I see my daughter with her extremely fit and chiseled body every single day, and it would be so easy to get hung up on the fact I don’t (and can’t ever) look as spectacular as she does.
But the truth is that she’s a motivator – a silent one. She never judges, shames, gives disapproving looks or says anything negative about the unhealthy foods that the rest of us might be eating.
She just does her thing.
Her commitment to health is part of her very essence, and her energetic enthusiasm and zest for healthy living makes me want to be a healthier person too. And I love her for it.
Sooooo…. baby steps for mama.
And I started with the Smoothie King Change A Meal Challenge. I replaced one of my daily meals this week with one of the 20 nutritious and filling meal replacement smoothies at Smoothie King.
They’re high in protein (at least 10 grams), and that protein and fiber from the highly nutritious ingredients totally satisfies your tummy and keeps you feeling full longer. In fact, when I texted my daughter to tell her we had gone there, she asked how come she wasn’t invited since their smoothies are so high in protein.
Oops. Mom fail.
The 20-oz smoothies are all under 400 calories, which makes them so perfect for meal replacement. But Smoothie King is a bit of a road trip for me, so I took advantage of the fact I was there, and ordered the 32-oz size this time. The meal replacement smoothies are high in protein, highly nutritious and highly filling, so they were the perfect road trip lunch for us!
My choice: Greek Yogurt Pineapple Mango (Chobani® Nonfat Greek Yogurt, Pineapple, Mango Juice Blend, Passion Fruit Juice Blend, Bananas, Non-fat Milk, Vanilla Protein Blend, Electrolyte Mix, Fiber Blend)
The boyfriend’s choice: The Activator (Chocolate Gladiator Protein, Protein Blend, Bananas, Muscle Builder Enhancer, Non-Fat Milk, Turbinado)
And here’s the thing… they taste great — super delish! You can’t even tell they’re full of protein and other good-for-you stuff!
If you’re looking to live a healthy and active lifestyle too, consider Smoothie King’s “Change-A-Meal” Challenge as a great kick start to getting fit this year*. Not only will the sips be incredibly delicious, but you’ll have the chance to win #changeameal contest prizes, like free smoothies for a year, a Southwest Airlines gift card, a YMCA membership and more!
*Weight loss is dependent on each individual’s needs and is based on a low-calorie diet combined with an exercise program. Consult your physician before beginning any diet program.
Which of the Smoothie King Change a Meal Challenge meal replacement smoothies have you tried, or would you like to try?