Do you like green smoothies? I know they’re super healthy for you, but when they taste like dirt, lets be real, it’s not going to happen.
This green smoothie is one for the books! It’s sweet, light, detoxifying and DELICIOUS. Try it out and let me know what you think.
1 Cup Spinach or Kale
1/2 Cup Coconut Milk
6 Ice Cubes
Do you keep hearing about chia seeds?
They are PERFECT for busy brides!
Chia seeds are teeny tiny black seeds with a huge amount of nutritional value. These small but mighty seeds contain, protein, omega 3 fatty acids, antioxidants, calcium & fiber. Talk about getting bang for your buck!
If you’ve never tried them, you should! They don’t have much of a taste, but add a delicious crunchy texture to your foods. They are great when added to smoothies, mixed with granola, mixed into beverages (have you tried Chia Kombucha?) or sprinkled over yogurt.
When in contact with a liquid, chia seeds create a gel that forms around the seed. This gel works wonders for hydrating the body! Not only is chia hydrating and delicious, but due to its high fiber content the seeds are tremendously filling as well.
Brides, try adding this awesome superfood into your lifestyle for a totally natural energy boost and let me know what you think!
One of the first things steps towards staying on track with a healthy diet and lifestyle is a pantry makeover.
What the heck is a pantry makeover?
Let’s take a trip to your kitchen, specifically your pantry and fridge, and remove all junk processed foods. Get rid of anything artificial, all trans fats, all fake sweeteners, all nutritionally “empty” foods, and the oh-so-frightening high fructose corn syrups. Let’s put it this way, if you don’t know what an ingredient is, the chances are your body won’t either.
A huge part of resisting naughty food temptations is making them unavailable. If those irresistible Oreos aren’t sitting there on your shelf staring out you, the less likely you are to eat them. Instead, put all of the healthy foods in the front of your display, making them the first thing you see when you open your cabinet for a snack.
A few things to remember:
~ Keep all fruits and veggies at eye level in your kitchen ~
~Always have healthy snacks prepped and ready to grab and go~
~Always have lean protein ready to eat: sliced chicken or turkey, hard boiled eggs or a bag of nuts~
~Have a water bottle with you at all times! (Add citrus or berries if you get bored with plain water)~
~Eat several small meals throughout the day~
~Wherever you go, bring snacks with you just in case!!!~
1.) Stay hydrated
Hunger is often confused for thirst. Try drinking at least half of your body weight in ounces of water every day. For example, a 130lb woman should be drinking 65 ounces of water daily.
2.) Avoid refined sugar, fried & processed foods
3.) Plan ahead
Set yourself up for success. Plan your weekly workouts and nutrition in advance! You will be 10 times more likely to stick with it if it’s planned out.
4.) HIIT workouts
High Intensity Interval Training!!! They are fat burning, efficient workouts that get you burning calories for up to 24 hours after you’re done. Wouldn’t you rather do 30 minutes of intensive intervals and get faster results than if you were to spend a boring hour on the treadmill?!
5.) Get more sleep
A good nights sleep is more beneficial than you would think. Getting in a solid 8 hours a night will help your concentration, mood swings, food cravings, athletic performance, metabolism and stress levels.
1/2 of an avocado
1 cup spinach
1.5 cups coconut water
2 Tbs. brown rice protein powder
3 ice cubes
Blend until creamy! Mix in 1 Tbs. chia seeds for an extra boost!