Monday, January 2, 2012

Healthy New Year

Yeah, I know it's kind of the most predictable new year's resolution to workout more, spend less...blah blah blah.  But those REALLY are 2 of my goals!  This past year since I have taken on other volunteer roles in my community & my business has grown I have pushed my workouts to the back burner--the way back burner.  Let me tell you I can tell!  I miss feeling good so much!  So, Bill & I are starting a new routine TODAY!  I will strive very hard to keep with it -- even in the busy times!  I am going to even kick off the year right by going to the doctor's for a physical -- which I have neglected to do for 3 years!  Yeah, I know -- it's pretty bad!

Last year we also did Dave Ramsey and he pretty much changed our lives!  Then vacation happened and summer time and well....we fell off the wagon!  In the months prior to all that we saved thousands -- read that people THOUSANDS!  I will be dusting off those envelopes and printing out my budget today!  We miss the cash and having limits!  I'm pretty sure you can download the forms right from Dave Ramsey's website!  You too can save!

I thought it would be fun to share some of my favorite smoothie recipes!  I am sure most of you have crazy busy mornings like I do--running out the door trying to get kids to school, running home to get the other one out the door to MDO, or just going to work!  I LOVE smoothies -- shakes -- protein drinks -- whatever you want to call them!  They are quick, easy, and convenient for a busy morning schedule!

Strawberry Banana Smoothie

1 cup frozen strawberries
1/2 banana
1 handful of ice
1/2 cup greek yogurt
Splash of OJ
1 scoop vanilla protein powder

This recipe can be modified to this too (with no banana)

1 cup frozen strawberries
1 handful of ice
1/2-3/4 cup almond milk (depending how thick you like it)
1 scoop vanilla protein powder

My friend Jess told me about this one and it is super delish!

Green Monster

1 cup packed green spinach
1 tablespoon peanut butter
1/2 banana
1/2-3/4 cup milk, almond milk, coconut milk
1 handful of ice
1 scoop chocolate protein powder


Here's a few new ones I am looking forward to try this new year!


Mango Peach Green Smoothie
(Green Plate Rule)

1 banana
1/2 cup frozen mango
1 cup frozen peaches
1 cup spinach or kale
2 tsp Barlean's Mango peach omega swirl (optional)
1/2 cup water


Beginner Green Smoothie (serves 2)
(Green Plate Rule)

1/4 strawberry yogurt
1/4 cup water
1/2 banana
1 cup frozen mango
1 cup spinach
1 handful of ice


For an extra boost feel free to add flax to any of your smoothies!  Happy Smoothie Making!

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