Happy New Year everyone!
This green smoothie in particular is going to be my motivator, to reach my fitness goals in the new year. It’s super easy to make, delicious, and overall extremely nourishing. It gives my body what it craves before and after every workout.
For us, this holiday season involved a lot of indulging – scrumptious no-bake desserts and need I say, tons of chocolate! But all goodies aside, it’s time to focus on better health and fitness (what my New Year’s resolution almost always comprises) and I like to set realistic goals for myself so that they’re more likely to be reachable.
A Green smoothie is meant to kickstart your metabolism into high gear, curve your appetite, fight off common colds and flus, and give you that high energy you need to start your day or your workout. Thank you antioxidants!
It also has the power to burn calories while you’re, well, not doing anything at all! And even relieves muscle aches and pains after a workout. That’s the ginger doing it’s job.
Not only does it burn fat, this smoothie helps your hair and nails grow fast. It’s a great drink for postpartum moms who notice their hair shedding more that usual (a depletion of nutrients in the body after birth, breast feeding, etc).
For pregnant women who are avoiding coffee,
try this energy boosting breakfast smoothie.
I’m throwing out the cake, the turtles, and all those goodies that we stuffed our faces with. It’s time to prepare for the warmer weather, better yet, vacation. The preparation starts now!
What You Need:
- 2 handfuls baby spinach
- 1 ripe banana
- 1 cup almond milk
- 1 cup frozen pineapple chunks
- 1/2 tsp of ginger
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
All You Have to Do:
- Place all of the ingredients into a blender. Pulse until smooth.
- If smoothie is too thick, add water. If too thin, add ice.
- Serve and garnish with a sprinkle of chia seeds, optional.
All the best to you in the new year! Enjoy.