Go Green!!!!

Go Green!!!!

Green smoothies are quickly becoming the talk of the town. They are easy to make, easy to personalize, and have the potential to have drastic nutritional benefits. Personally, they helped me loose over 25 pounds, 10% in body fat, and most importantly, take control of my nutritional well being!!!!

One recipe that I keep coming back to is based on the 1/3 rule and looks like this:

1/3 dark leafy greens (kale, spinach, collards, chard, dandelion greens, mustard greens, etc)

1/3 frozen fruit (banana, apple, mango, papaya, orange, pineapple, strawberries, grapes, kiwis, etc)

1/3 water

If you are new to green smoothies or greens in general, or if you have a sweet tooth and need a little boost, try raw bee honey, agave, or stevia to naturally sweeten things up a bit.

You can also substitute fresh squeezed orange juice instead of water keeping in mind that will increase the sugar content.

Put it all in your high powered blender and enjoy.

Lastly, pat yourself on the back for taking the first step to a better you!!!!

 

A few things to keep in mind:

Have Fun!!!!!

the best smoothie is the one that you will drink. use this as a guideline and make it work for you. Ask me questions

Rotate your greens every two or three days

Always include at least one if not more “high-fiber fruit” such as bananas, mangos, or apples with peels. This will make it taste less “green.” by increasing the amount of insoluble fiber.

When possible… choose organic. (your kids will thank you)

don’t hesitate to reach out to me for with any questions or comments

 

 

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Milk for sports nutrition?

If you are an athlete or have been to a gym in the last 10 years…

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people consuming dairy based pre or post work out drinks is a fairly common site. Weather this is having positive or negative effects, I  will let you decide. While you think about it, here is a link to an article on the Vibrance Nutrition Page (www.vibrancenutrition.com) where Aimee Gallo (owner of vibrance nutrition) explains some facts about milk and the reality of what it can do to our bodies. I especially like her analogy of how our bodies are like high end performance sports cars.

 

happy monday

Love and Groove

http://vibrancenutrition.com/blog/chocolate-milk-is-crap-and-other-blasphemous-thoughts-on-sports-nutrition/