Watermelon Banana Smoothie

40 days of yoga.

For years I’ve wanted to participate in this program at Baron Baptiste, but I’ve always had some half marathon or triathlon or other crazy athletic adventure that got in the way. No way could I spend 40 days doing yoga… I have to run, swim, bike, jump, lift, etc., etc., excuse, excuse. Then this fall as I went to sign up for my next race I realized that every half in my area was sold out.

Took another look at the 40 days program. “Well it’s kind of expensive” I told myself. “Yea but so are tri’s and half’s and now you’re not doing that.” Valid point other half of my brain. What sealed the deal for me was that my favorite teacher was leading the 40 days. I often go through the motions when I go to yoga, listening, but not really retaining much. But when this one teacher speaks… I actually hear her. What she’s saying makes sense and I can apply her words of wisdom to my life. Revolutionary for someone who goes to yoga mainly cause it kicks my butt.

Part of 40 days along with the daily yoga and meditation, comes a 3 day fruit fast/cleanse half way though. As a runner I fundamentally opposed this at first. “But I NEED my carbs!” I thought. “True, but you’re not running right now… you’re doing yoga” said the other half. Also, I can do anything for 3 days. It’s just 3 days. Right?
Adapted from Kimberly Snyder.
Serves 3.

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups chopped watermelon
  • 3 bananas
  • 2 cups coconut water
  • handful of raspberries

Place the ingredients in a blender and blend on high until completely combined.

I substituted coconut water because milk of any kind isn’t allowed in the cleanse. But I’ve made this before with almond milk and it rocked!

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