In the first part of the Finance Foodie Shape Up Series, I talked about the exercise plan I was going to take on to help me lose the leftover holiday p(f)udge. Here is what happened, one week later!
Week Two Stats
Weight: 138 lbs (down two lbs!!!)
Body Fat: 24% (eeks again, but one % less than last week!)
Exercise Plan (and actual results in red)
Day 1: 45 minutes on the elipitcal trainer, level 5 – Check!
Day 2: 30 minutes on the recumbent bicycle, level 7; 30 minutes weight training using 5lb to 8lb weights – Check!
Day 5: 30 minutes on the elipitcal trainer, level 5;
Day 6 &7: Rest – a very easy CHECK PLUS ;)
Now as most health and fitness experts would say, the key to healthy weight loss is a combination of exercise AND a well-balanced diet. So this week, I am going to share with you my favorite smoothie that I’ve been making every morning for the past week. Easy, filling, and delicious, plus a lot cheaper and healthier than Starbucks!
FF's Raspberry Cinnamon Buns (of Steel!) Smoothie
Serving: 8oz glass
--½ cup fresh Driscoll raspberries
--½ cup ice
--1 container of Yoplait Light Thick and Creamy Cinnamon Bun flavored yogurt
--1/3 cup 2% milk
--3 packets of Truvia sugar substitute (optional, but recommended to sweeten up the tartness of the raspberries)
Throw all ingredients in a blender and blend till smooth (~5minutes).
Check back next week for another update and a new recipe (and a giveaway)!
***Giveaway***Driscoll Berries wants to give one of you readers a month’s supply of berries so you can also make my yummy smoothie (or other healthy treats that can be found on their website). One lucky person will be sent 5 free product coupons that can be used on Driscoll brand raspberries, blueberries, strawberries, or blackberries at the local supermarket!
Congrats #98 - Mandee!
Congrats #98 - Mandee!
1. REQUIRED: In my comments section, tell me what is your favorite food to make that contains berries? (Mine are smoothies, obviously!). Also please include your email address so I can contact you if you win!
2. Follow Finance Foodie on Twitter (leave separate comment telling me this)
3. Reblog / Retweet this giveaway (leave separate comment telling me this)
Contest ends Friday, January 14, 2011 at 5pm EST. Winners will be chosen via random integer generator and announced on the financefoodie.com site shortly afterwards!
Disclosure: Driscoll Berries provided the berries for the giveaway