The Ultimate Pre-Workout Smoothie

the ultimate pre workout smoothie

The Ultimate pre-workout smoothie recipe:

1 banana

4 to 5 ice cubes

1/2 c unsweetened almond milk

1 tbsp. pnb

1/4 c walnuts

2 tsp ground flaxseeds

3 tsp oats

1 pack instant coffee like Starbucks VIA brand

1 pack cocoa dark choc supplement

Blend until smooth and as always supplement with what you have, leave out the dark choc or coffee, use almonds instead of walnuts…..but do it, make it and make sure you have a pre-workout snack or smoothie so that you can crush your workouts appropriately!! ūüėČ

Advertisements

Energizing Tomato Smoothie

tomato smoothie blog

 

I had a lot of tomatoes on hand and needed to figure out different ways to use them before they went bad. I used 3 summer yellow tomatoes in my smoothie this morning! Here is the full list of what I used:

3 med yellow tomatoes

6 mini carrots

1 kiwi

2 mini orange sweet peppers

1 tbsp chia seeds

1/4 cup cranberry nectar

4 ice cubes

tomato smoothie

I removed the watery seeds from the tomatoes, gave them a rough chop and then added all of the  ingredients into the blender and blended until smooth!

tomato smoothie 2

This one was definitely energizing! You can also make it spicy if you want by adding pepper, etc.

Enjoy!!

xoxo, A

Tropical Green Smoothie

tropical green smoothie

What you will need:

heaping handful of spinach leaves (I keep a bag in the freezer)

juice of one lemon

a few of the following: dark cherries, peaches, watermelon and pineapple

TBSP flaxseed

1/2 c unsweetened  almond milk

Blend until smooth

Bounce around with energy!

Enjoy!!

xoxo-A

 

Be the “weird one”.

Hello friends!!! So this morning I was thinking back¬†to a memory I had at my parents house around age 16 or so. I have an Aunt and Uncle who had always been to us a little “hippie” and little “la la”. They were always eating foods that were “weird”, always very active and doing “weird” stuff, like all the time!! We were having a “cookout” one summer and I can remember, like it was yesterday, it being time to eat and on the menu: hamburgers on white buns, potato salad, pop, chips…you know very typical¬†“cookout” food! My Aunt and Uncle said they were not hungry and instead were doing handstands, headstands and deep breathing yoga-like “weird” things in the yard. So, let me repeat that…no burgers, no potato salad and no pop…just handstands and deep breathing in their bare feet¬†in the grass. (and totally¬†loving life by the way while doing so)

Ummmm, “weird”? Right? Or is it? Is it weird and strange, wrong and silly to not want to eat those foods or drink those drinks that make you feel foggy and unclear, bloated and puffy, confused and¬†lazy? Is it bad to do¬†cartwheels and headstands outside as an adult?? Shouldn’t we consider this the right thing to do? Eating real food and moving our bodies? Taking deep breaths? Which makes you feel better do you think? Yet we chose to do the opposite because that is just “what we do”, that is what our parents did, that is what everyone else does. Unfortunately, the truth is the yoga like deep breathers, the non “cookout food” eaters are the minority, the “weird ones”.

We must reverse this! We must make the cool thing to do, the right thing to do,¬†the¬†HEALTHY thing to do to be¬†feeding¬†our bodies¬†MACRO and MICRO nutrients, (COMPLEX CARBS, LEAN PROTEINS, GOOD FATS, WATER, FRUITS AND VEGGIES)¬†Whole, real foods that come¬†from the ground, from animals and from trees! Foods that have seen the light of day¬†from the actual sun! ¬†Foods that make you feel amazing, full of energy and life! If this is “weird” then I want to be the Queen of WEIRD!! Who is with me??

A week ago I got The Body Book pictured below and I am loving it! I think it is a GREAT overview of what your body is, why you need to give it what it needs, exactly what it needs, how to strengthen it, etc. Great book. Simple and easy to understand. Check it out! In the book she¬†talks about loving¬†quinoa pasta so I bought some today and can’t wait to try it! So weird!! xo-A

weird one post

Green means GO Smoothie

green means GO SMOOTHIE

Green smoothies are a REAL ENERGY booster!!

Green means GO and GO and GO!

This morning at 5 am (I don’t have time for excuses therefore neither do you) I made this green monster!

1/4 of an avocado

1 c or 2 handfuls of fresh spinach leaves (or kale)

1/4 c frozen or fresh pineapple

1/4 c frozen banana or 1/2 small fresh banana

1/2 c plain Greek yogurt (like Chobani or Fage brand)

1 tbsp. chia seeds

1 c unsweetened almond milk

3 tsp. oats

A few fresh cilantro leaves and fresh parsley leaves (basil and or mint would also work)

1 tsp. lime juice

3 ice cubes

Blend very well and enjoy!

Remember you need fuel first thing in the morning!

Smoothies are great source of balanced nutrients!

In other words please put down the Diet Coke and granola bar-that is not AWESOME.

Smoothies are AWESOME!

A