This green smoothie challenge is different from any other challenge out there because I provide you with meal replacement smoothies to ensure your success. These smoothies are delicious, filling and will stop hunger pangs and cravings in their tracks. These healthy homemade shakes are specifically designed for weight loss and we get proven results FAST in this FREE challenge.
Green Thickies 7 day Green Smoothie Challenge
I’m so excited today as I’m officially inviting you to take part my popular 7 day Lean Green Smoothie Challenge. This will involve replacing at least one of your meals with a filling, meal replacement green smoothie (Green Thickie).
What is a Green Thickie?
A Green Thickie is a healthy meal replacement smoothie containing fruit, leafy greens, seeds or nuts and some healthy carbs such as oats or quinoa. This smoothie contains all the nutrients your body needs for amazing energy and a complete detox. The best thing about Green Thickies is that they taste delicious. If this is your first time here you can read my story and find out more about Green Thickies here.
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What does the Green Thickie challenge involve?
To participate in this challenge you need to replace at least one of your meals with a Green Thickie for 7 days. You can replace breakfast, lunch or all your meals with green thickies for maximum benefit on this challenge.
Green Thickies are very satisfying and they should keep you going until your next meal. We all have different energy requirements and we all need to eat different food. I believe listening to your own hunger signals while eating a healthy balanced meal replacement smoothie will help you tune in to exactly the right amount to eat for your body. If you are craving something, you can snack on one piece of fruit and your cravings will be dramatically reduced.
The number of calories in each Green Thickie will suit most women, but if you have higher calorie needs, you may need additional fruit snacks. You can calculate how many calories your body needs for weight loss here.
Why should I take the Green Thickies challenge?
If you are already a fan of green smoothies, you won’t need me to tell you how good they are for your health. If you’ve never had a green smoothie before you can read the benefits here. A green thickie is a filling meal replacement green smoothie. Here are some great reasons why you should take this challenge:
- It will save you time preparing your meal, just whizz up a Green Thickie in 2 minutes instead.
- Your body will have a rest (detox) from the food you normally eat
- Your meals will be jammed packed full of nutrients
- It will help you lose some weight
My Green Thickie challenge results
I took the Green Thickies challenge myself recently with some fantastic results. I drank nothing but Green Thickies for 7 days and didn’t get any cravings at all. I lost 5 pounds, dropped down a dress size and my digestion totally cleared up. You can read all about my experiences with the challenge plus see what I ate for the whole challenge in my mid week results and my end of week results.
When can I start?
Although we do some live challenges together, at the moment you can join the challenge and start whenever you are ready. When you sign up you’ll be given a few days before the challenge emails start. You can decide what recipes you’re going to try, buy some fruit and leave it to ripen. You can freeze some bags of chopped ripe bananas to make your smoothies nice and cold and get some ice in your freezer.
When you start your challenge, I will be here to support you and you will really motivate other people who have yet to start out. Some people have actually already started a Green Thickie challenge the moment I shared my experiences with my challenge and they have had amazing results which I will share below.
Where can I find the recipes?
All of the challenge recipes will be provided to you via email. If you want to find out a bit more before you sign up, you can find out how to make your perfect Green Thickie recipe here. Do you want to try a Green Thickie? This basic Green Thickie Recipeis the perfect starting point.
You just need a blender, probably a chopping board and knife and a culinder, bowl or salad spinner so you can wash your greens if needed. You can use any type of blender for this challenge. I use a Vitamix and I get beautifully smooth Green Thickies, but you can use whatever type of blender you have or can afford.
For other blender options, click here to read my 10 best blenders for all budgets.
How many Green Thickies should I drink a day?
Just choose 1-2 servings (each recipe makes 2 servings) of a Green Thickie for each meal you have.
If you make a full recipe (1-2 servings) then you’ll have enough in case you are hungry enough for 2 portions. If you don’t manage to drink it all, you can have it for your next meal. I usually make a batch of green thickie for the next day so too so that I can have my breakfast as soon as I’m hungry without having to wait. It also has the benefit of cooling the smoothie down in the fridge.
Will I lose weight on this challenge?
If you have excess weight to lose and drink green thickies for all your meals, you will almost certainly lose some weight. If you replace just one of your meals or two of your meals with a green thickie, you may not lose weight as it completely depends on what you eat for your other meals.
When you eat solid food, it’s easier to overeat, so for maximum weight loss success, I’d suggest replacing all your meals with green thickies.
Will I detox on the Green Thickie challenge?
When you give your body a rest from the foods you normally eat, it will detox and expel some toxins out of your body. This is a good thing as it will clean out your body leaving you less prone to illness and disease.
It’s good to have regular detoxes throughout the year. Some people don’t get any detox symptoms and others can suffer a lot more with detoxing (healing crisis).
I started to experience detox symptoms a good few days into the challenge. I felt more tired than normal, had a runny nose and my head felt a bit cloudy. I recognized the detox symptoms from previous detoxes I’ve gone through so I knew it was nothing to worry about. I still managed to cope with my normal activities but I was just looking forward to getting to bed a bit earlier.
