Friday, January 3, 2014

Fitness Friday | Green Smoothie

Happy New Year guys!! I know that the new year brings a new start for alot of people something like a clean slate. Whether it be to start going to church more, or to work out more and even to start eating healthier, Im sure we all could use a clean start for something new.

In Sept 2012 I started doing Fitness friday post to not only inspire others to live healthier lives but to also keep myself motivated and on track. Ive learned that being healthy is more than a temporary fix and once your committed to it, it becomes a lifestyle and you feel amazing about it. 

A great thing about green smoothies and incorporating them into your weekly eating habits is that its super easy to make and dont require too many ingredients! Its also a great way to get the nutrients and vitamins that your body might be missing.  At least 2-3 times a week I make green smoothies and maybe once a week I will do all fruit smoothies mostly consisting of blueberries and bananans and whatever else I can throw in the mix. The one that I made below is my go to green smoothie, give or take a few ingredients.   

I call this smoothie Green Coconut Dream :)
Key ingredients:
-Organic baby spinach (1cup)
-Kale (1cup)
-Pure coconut water (1 1/2 cups)
-1 banana
-1 cup of pineapple tidbits
-1/2 teaspoon of coconut oil 

Put the ingredients in the blender the same order they are listed above. You can always add more coconut water if you want a more liquid result and more fruit to taste but I find that these measurements do well. 

I usuaully get all my ingredients from Trader Joes but any grocery store would do.  I use a sunbeam blender that Ive had for a while, but Im trying to save to get a better blender so that it wont take as long for me to make the smoothies. So if any of you guys know of some good  quality blenders please let me know. Ive heard of blendtech and vitamix but Im sure there are others out there. 

We don't necessarily have to make resolutions just because its a new year, because honestly they rarely work but do try to improve your life and way of living slowly day by day. I think once you want something bad enough then you will be willing to do what it takes to make that change. Make becoming a better you a lifestyle and not just a resolution. 

Hugs, love and a prosperous new year! 

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