Foolproof Smoothie Recipes

Fitness/Health, Food, Recipes

Whether your New Year’s resolution was to eat healthier, you got a blender for Christmas, or you just love smoothies, check out our favorite smoothie recipes.

These are super simple and foolproof because they only contain a few, easy-to-find ingredients, and don’t require exact measurements.

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My Berry Green Smoothie
spinach + berries + banana + Greek yogurt

  1. Blend up a couple handfuls of spinach with a little water.
  2. Add a couple handfuls of berries and blend. I usually use strawberries and blueberries (frozen or fresh depending on the season).
  3. Add a whole banana and a big dollop of plain, whole fat Greek yogurt for delicious creaminess, and enjoy!
    4. Extras: In the summer, add fresh pineapple, kiwi, or any other fruit you have on hand. You can also add some avocado for extra green color and creaminess. Add a scoop of protein powder if using as a meal replacement or after a workout.

My Strawberry Banana Smoothie
milk + strawberries + banana + oats + peanut butter

1. Blend about 1 cup of milk, a handful of strawberries (fresh are best), one whole banana, a sprinkle of dry oatmeal, and a scoop of peanut butter.
2. That’s it! This is such a quick, delicious, and comforting breakfast smoothie.
3. Extras: Feel free to swap out an alternate milk or nut butter. You could also add protein powder if desired.

My Tropical Smoothie
almond milk + spinach + frozen pineapple and mango + protein powder

1. Blend a couple handfuls of spinach with about a cup of almond milk, plus a scoop of protein powder if desired.
2. Toss in some frozen pineapple and mango and blend.
3. Extras: Add some coconut, papaya, or banana.

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Yum! Enjoy!

What are your go-to smoothie recipes?

-L

Nothing Worth Having Comes Easy

Fitness/Health

Yea, yea, that’s what everyone says.  But really, I can lose my belly pooch in 10 days!  And make healthy meals in minutes every day!  No, no I can’t.

When I decided to apply this saying to my health and fitness habits, it enabled me to wade through the bull s*** I hear and read about.  If being in tip top shape were easy we’d all be doing it!  This is not a new concept, and to some it may be obvious, but for me it takes saying this in my head some days to get through my work out or make a healthy dinner at the end of the day.

I hope with this post I can spread the word and knowledge that putting time and effort into a healthy body will have long lasting benefits that are worth achieving!

The top two healthy habits I have picked up this year are strength training and home cooking.  Muscle is so under appreciated, when in fact it aids in weight loss because muscle burns more calories than fat.  Along those lines, doing strength training before cardio will contribute to burning more calories during your cardio workout.

The home cooking part is a great way to cut out unnecessary calories.  You just never know what goes into your food at most restaurants and portion sizes tend to be bigger than anyone needs.  When grocery shopping I aim to get mostly produce, and only products that don’t have a long list of ingredients that I’ve never heard of.  Being conscious and aware of what you are putting into your body will hopefully lead to healthier food choices.

Here is one of my favorite body weight workouts:

Source: POPSUGAR Studios

 

Please take this all with a grain of salt as I am no expert, just trying to find my own way!  And I’d like to think it’s the right way 😉