Hello lovely readers, I can’t believe we are already in April. I’ve been looking back at the healthy intentions I set for the year.
I’ve been meditating, doing more yoga and increasing my strength, using heavier weights at the gym. But .. I know I need to get more sleep and drink more water. I do religiously eat a healthy breakfast each day: peanut butter, chia seeds, water coffee, oats, muesli or an omelette. A nourishing breakfast sets me up for the day. If I have something that’s not good for me, it’s easy to think “what the heck” and continue eating badly for the rest of the day.
A smoothie is such a great way to nourish, with lots of different ingredients. A dear friend of mine is kindly sharing her special smoothie recipe with you all. Cas is a lawyer, blogger, writer and motivator.
With her busy schedule it’s vital she’s always 100 per cent switched on. This one of her secrets.
I know you’ll love it. You can check out her blog at www.lawyercas.blogspot.com.
I don’t know about you, but with me, I love my down time! I spend a lot of time at work, at the gym and catching up with friends so when I do get some time to myself, I want to spend it wisely. My typical Saturday morning sees me at the gym, followed by a steam room visit and then home. Then I love nothing more than to curl up with a protein laden post workout meal, a great book or magazine and completely immerse myself in it. Lately I have been experimenting with different flavoured smoothies to get me through post workout until lunch.
Here is the quick and easy recipe to my super green protein smoothie (pictured above).
- 1 ripe banana
- 2 spoons of Vaalia lactose free French vanilla yoghurt
- 3 spoons of mango sorbet (or you can use mango nectar)
- 1 Vaalia probiotic (you can use any probiotic, I just love Vaalia’s passionfruit one)
- 1 scoop of protein powder (I use Evolve Lipo Whey)
- 1 teaspoon of Hawaiian spirulina powder (this smells gross, but once in the smoothie has no taste at all!)
- 2 spoons of LSA mix
- 1 spoon of shredded coconut
- 1 teaspoon of chia seeds
- couple of ice cubes
Blend until all mixed together and serve with shredded coconut to taste.
The above measurements are a guide – I am a big fan of approximates when it comes to smoothies. If you find the smoothie is too thick for your liking, add in a dash of milk or juice.
This smoothie is one of my favourites as I am getting my greens, protein, fibre and a bit of sweetness all in one hit!
I don’t drink coffee (shock!), but recently bought a takeaway thermos so I can pre-make my smoothies and take them with me to have after the gym of a morning.
I hope you enjoy.