There are not many things better than a refreshing and healthy smoothie on a sunny weekend afternoon. When I stumbled upon this great fruit and veggie smoothie from Galesburg.com, I knew it would be the perfect addition to my weekend menu. Of course, I made a few modifications to make it just right for me. ♥
This smoothie gives you so many great nutrients! See the list below:
- Kale: High in Beta Carotene, Vitamin K, Vitamin C, Calcium, and Fiber.
- Coconut: One of nature’s highest sources of electrolytes.
- Honeydew: Rich in Vitamin C
- Kiwifruit: Rich in Vitamin C, Potassium, and Vitamin E.
- Fresh Ginger: Eases joint pain; contains cholesterol lowering properties.
- Chia Seeds: Rich in Omega 3 oils, high in anti-oxidants, good source of Protein.
- 1 kiwifruit
- 1/2 cup honeydew
- ½ inch fresh ginger root
- 2 leaves of kale – pulled from stem
- 8 oz. coconut milk
- ½ tsp. ground cinnamon
- 1 tbs. Chia seeds
Combine all ingredients in a blender with a few cubes of ice and blend until completely smooth. Add a scoop of protein too if you want to make this yummy smoothie a meal!
Total Calories (without protein powder): 162
Total Carbs: 26.3 g; Total Fat: 11g; Total Protein: 5.3g
Enjoy!To being fit and fashionable,
We all know one of the main things in a clean diet is drinking buckets of water. We also all know that this can get very boring! Especially during summer, I like to play around with my water and add fresh and frozen fruit to my glasses to sweeten it up and give a little flavor. Also, I make green tea a huge part of my beverage intake because, guess what?! Green tea is a freebie in the clean eating diet and counts as water! (This of course, is only if it is unsweetened and all natural Green Tea ♥).
Below are my favorite summer ‘water’ drinks – enjoy!
Freeze a bowl of peeled tangerines and sliced lemon & lime. Add a few pieces into each water glass in lieu of ice cubes.
Slice fresh strawberries and drop into chilled water with blueberries. Mash a few at bottom of glass for enhanced flavor.
Add a pinch of chia seeds to a glass of water and let sit in the fridge for approx. 20 minutes to soften seeds. Add sliced cucumber and grounded/chopped mint and enjoy.
Freeze a bowl of sliced mango and kiwi. Brew green tea in pot on stove then place into fridge to chill. Once cold, drop a few pieces of the frozen fruit in each glass in lieu of ice cubes.
Brew green tea on stove. Once brewed, add grated ginger and lemon zest to pot and let seep for one hour. Keep in fridge to enjoy over ice anytime. Add fresh or frozen sliced lemon to glass.To being fit and fashionable, Christyn
I love a good smoothie for an after workout recovery drink. Try this quick, easy and nutritious one after your next workout or, have as a morning/afternoon snack!
- 1 scoop protein powder (I use vanilla but plain would also work)
- 1 banana
- 1 cup spinach
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- 1 tbsp flax seed
- 1 cup water or almond milk
Blend all ingredients together and add ice as needed for thickness. Pour into glass and enjoy!
carbs 42.6g, fat 11.6g, protein 31gTo being fit and fashionable, Christyn