THE ULTIMATE PB & J POST WORKOUT RECOVERY SMOOTHIE

 

If you know me, then you already know how much I love peanut butter!  I like to slather rice cakes or apples with my favorite all natural peanut butter for a quick and healthy snack, and my go to smoothie has always been peanut butter banana! Well I felt like it was time to come up with a new spin on my favorite post workout drink! Who doesn’t love pb & j ?  Check out my recipe below for a nutrient packed twist of a must-loved flavour combo!

PB & J POST WORKOUT RECOVERY SMOOTHIE

  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 banana
  • 1 tbsp. all natural peanut butter
  • 1 cup frozen berries ( I like to use cherries! )
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yoghurt
  • 1 tsp.
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BEST GRAB AND GO SNACKS TO BETTER YOUR HEALTH

 

When you are always on the go and spending most of your time getting from point A to point B,  it’s important to plan ahead.  Keeping healthy snacks and water on hand at all times will keep you in check, so you don’t find yourself heading to the drive thru to curb your cravings.  Nuts are not only one of the easiest snacks to take with you on the go, but they provide many health benefits too.

Best grab and go snacks to better your health! / Fit.Fabulous.Beautiful

Almonds would be the number one choice of nut for snacking, often a favorite among nut eaters.   Not only are these little gems low in calories and high in calcium they are the best choice for health and disease prevention.  Rich in vitamin E and fibre they help fight inflammation and conditions such as lung cancer.  …

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5 REASONS YOU SHOULD START EATING CHERRIES TODAY

5 reasons you should start to eat cherries today/Fit.Fabulous.Beautiful

 

There’s nothing better than being able to enjoy locally grown hand-picked fresh fruit.  Because of where I live, there are many fruits and vegetables readily available to me from local farms right on the side of the road. Cherries are among my favorite fruits to buy in the summer months. With such a variety of cherries grown here in Canada, some wich are sweet (mostly eaten raw) and others sour (often baked into crisps and pies) everyone is sure to enjoy their taste.  In addition, these delicious super fruits are packed full of all the antioxidants and nutrients we need for living a healthy lifestyle.  I am going to share all the reasons why, I try to include cherries in my diet everyday.…

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CHOCOLATE VANILLA CREAM SMOOTHIE

 

Try my latest creation!  With the smooth rich taste of chocolate, and just a hint of vanilla this smoothie is sure to tantalize your taste buds and provide all the power you need to fuel an intense workout or help speed your recovery.

INGREDIENTS

1 cup of unsweetened almond milk

2 small frozen bananas

1/4 kale ( I use frozen)

1/2 cup vanilla Greek yoghurt

1 tbsp. Chia seeds

1 scoop Vega Chocolate all-in-one Nutritional Shake

1 tsp. Vanilla extract

Mix all ingredients in your blender until combined, drink and enjoy!  Add ice or additional almond milk to adjust to your desired thickness.

 If you like this recipe then check out my Super Girl Breakfast smoothie!  Smoothies are a great way to get in extra nutrients each day and are great snacks between meals whether you are short on time or always on the go.  …

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OVERNIGHT OATS 5 WAYS

When striving to live a healthy and fit lifestyle, good nutrition plays a huge role in your success.  If your goal is to look good then you should know that 80% of your results are determined by what goes in your mouth each day and exercise only accounts for the remaining 20% .

I like to start each and everyday off with a bowl of nutritious oatmeal.  Not only is it rich in soluble fibre, this breakfast staple contains both calcium and potassium.  If consumed on a daily basis oats can also provide multiple health benefits.  They are known to help lower cholesterol levels, reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, help stabilize blood sugars and help prevent breast cancer.

One of my favorite preparations of this grain is overnight in the refrigerator.  …

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CHERRY VANILLA PROTEIN POWER SMOOTHIE

This smoothie is sure to tantalize your taste buds all while providing the right nutrients to fuel your recovery process after an intense workout!

Ingredients

1 scoop vanilla Vega protein

1 1/2 cups unsweetened almond or cashew milk

1/2 cup vanilla greek yoghurt

1 1/2 cups frozen cherries

1/4 cup kale ( I freeze my kale first )

1 tbsp. chia seeds

ice ( optional )

Combine all ingredients in a blender, mix well and enjoy! Add more or less ice to achieve desired thickness. Do you love smoothies too?  Then check out My top 5 smoothie ingredients here!

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STRAWBERRY COCONUT DREAM SMOOTHIE

 

Try my latest smoothie creation! A hint of summer, a glimmer of the tropics and completely satisfying!

Ingredients

1 cup almond milk ( adjust amount to achieve desired thickness)

1 cup strawberries

1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut

1/4 cup kale (optional)

1 scoop Vega coconut almond protein

1 tbsp flax

3/4 cup ice

Combine all ingredients in a blender or vitamix, and enjoy! If you love smoothies like I do, then check out my Super Girl breakfast smoothie here!

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5 AMAZING HEALTH BENEFITS OF TURMERIC

 

Turmeric (Curcuma longa), has a peppery, warm bitter flavor and a mild fragrance with a slight hint of orange and ginger.  Although this spice is best known as a main ingredient in curry dishes, it also provides the bright yellow hue to products like ballpark mustard.  Turmeric comes from the root of the Curcuma longa plant and has  been used for many years as a powerful anti-inflammatory agent in both the Chinese and Indian Medicine systems, to treat conditions including bloody urine, bruises, chest pain, colic, flatulence, hemorrhage, jaundice, menstrual difficulties, and toothaches. Read on to discover more about 5 of the most amazing health benefits provided by one single item that most people can find in their pantry.

Anti-Inflammatory

Turmeric has demonstrated very potent, but safe anti-inflammatory properties.…

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IT’S A GOOD MORNING SUPER GIRL BREAKFAST SMOOTHIE

 

This smoothie is a great on the go breakfast to start your day off right , or works to help the recovery process after an intense workout.  Packed full of super food nutrients this protein smoothie is fit for Super Girl!

ingredients

1 cup cashew or almond milk (add more to adjust to desired thickness)

1 cup frozen blueberries

1 /2 cup frozen dark cherries

1 banana

1/4 cup of kale ( I like to freeze mine, it blends well)

1/4 cup vanilla Greek yoghurt

1 scoop vega vanilla protein with greens

1 tbsp chia seeds

Combine all ingredients in a blender , mix well and enjoy!  Protein smoothies also double as great Popsicle treats for hot summer days!  For another great recipe check out my Mocha Goddess smoothie  here!

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MOCHA GODDESS PROTEIN SMOOTHIE

 

Try my Mocha Goddess smoothie!

1 banana
1 cup frozen cherries
1 cup almond milk
1/4 cup vanilla greek yoghurt
1/4 cup kale ( frozen)
1 tbsp chia
1 scoop vega mocha protein

Combine all ingredients in blender and enjoy ❤️ Check out another great Mocha smoothie recipe here!

Image courtesy of simplegreensmoothies.com

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