Summer Running Requires Smoothies

Even morning runs have been hot this week and I am praising God for it! After a winter like we recently had, I can't complain about any temps above 0°F.

We put on 6.25 solid stroller-miles for this morning's tempo run and I knew today was a smoothie-making day. Now that the weather is comfortably warm, E loves to have his shoes off in the stroller and let the windy blow on his stinky little feet. At least he's staying cool while I'm a hot mess!

This was my first try at making a "green smoothie" and it turned out really well - even my husband liked it!

Tropical Green Smoothie

  • 1 cup mango, fresh or frozen
  • 6 oz. Chobani peach Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup blueberries, fresh or frozen
  • 1 cup spinach, shredded
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1/2 cup cold water
Place all ingredients in the blender. Blend until smooth. Stir with spoon to make sure the frozen fruit is well-blended. Serve as a smoothie OR pour into small containers to place in the freezer for frozen yogurt. Serving size: 2

Our little guy is crazy about frozen yogurt (and ice cream...) so this is a great way to sneak some healthy-ness in while he thinks he's having a "treat"!

And here's that sweet boy. His big, innocent eyes do a wonderful job of disguising what a stinker he is! We will be enjoying some tasty frozen smoothie once he wakes from his nap. I love summer and every second with this kid!

I will leave you with this for today. As we are praying, waiting, and waiting some more for God to bless us with another baby, these verses have been such an encouragement to me.

God comforts us with peace beyond all understanding so that we can comfort others in their troubles. Amen to that!
Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God. 2 CORINTHIANS 1:3-4
What is your favorite smoothie recipe?
How do you handle the summer heat?

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  1. That smoothie looks AWESOMELY good and I think I will make "ice cream" for my son who has a milk allergy by adding his special yogurt to the mix and freezing. Praise God and stay faithful and he will give you the desires of your heart if it is His will. Amen.

    1. Yes, this is a wonderful way to disguise healthy things as dessert for kids! (and for adults!) Thank you for the encouragement :)

  2. Funny that even though I can't handle the summer heat, I don't drink smoothies. Instead I stay indoors and hibernate from the sun.

    1. Summer heat and humidity makes me want to hibernate some days, too!

  3. That smoothie looks amazing! And such a great idea to freeze it! Yum!

    1. It's been great because the smoothies keep so well when frozen, too!

  4. I love smoothies year around! Of course they're refreshing during summer but I will blend one up anytime. Usually breakfast or a post-run snack.

  5. Awww cute picture! I am right there with you, determined to enjoy summer after the rough winter! Smoothie turned out well!

    1. Thanks, Tina! I was skeptical of the green smoothie idea, but it did taste really good :)


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