Personal Healthy Eating Challenge – Day 6

Back on track today…yes!  Sundays are my favourite day of the week.  I get to sleep in later than during the week plus I try not to have too many things planned (besides ‘around the house’ kind of stuff).  It’s kind of my recharge day.  So here was my smoothie and salad for today!


** I didn’t think I’d be into the cucumber in this smoothie, but it actually made it quite refreshing! **


Makes 1 serving

  • 1 cup frozen pineapple
  • 2/3 cup frozen mixed berries
  • 1/4 lemon, juiced
  • 1 tbsp pure maple syrup or a few drops of liquid stevia
  • 1/2 long english cucumber
  • 2 cups spinach
  • 2 cups filtered water

Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth and creamy.


** I found the chillies in this one a bit too spicy (and I love spicy!), but it’s really up to you! **


Makes 1 serving


  • 1 medium red pepper, ends, core & seeds removed & finely sliced
  • ¼ medium cucumber, thinly sliced with vegetable peeler (might discard skin slices)
  • 1 large handful of baby leaf spinach, chopped*
  • 1 handful sugar snap peas, ends & strings removed & cut in half
  • ½ cup Fresh Edamame Beans
  • 1 medium Red Chili, ends removed, seeded & finely sliced
  • 1 handful whole almonds, coarsely chopped**
  • 1 large handful of mixed seeds
  • 1 generous pinch Himalayan pink rock salt
* I used romaine hearts instead of spinach, just because I didn’t have a ton of spinach on hand
** I used my small food processor to chop up the whole almonds I had


  • 1 medium red chili, ends removed, seeded & cut in half
  • 1 small handful coriander (aka cilantro)
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 ½ tbsp cold pressed extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ fresh lime

Place all dressing ingredients in container of a hand blender, squeezing the lime juice directly into the container. Blitz for 10-20 seconds

Place prepared almonds, mixed seeds & salt in oven safe baking dish. Bake for 5 minutes (I had the stove set to 400F). Put all the ingredients in a bowl & toss with dressing.

Happy almost Monday! 🙂



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