Your detox will be unique to you. If you start to experience symptoms that you’re not coping with, you can eat more solid foods and less Green Thickies, for example, you could just drink a Green Thickie for your breakfast instead of all your meals.
The moment I started eating my normal food again my detox symptoms stopped. Most people can cope fine with detoxing but some people don’t. If you have to stop your challenge early, don’t worry you can always try a milder version of it at a later date.
Share your recipes and story
I would also love to hear your story of your Green Thickie challenge and it will greatly motivate others who may do the challenge at a later date.
You can email your photos and stories to [email protected] or you can reply to any of the emails you get during the challenge.
How can I track my calories, carbs, fat and protein?
I want to clarify that during this challenge I ate when I was hungry and stopped when I was full. I monitored how many calories I had consumed at the end of the day just out of interest. I didn’t plan on trying to limit my calories in any way and I wouldn’t want to recommend you do that either, unless you have the willpower of steel.
I personally find cronometer easier to use and I like the way you can select cups and tablespoons as your measures as that’s how I measure my food.
In My Fitness Pal, some weighing might be required to find the calories of your foods. Also my fitness pal will give you a calorie goal for the day (it was far too low for me) and there is a great community on there who will support you with your goals if you make some friends. Just beware of the forums, you can get some negative feedback there if you’re unlucky.
Should I do any exercise on the challenge?
Exercise is always beneficial and pretty much essential for optimum health so I would recommend you follow an exercise plan all the time.
However, you will just have to see how you feel on the challenge to decide whether exercise is right for you.
You will probably start off very energized so it’s worth taking advantage of that and doing some exercise. If you start to feel tired (and you’ve been eating enough) then you’re probably detoxing and you may prefer to do some gentle exercise or have a complete break. Just listen to your own body.
If you do some exercise you’ll have burned off more calories and therefore you’ll need to eat even more to avoid going hungry. You need to make sure you can sustain yourself throughout a workout so make sure you get enough calories.
Water is a key part of the challenge
Water is absolutely essential to your success not only in this challenge but for complete health. Your body has to have water to function well. I’m talking about plain water, not flavored, not in a tea or a coffee or a juice. Just water.
Green Thickies should not be seen as a drink. They are a meal and you need to drink water on top of your meals.
I recommend you drink at least 1 large glass of water 4 times a day, before breakfast, lunch, mid afternoon and early evening. Even just drinking water can give you so much more energy. Don’t overlook this part, it’s just as essential as what you eat if not more so. Drink more if it’s hot or you’re working out.
7 Day Green Smoothie Challenge Testimonials
Some people have actually started the Green Thickie challenge the moment I published my results. This is very inspiring for me. I’m going to publish testimonials on a separate page but here is a quote from Mallory’s experience on the challenge:
“Well, I really enjoyed the green smoothie challenge experience. Even though I did slip up, and didn’t last the whole time, I lost around 7-10 pounds! I felt light and energized the entire time, except for the one day that the smoothies didn’t sit quite well with me, but that might have been due to the discomfort I experience during PMS. Also, I felt good that I wasn’t depriving myself, didn’t have to be hungry all the time, and didn’t even have to worry about counting calories!”
Hopefully that is enough information for you to start the Green Thickies green smoothie challenge. You’ve got some time to plan your recipes, buy your fruit in advance so it can ripen in time. If you have any more questions you can ask them in the comments or via my contact form and I’ll do my best to reply to everybody.
I’d love to hear your experiences so please share your story or recipes to help others complete this challenge.
PLEASE also share this post with twitter, pinterest, facebook using the buttons further down, and on your blog if you have one. I want to spread the word so many people can experience this challenge too.
If you are participating in the challenge, leave a comment below telling me your name and which meals you are going to replace with a green thickie.
I can’t wait to see you looking lighter and feeling so much better this time next week!
How To Join The 7 Day Lean Green Smoothie Challenge
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Are you struggling to lose weight and keep it off?
Are you feeling run down and are struggling with ever increasing health problems?
Green Thickies new 7 Day Detox will help you drop a dress size, improve your skin, your energy will soar and you are going to be so in control and proud of yourself.
You won't go hungry on this diet ... And better yet - it actually requires minimal time in the kitchen.
Get results like this...Hi Katherine,
I just wanted to tell you I completed the 7 day detox and I feel so great.
I have lost 6lbs, do not feel like I need more my morning coffee, the flushing of my facial skin from rosacea has dramatically reduced and I am so excited to wake up each morning and make a green thickie for breakfast!!
I am a stay at-home, homeschooling momma of 3 littles and at times so busy I would forget to feed myself!
I would go most of the day without eating and then snack on random things.
I gained 60 pounds the last 6 years during pregnancy.
I have lost 30lbs but recently plateaued and have felt so frustrated.
I’ve tried everything from paleo and keto to the point where I didn’t know what to eat or how much and felt like even eating fruit was bad for me which thankfully it’s not!
What a game changer for me. Thank you for sharing a simple but effective program.
I’m so excited to continue another week with this plan! Thankful Stephanie
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