Summer time is for smoothies

Summer is a season where people head down the shore, plan weekend getaways, and get their tan on. It’s a time where you grab yourself a beverage, preferably a smoothie drink loaded with vitamins and minerals to keep you hydrated. My favorite smoothies include strawberries, bananas, blueberries, and spinach. I try to go with whatever my body is craving.

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What you’ll need:

  • Blueberries
  • Strawberries
  • Spinach
  • Banana
  • Unsweetened Almond Milk
  • Protein powder, cinnamon, tumeric (optional)

Directions:

Blend it until smooth and ENJOY!

 

More smoothies, less bloat

Summer time is here and we’ve got you covered with easy smoothie recipes to help you “cool” down. I like to make my smoothies as a breakfast replacement or in between my workouts. It’s totally guilt-free, vegan friendly, and full of plant based protein to keep you looking lean and most importantly feeling good!

Recipe 1: Apple Smoothie

RECIPE:

DIRECTIONS:

Slice an organic apple into pieces. Add to nutri-bullet blender. Then, pour 1 cup of Califia Farms unsweetened almond milk in and 1 scoop of Plant Fusion. Blend until smooth and enjoy.

P.S. Throw some ice in there for a thicker smoothie!

Recipe 2: Banana SunButter Smoothie

RECIPE:

DIRECTIONS:

Add 1 banana and blueberries, strawberries, and spinach if you’d like. Pour 1 cup of unsweetened Califia Farms almond milk, 1 scoop of Plant Fusion protein, and 1 teaspoon of SunButter. You get your daily dose of antioxidants, iron, and blueberries to help with memory improvement. Enjoy!

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Simply hungry…simple spinach!

Simply hungry, simple spinach!

Really, you only need 5 simple ingredients for a quick, delicious, vitamin enriched dish. It’s totally true grab a bag or fresh spinach, garlic, sea salt, red pepper flakes, and a touch of olive oil. Spinach has high amounts of iron, fiber, and curbs overeating. And better yet it’s EASY to prepare.

1) Fresh spinach

2) Teaspoon of olive oil

3) Garlic

4) Dash of red pepper flakes

5) Dash of sea salt

Add olive oil to pan about a teaspoon and sliced garlic (add as much or as little as you’d like) pieces. Saute for a minute on medium heat and throw in all the spinach. Time to spice it up with some sea salt and red pepper flakes. Waa Laa! Only add about a tablespoon of each or more if you’d like it extra salty. Let it all cook together until the spinach starts to shrink and the garlic will become a bit more brown. Do a taste test and serve warm. Spinach is a fast convenient side dish that pairs with mostly anything. Goin’ vegan isn’t that bad.

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Healthy you, Healthy Life

Christa Alexis here!

So I decided to go on a fitness challenge and try to be more conscious of my eating habits, lifestyle, and the people that I surround myself with. Join me as I create a new me. P.S. Don’t forget to tell yourself on the daily how much you love and appreciate who you are!

Morning routine:

3 sets of 10lb weights

300 crunches

100 ball crunches

50 squats w and without exercise ball

Followed by 1 hr of cardio at the gym with weight lifting machines for legs.

Drink choice: Organin – Chocolate nutriton drink, 16 grams of protein

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Easy and simple recipe – bean salad

People are always so busy with their work schedules and often lack the time to eat healthy. Look no further, this simple recipe requires only a few easy steps and takes approximately 5 minutes to make!

1.  Canned sweet peas (Make sure to rinse them)

2. Canned kidney beans (Make sure to rinse them)

3. After rinsing the sweet peas and kidney beans, mix beans together.

4. Add two cap fulls of olive oil and two cap fulls of balsamic vinegar.

5. Chop up red onion and mix in.

6. Slice cucumber & add a touch of black pepper. 

Whala you’re done! Enjoy!