Week-long Green Smoothie Challenge Day 5

So it’s snowing and it’s cold and I really, really just wanted to eat something warm. Don’t worry, I didn’t bail. I just put room temperature fruit into the smoothies today instead of frozen fruit today and got room temperature smoothies, which was weird I know, but better than freezing my keister off while drinking cold smoothies all day. I also had stir fry (warm) veggies today instead of cold with hummus dip. Ahhh, I’m holding on!

Oh and did I mention I’M DOWN FOUR LBS SINCE LAUNCH OF CHALLENGE.

Here is what I ate for day 5:

Breakfast: Green Smoothie (room temperature) with 5 C. packed spinach, 2 bananas , 2 small diced mangoes, 5 strawberries, 1 orange, 2 T. ground flax and stevia to taste. This made 2 quarts.  I saved one quart for later in the day.

Lunch: Bok Choy stir fry. Recipe below.

Bok Choy Stir Fry

 1 giant head of bok choy, green parts only chopped, saved the white parts for another use

2 carrots julliened

10 button mushrooms

2 diced green onions

1/2 red bell pepper, chopped

1 T. organic heinz ketchup

1 T. low sodium soy sauce

1/2 t. garlic powder

1/2 t. ground ginger

1/4 t. ground black pepper

stevia to taste

Combine all ingredients in large saute pan. Do not add oil, it’s not necessary. Saute all until bok choy is wilted.

This recipe made 3 cups of stir fry. I planned to eat the whole recipe myself, but my husband decided to join the challenge at the last minute, so we split it. It was a WHOPPING 60 CALORIES PER SERVING. Holy crap plant based diet!

Afternoon Snack: This is where the diet gets interesting, my husband and I each had a our second quart of green smoothie in the afternoon and neither of us was hungry come dinnertime- He said, why am I so full!?! Ha Ha.

Dinner: Long story short, I thought it would be ridiculous to only consume 600 calories for the day and we started to get hungry around 9pm so I busted out the amazing cheezy-smokey-spicy black bean soup recipe here. Love it!

Here are the stats for the day:

Target:
Eaten:

Calories

under 1,400
957x

Carbohydrate

under 245 g
203 g 75%x

Protein

under 63 g
39 g 15%x

Fat

under 19 g
13 g 10%x

Water

over 8 glasses
9-2/3 glassesx
Target:
Eaten:

Dietary Fiber

over 25 g
44 gx

Saturated Fat

under 16 g
1 gx

Trans Fat

under 2 g
0 gx

Cholesterol

under 300 mg
0 mgx

Sodium

under 1,500 mg
1109 mgx
Target:
Eaten:

Sugars

under 100 g
91 gx

Vitamin A

over 2,333 IU
4307 IUx

Vitamin C

over 75 mg
369 mgx

Calcium

over 1,000 mg
548 mgx

Iron

over 18 mg
13 mgx
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