Recovery Day

15 Nov

Happy Sunday!

Today, I declare, is Recovery Day. I got together with some friends last night, and after one too many treats (read: ice cream abomination) I woke up this morning with a need to detoxify!

Angela recently wrote a post about getting back on track after an indulgence that I felt was extremely helpful for me. You can find her post: HERE. She talks about using superfoods and other “healing”  items that will get you feeling back to normal in no time. Now, I don’t have any wheatgrass shots or special vitamins, since I usually stick to my ever so loyal Flintstones Vitamins. So I created my own number of steps to detoxify.

step 1 this morning was:

Green Monster.


In the mix:

  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 4 cups of organic spinach
  • 1 scoop of Amazing Meal, original flavor
  • 1 packet Stevia
  • cinnamon
  • fresh squeezed lemon
  • tons of ice

Step 2:


Lemon water.

Lemon has the ability to refresh and detoxify your body….perfect for this declared recovery day. 🙂


Step 3:


The workout plan is to get bus-ay right after I press Publish. On the agenda:



Anyone heard of Hip Hop Abs? It is made from the same people as Turbo Jam, which I have expressed my love for recently. It, too, is a fun workout…I usually end up laughing through the whole thing because the main instructor gets so into the music. Fun times.

And no, unfortunately I don’t have Polly’s DVD, but I will be using one of her online videos! I’m thinking I will do Yoga for Runners…I need a good leg stretch!

And there you have it, my easy peasy 3 step recovery plan, adapted from the lovely Angela!


In other news:

I bought a spiralizer!

World Cuisine Tri-Blade Plastic Spiral Vegetable Slicer

After seeing all the delicious creations on Fitnessista’s, Averie’s, and Gena’s blogs, I finally succumbed and ordered one off of Amazon. Want to get one for youself? No problem, you can find it HERE.

I can’t wait to put together some raw deliciousness in the very near future. Lets hope this gets delivered ASAP!

Recipes I have my eye on:

Thai Peanut Zucchini Noodles

Asian Dressing

Tahini Sauce

And here’s one more recipe that has nothing to do with spiralized veggies, but is definitely food-gasm worthy:

Raw Vegan Chocolate Coconut Snowballs.

Averie, you’ve outdone yourself on this one. I want them balls. (do I even need to say it? Why yes, I think I will…That’s What She Said).

Ok, I’m off to continue on with my Recovery Day.

How are you spending YOUR Sunday?

Something to do:

Enter Katie’s chocolate covered give away HERE. Enjoy!





16 Responses to “Recovery Day”

  1. Emily November 15, 2009 at 6:07 pm #

    I have always wanted a spiralizer….too cool!

    Love your plan for detoxifying! I bet I would be laughing right along with you….gotta love silly workout DVDs!

  2. Abby November 15, 2009 at 6:09 pm #

    OOH you must post spiralizer pics!! I want one.

    Love your green monster.. Im feeling I need one myself! Lol 🙂

  3. VeggieGirl November 15, 2009 at 6:42 pm #

    YAAAY love spiralizers 🙂

  4. onehealthyapple November 15, 2009 at 6:59 pm #

    Sounds like a nice, healthy recovery plan! I enjoy hot water and lemon- it really helps if my stomach is feeling gross.

    I am working on homework and hoping to get in a workout today, with football in the background!

    Have a good day!

  5. Emily ( November 15, 2009 at 7:46 pm #

    what a wonderful recovery filled sunday.
    eh mine is not as nice, i am studying, taking an exam, then studying some more. woo, not.
    mm that green monster looks soo good, i am going to have to steal it for when i get my wisdom teeth out next week 😉

  6. Jenny November 15, 2009 at 9:59 pm #

    hope you have a nice relaxing sunday 🙂 sounds like you had a blast last night!

  7. Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope November 15, 2009 at 10:07 pm #

    Who doesn’t love a green smoothie as a way to detoxify and get back on track. LOVE your mix!

    I’ve been eyeing all the delicious spirilzer recipes as well! I can’t wait to hear what you think of yours. I definitely should consider getting one myself.


  8. Naomi(onefitfoodie) November 15, 2009 at 10:09 pm #

    soo jelly in the belly of your spirizer!!! what are you going to make first? i saw some awesome zuchinni pasta going on in blog world, you must try that!!

    great green monster that is the greenest I have seen in a while!

    thanks for checking on the zevia stuff for me! you are the bestttt


  9. Meg November 15, 2009 at 11:18 pm #

    Oh my gooooshhhh Kristi!!! I’m SO JEALOUS of your spiralizer! Ughhh now you’re gonna taunt me with all of the amazing things you’ll make with it 😛 haha enjoy it!

    Enjoy the rest of your detox day. I bet the ice cream was SO worth it, though 😉
    Love ya!

  10. shelby November 15, 2009 at 11:47 pm #

    Hip hop abs! YESSS!! I used to do it in gym at school all the time! We always ended up having a blast. haha

    I just made those snowballs today! YUM!

  11. psychoj1 November 16, 2009 at 1:22 am #

    I’ve never done hip hop abs, but it sounds like a fantastic workout! Fabulous recovery day 😀

    ❤ jess

  12. april November 16, 2009 at 1:49 am #

    I seriously love how you show your workout dvds.. I’m getting so many good ideas for my christmas list!

  13. Devan Geselle Newman November 16, 2009 at 5:02 am #

    Ah! YUM! your snowballs look great 😀

    and tres jelous of your spirilzer! have you had Ginas Pad Thai with zuccini noodles? so goood!

  14. Kris | November 16, 2009 at 7:22 pm #

    Haha! What a great post!! I wanted to know how turbo jam and hip hop abs were! I do P90X, it just kills me but is the best workout i have EVER done!

    Mmm the chocolate snowballs look fab!!


  15. Kris | November 17, 2009 at 2:37 am #

    Hi Kristi,
    Haha P90X is very intense, but it is the best workout i have ever done for results quickly! i bought mine from a local fitness equipment store 🙂

    I really wanted to try turbo jam…lol…is it good?

  16. kbwood November 19, 2009 at 3:30 am #

    hey girl! i love your cute blog!! those snowballs look SO good..and the green monster! my green monsters are always fails..ohh well

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