Sweet Tart Smoothie

Ok most of you that follow my blog or know me, know that I lost 50 lbs on Nutrisystem. It took eight months. Fitting in a size small again and having more energy is why I stayed on plan. When I was chosen to be one of their success stories, It helped motivate me even more to keep the weight off. I have mananged to keep it off for a year now while switching to the A La Carte maintance plan. 
....Until the past couple months. 
I started eating more of my own foods since the holidays. How is that working for me? NOT SO GOOD. I tend to make poor choices on not only what I eat but how much I eat. My servings have doubled in size and with the cold weather and a few health problems this past year, I have not gotten in a lot of excersise. 

I have to say with regret that I have put on ten pounds. Yikes. That does not seem like a lot but it is enough to make my size 4 jeans feel like spandex! So starting now, I am going back strictly on the plan so I can get rid of the extra pounds I gained. I refuse to buy a size larger in clothes. I plan to eat better while continuing on the Nutrisystems mainatance plan. I need to eat more veggies and drink more water. I can do this and I will. (As soon as I finish off this bag of girl scout cookies).

If your looking to lose weight and just cant seem to find a diet that works for you. Nutrisystem really does work! It’s a plan that is easy to follow. The food is delicious and filling. You also learn healthy snack options for between meals. You will loose! I will have a link at the bottom of this post that will take you to a 30.00 off coupon on your first order. For all of you that are concerned about the price of the plans. You may get a sticker shock but stop and figure what it cost you each month at the grocery store. We all know that healthy food is not cheep (but neither are large clothes and gym memberships). With Nutrisystem meals delivered at your door, you have all you need besides your own veggies to get your weight off. Unlike the grocery store foods, nothing goes to waste or waist. 

Today I will share with you a healthy option for the Nutrisystem shakes that you will also recive in your first shipment. They are good alone or you can add any veggies or fruits to them as you wish. Either way, its your way. I actually need to go order some more of this mix from their A La Carte menu so I can have these instead of cookies ( I’m down to two cookies left by the way and I will avoid any cute little girl scouts from this day on). 

Now on to the smoothie....

Sweet Tart Smoothie
(Kale and Lemon)

2 scoops- Nutrisystem Turbo shake (or any protein mix you have on hand).
1/2 cup- crushed ice
1 cup- cold water
1/4- frozen banana
1 or 2 slices- lemon ( I freeze those too, peel and all).
Hand full- fresh Kale. (you will not taste it but its good for you).

Add all that to a mason jar (or mixer bottle). 
Mix well and Enjoy.

Did you see what I did there? Yes, most mason jars will fit most blender blades. Then you can just mix and drink without the mess. 

Oh and by the way, that cozy? I make those too. Etsy Shop.

Want to start NS today? Here is 30.00 off your first order. COUPON.


  1. I've gotten away from drinking smoothies.

    I need to remedy that.

  2. Why did I expect it to be made of candy?

  3. Good for you! I think we all probably need to eat healthier!

  4. My sister lost 75 lbs on nutrisystem, but as soon as she off she gained it all back. That was a few years ago. Now we are on the Adkins Low Carb diet and she's lost 45 lbs and I have lost 39 in 9 months. I find it very easy to stay on this diet it is mainly vegetables and meat. I know you can lose the 10 lbs you gained, keep up the good work.

  5. I Have no doubt that you will lose the 10 lbs. But mem, I have my doubts, but I am gonna try. It amazes me you have kept the weight off after losing that much, that is fantastic in itself.
    Prayers and postitive thoughts your way, now imma try some stuff. I think of you when I say I am gonna lose this 5 lbs. Sherry is also after me for us to lose it together. We can do it...
    Love ya! Hugs to Saint Nick!

  6. I am so proud of you. Once you get off program it is really hard to get back on for most of us. I lost a lot of weight several years ago(Atkins) and kept most of it off---but still have those pesky pounds I would like to drop...I just don't want to do Atkin again.

    Hope you have a great week, Lisa. xo Diana

  7. Staying thin and healthy is hard work. I have weight I need to drop too. It takes dedication and discipline. I admire you for making course corrections to get you back on track to where you want to be.

  8. Lisa, You are eating way too healthy.LOL...I want that shade of green to taste like mint. LOL. I see your picture on the side bar...you are a pretty girl and I think you are wise to take care of your health. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

  9. I can't even imagine KALE in a shake....I am proud of you for your determination.