons, and one of them has even run two ironmans. I’m awfully proud of them.

      • As you would be! I imagine all your gardening, hanging laundry and acreage keeps you fairly active! Not everyone can or needs to run marathons! ;)

  3. haha yeah, twitching is never a good thing:) Way to go Abe! You can do it!! :) I hope you guys have a wonderful time!! The mountains in the summer are so beautiful and just bursting with life! And i love the Nacho Libre costumes — they’re awesome! Happy Green Smoothie-ing! :) Hugs, Caralyn

    • Thanks Caralyn! We had such an amazing time! I love that you know how beautiful the scenery can be here. I’m equally lucky to have been to many of the lakes in Wisconsin! Some of the best memories ever I have are of sailing near Madeline Island!

  4. I would have never put spinach in the blender…but i am inspired to try it, you haven’t let me down thus far. Cool nacho Libre costumes…now i feel like nachos…. maybe the health kick can start tomorrow….

    • Oh, yes, you need to put spinach in the blender with your fruits! Use just a little at first, then increase over time as you adjust to the taste. My kids beg me for green smoothies. If you use a little stevia it’s divine!

  5. Abe is gonna power through this, no problem! How could he not w/ the combination of awesome green smoothies, you and beautiful, inspiring scenery?? I love his prints! I have a BFA in painting and printmaking and I really miss the printmaking part. I’m a rank amateur compared to what Abe is doing. Beautiful.

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