nutrition guide

Perfect Mid-Morning Snack

As I’ve said before, I’m quite the picky eater. Getting my greens is almost a chore for me, but one way I have found that I will actually eat, is to put my greens into a smoothie!

I know the color doesn’t look so great, but trust me- it is yummy! And If I like, basically everyone will like it!

Last summer is when I picked this trick up & I’ve been trying to make them as often as possible, but lately, I’ve been slacking.

However, this morning when I was going over the H.E.L.P. Nutrition Guide by Kayla Itsines, I noticed it called for a smoothie as a morning snack!
I was quite excited to be motivated to make more smoothies, as sadly it is my main source of veggies.
I usually make my smoothies with kale, spinach, frozen berries, coconut milk, Greek yogurt, flax seed, and sometimes half an orange.

I decided this morning to go with Kayla’s recipe, which is quite similar to mine. My smoothie today has 1 cup kale, 1 cup spinach, yogurt, 1 cup of frozen berries, and one banana.

I actually really enjoy the banana taste in this as it sort of helps to mask the taste of the spinach and kale.

I take my time finishing this & it actually leaves me decently full afterwards.

You’ll have to give it a try! Also, let me know if you have any variations of a smoothie similar to this one- I’d love to hear it!


Kayla Itsine’s Bikini Body Guide: Day One!

It has finally begun!
Today I was able to start the Bikini Body Guide, thanks to my sister’s return from California. She insisted that we stay on track together, despite not wanting to actually work out with me. Whatever.

I couldn’t be more excited though! I’m also following, as best I can, the H.E.L.P Nutrition guide. It’s recommended that you do them both together for the best results. I am such a picky eater though, so it’ll be tough for me I think. With that being said, I’m hoping that by following the nutrition guide I’ll force myself to try new things and if I eat it enough, maybe I’ll like it eventually…. Or if not, maybe I’ll find my own little variations of healthy things that I actually like to eat. We will see – that’s why it’s a journey!

I wanted to make this post to let you all know that I have actually started the guide (sorry for the delay) and that I plan on making a weekly review post each Sunday. On Evernote I have a note dedicated to each week of the guide and each day I’m recording what I ate and my thoughts on what I was eating. Did I like it? Could I not finish it? Did I cheat a little and go off of the guide? You know what I mean. I’m also recording my thoughts on the workout circuits right after I do them. And I’ll record, starting in the morning, how I’m feeling the next day.

I thought about doing a day-by-day guide and giving you guys a little update each night. But I think it’ll be better if I just give an overall review each week. I figured it will be much more concise and much more helpful that way.

If there is anything else you may want to know about either of the guides, feel free to let me know. If need be, I can record more information each day in my note.


xx Sarah