Benefits of Smoothies

Well hello beauts! Can you believe tomorrow is Thursday?? Time is certainly flying in our neck of the woods. We are finishing up our spare bedroom DIY project and one other fun little project, so between that, work, school, My Goodness prep work (lots of you are starting the 31 day challenge on August 1st and have asked for some more specifics on the workouts… Be sure to check in on August 1st for helpful hints and tutorials on certain moves,) and OF COURSE entertaining those two, four legged friends who live with us… life has been very busy and very fun! Speaking of being busy… how about we jump into today’s topic of choice, shall we?

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One of the number 1 excuses as to why people fall off the wagon with their health and fitness is I’M TOO BUSY. I have been guilty of that many times and although I can usually seem to find time to fit in my workouts, I very easily fall off the clean eating wagon. Hold the phone, you mean coffee doesn’t suffice as a healthy breakfast???  Introducing…. my smoothie obsession (I mean really who takes a selfie with their smoothie if they aren’t obsessed?? 😉  It’s kind of neat to think that you have fueled your body with a glass full of everything it craves before 8:00am!

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Who doesn’t love smoothies?? I have a smoothie give or take 6 days a week for my breakfast. These suckers are l o a d e d with GOODNESS to fuel my day. Our magic bullet has become my best little friend and we only spend about 3 minutes together each morning. They are quick, filling, delicious, and sometimes better for you than a multi-vitamin, depending on what ingredients you decide to add in.  I know I’m not a Mom yet, but I bet these are a great way to hide the vegetables that your kiddos need as well! I never taste the spinach in mine. I found this fun graphic on the scienceofeating.com and agree with every single benefit listed.

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Some of you have asked what my favorite smoothie mixtures are, so here are a couple that are staples for me. There are a few ingredients that I put in every single one of my smoothies no matter what. **Chia seeds, Flax seeds, Unsweetened Almond Milk, PB2, Ice** <— I personally am not a fan of adding juice to my smoothies as I do not do well with too much sugar in the mornings.  Adding protein is a give or take. Sometimes I add it in the morning if I know I have a busy day ahead and won’t be eating anything else until lunch, and sometimes I skip the protein until after my workout.

**Handful of Spinach, 2 TBLS of PB2, Chia Seeds, Flax Seeds, Frozen Banana, Handful of Ice, & Unsweetened Almond Milk**

**Handful of a mixture of spinach and kale, PB2, Chia Seeds, Flax Seeds, Banana, Frozen Strawberries, Unsweetened Coconut shavings, Unsweetened Almond Milk, & Ice**

I know my two favorites are kind of boring, but they are my go to for now. I would love to hear some of your favorite smoothie ingredients. Here are some things to add in to change it up!

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Until next time 🙂

 

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