Refreshing Citrus Smoothie

17 Jul

Today has been awesome so far!  We woke up early, took the pup to the park, which he loved, then went to Starbucks.  I had an Americano Decaf Iced Coffee and Keith and I split a pumpkin scone.  We both liked it, but wished it wasn’t so dry.  Once home, we hung out for a bit before we changed into our workout clothes and headed into the gym.  I had an okay workout, I did 30 minutes cardio and stretched the crap out of my legs and hips.  I was a little light headed and shaky after twenty five minutes.  When I work out very first thing in the morning, I don’t need to eat anything before I hit the gym, but once I’ve been up a while and then go to the gym, I do need something in my stomach more than a 1/2 pumpkin scone.  Lesson learned!

Once the workout was over we ran errands.  We hit up Costco, the local organic market and Safeway because Keith wanted some wine.  I wont lie, while we were in Costco I grabbed a spoon and when we got into the car, I immediately dove into a Strawberry Chobani that was just purchased.  It cured my shaky hands and my dizziness went away quickly!

After errands, we were both starving, so I whipped up a new smoothie recipe I read about yesterday and we also eat a chicken breast sandwich!  Yum!

Bagel Thin (first time trying one and they weren’t bad), romaine, tomato, red onion, chicken breast, mustard and a little bit of cream cheese…so tasty!


My stomach is now filled and I’m ready to cheer on the USA Women’s Soccer Team!!!  Go USA!  Other items on the agenda today, laundry and possibly mopping the floors!

But first, let me share my Citrus Smoothie Recipe (adapted from Oxygen Magazine and Jamie Eason)

Ingredients (makes 1 large smoothie or 2 small smoothies)

  • 2 Oranges, Squeezed
  • 1 Large Grapefruit Squeezed
  • 1 Banana
  • 1/2 Cup Plain Greek Yogurt (or you could use a flavored one if you want)
  • 1 Scoop Vanilla Protein Powder
  • 1 Handful of Ice Cubes

Add all ingredients into the blender and blend until smooth.  Serve and enjoy!  : )

*Pineapple in this smoothie would be amazing, and I did find I loved it with more juice from the orange and grapefruit then was originally suggested.  Both Keith and I found this incredibly satisfying and so refreshing!  My body must be craving Vitamin C because the citrus fruits totally rocked my world!

Creamy and delicious!




10 Responses to “Refreshing Citrus Smoothie”

  1. Jenny July 17, 2011 at 4:44 pm #

    That smoothie looks so refreshing! Perfect for the hot weather

  2. allieksmith July 18, 2011 at 6:24 am #

    Mmmmm that smoothie looks GREAT!

  3. loftyappetite July 18, 2011 at 7:28 am #

    With all the smoothies I make dailly, I have never tried them with citrus! I am totally inspired. Tonight’s smoothie is going to be a break from the strawberry/banana variety!

  4. Maren July 18, 2011 at 2:34 pm #

    I absolutely love greek yogurt in smoothies. They definitely blow Jamba Juice out of the park.

    • Kjirsten- Balanced Healthy Life July 18, 2011 at 6:09 pm #

      Yes they do! I rarely, rarely get a smoothie while out and about for a meal. Only when I’m desperate for a meal I will get one. I always feel guilty about drinking a smoothie made out of sherbet! : )


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