Trim the Fat Tuesday

So, y’all might not know me, and that’s okay. Just know that I’m skinny-fat. I gained a ton of weight in college (100 lbs. to be exact) and even though I eat pretty healthy now, I’m older and it is WAY harder to lose weight now than it would have been 10 or 15 years ago.

So, every Tuesday – more to keep myself motivated than anything else – I’ll be posting something that I do to help myself trim some fat. I’m not really a fad-chaser. I find what works and I do it and if it doesn’t work, I move on and find something that does.

For this week’s #TTFT, I’m going to share with you three of my favorite health shake recipes (for a meal replacement or a filling snack): fruity, veggie, and of course, a dessert shake. I think I made it pretty clear I wasn’t skinny so I do like my health food to taste like I’m cheating once in awhile.

My Go-To Shakes

The great thing about these shakes is that you can add or take out whatever fruits or veggies you’d like – it’s really about the base that you’re putting in. Here’s how I make mine:

Strawberry Mango Smoothie


Put all ingredients in blender – in the order listed. It will blend up better. I usually go for a higher blender speed so that it’s less thick, but you can definitely do whatever speed you prefer. Enjoy as a delicious breakfast shake or as a mid-day snack.

Green Monster Smoothie


  • 1/2 cup ice
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1 green apple, chopped
  • 1 scoop Kroger’s Vanilla Slim Rite

Put all ingredients in blender in the order listed for optimal blending. This one is better on a high blender speed – less chunks. The end-result is a delicious and nutrient-rich shake that’s great for lunch or a mid-day snack.

Chocolate Covered Berry Smoothie


Put everything except the whipped topping into the blender; I use a thicker setting for this one just so I feel like I’m having a delicious milkshake of some kind. Once it’s all blended I put it in a fancy glass (usually wine) and top it with the 2 Tbsp. of whipped topping. It’s still a deliciously healthy shake but it feels a bit like cheating because it’s yummy.

Share your favorite shake recipes with me in the comments below!

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