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Cucumber Strawberry Peach- a mouthful of summer!

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I’m still really excited about adding vegetables to my smoothies, and the cucumber this morning was a great addition!

I could barely taste the light and crisp flavors of the 1/2 cucumber I put in.

Adding a vegetable to every smoothie this week has made them so much more gratifying to drink!

Today’s morning smoothie ingredients:
Strawberries
Cucumber
Peaches
Banana
Peach nectar juice
Ice

Delicous and refreshing on this hot San Diego day!

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The Color Run- Running Towards our HEALTHY Happily Ever After!

I am SUCH a DIY (do it yourself) project girl!

No matter what event we’re going to, I will almost always try to come up with a creative t-shirt to make it a little more memorable. Plus, I have to put my drawers and drawers of pink glitter to use somehow haha.

These were the shirts that I came up with for the Color Run and I LOVE them. I spent a total of $30 at Michael’s Crafts.

Made With:

  • Puffy Paints
  • V neck WHITE shirts (in preparation for our neon running adventure the next day)
  • Iron-on letters (two packs)
  • GLITTER!

The backs of our shirts had the URL to my health blog (TheFitspirationalBlonde) and “YOU CAN DO IT!!!!) in huge letters above that. We wanted to spread our positive encouragment to the slow pokes behind us that ate our dust as we ran by, haha jk (kind of.)

Word of advice, get a workout partner! It’s always great to have someone to accomplish your health goals with you (and to wear your corny t-shirts too.)

See my last post for more pictures from The Color Run!

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BRITTANY’S SUMMER CHALLENGE: 2 NEW RECIPES A WEEK!

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Get your name (and link to your blog) added to Brittany’s Summer Challenge: 2 new recipes a week! list on my blog. *This is going to be a great way to get to know other bloggers, share your favorite summer recipes, and maybe even get some fabulous new followers of your own!*

What is the challenge

Since I’m SO excited to finally be out of school for summer, I decided that this is the PERFECT time to start working on improving my minimal cooking skills. Join me!

It’s time for us to move on from the dark side of processed Mac and Cheese, and over to the brighter and better side of real unprocessed meals. Bye-bye burnt toast, HELLO farmers markets and fresh cooked veggies! Unfortunately, since Martha Stewart isn’t our next-door neighbor, we all have to teach ourselves howto make something in the kitchen besides a mess and several small fires. Challenge yourself with me; kiss the days of frozen dinners goodbye, and become new BFFS with your oven.

 Make a plan Just two new recipes a week

Like all new goals, you need to create a plan on how you’re going to get yourself to achieve it. Since there are about two and a half months left of summer, I decided to create a challenge that will have my followers and I attempting two new foods EVERY WEEK. By the end of summer, we’ll all have made more than 20 new recipes that we didn’t know how to make before!

 Your recipe book get creative

As you can see, I’ve decorated my own cute little recipe book. This little notebook cost me $.50, and here I’ll be adding all my favorite recipes from this summer. When I start school up again for the fall, I’ll have all my own fabulous favorite collection of recipes in one place to choose from. Make one; add your own stickers, colors, glitter, and personality to it. You’ll get really excited to write in this twice a week, trust me.

My First Recipe inside my Recipe book!

 Recipe 1 Cook Book Decorated

**As you can see, I also put my grocery list on the inside cover of the recipe book IN PENCIL. That way, I can add and remove items that I need (and don’t need) for that week’s 2 recipes.

 Challenge yourself

All my wonderful followers, I definitely recommend that you try my Brittany’sSummer Challenge: 2 new recipes a week! with me. No matter where you are with your cooking skills, this will give you a great chance to add some healthy items to your own cook book 🙂 At the end of summer you can even invite some friends over and have an end of summer party to give them a taste of what you’ve made.

 Message Me

Message me HERE with your name and blog link, and I’ll add you to my list of people on my newest blog page called “Brittany’s Summer Challenge: 2 new recipes a week!”. This is going to be a great way to get to know other bloggers, share your favorite summer recipes, and maybe even get some fabulous new followers of your own!

How to join the challenge

  1. Message me your name and a link to your blog so I can add you to the list of people participating in the challenge.
  2. At the beginning of EVERY week, pick TWO recipes that you would like to make that week. This isn’t too many guys, it can be snacks, desserts, drinks, breakfast, lunch or dinner.
  3. After you’ve made your recipe, TAKE PICTURES!!! This is so important. They don’t have to be fancy or high resolution, it is just give people an idea of what you’ve made.
  4.  Post your recipe to your blog, and TAG it with the tag “2newrecipes”. By doing this, other people participating in the challenge can see what you’ve made, and can try it out too!
  5. MESSAGE ME WITH THE LINK TO EVERY NEW RECIPE POST YOU MAKE!!! I’ll be posting all of your recipes to a page on my blog too, another easy way to get to know your friendly neighbor bloggers 🙂

That’s it!!

Super easy, and a really great way to keep yourself motivated to stay healthy this summer. After all, 80 percent of your body is made in the kitchen, so GET IN THERE AND MAKE IT! 

Xox Brittany,

The Fitspirational Blonde