Green Smoothie

by Destini on June 11, 2013

Something utterly amazing happened today, I woke up at 5:50 and stayed awake on my own accord. I just couldn’t fall back asleep? When did I grow up? JK I guess that really has nothing to do with it…… but I am almost 30? LOL -again I kid

Work has been so exhausting lately. It is a great surprise and relief that I am managing to get my booty in gear and still finishing my Revolt program plus somehow got in a crazy cardio sesh on the stair master today. Has anyone ever used this machine? Kinda looks like an escalator but with a 1/4 of the amount of steps? I had seen many people use it before and it always just made me chuckle. But today I thought? Hey my legs are still sore from Sundays workout and I just finished my lower body workout…….why not push out some more? (remember I said work has been exhausting too?)

Top right is my lower body workout and bottom right is my 30 min of cardio! Go me!!

I have been getting into bed between 9:30 – 10pm which is pretty much unheard of for me. I have been trying to really listen to my body and that is just what it wants. Mind you, I don’t usually get off my phone for at least 20-30min after that. It’s a horrible bad habit that I really need to decrease, G gets all angry when I can’t get off of it and I keep saying “just a few more minutes”.  I have been trying to  keep my body hydrated more too. I thought I was drinking enough water, but since I started doing the old rubber band trick on the water bottle, apparently I am not. I feel this is something my body has been screaming at me to take in more and I have not been listening closely enough.

Now that it has FINALLY gotten warmer here  in Winnipeg, I’ve started getting my smoothie itch back. It had been awhile, because lets face it, bad weather and cold drinks just don’t feel that refreshing. In fact, I rather not be reminded of slush and cold…but now….BRING THEM ON!

Because the people at Natural Vitality are the most wicked and awesomest(check out my made up words) they keep me stocked up on all their great products.  When they sent me their Plant-Sourced Minerals I was eager to try it! When I opened the cap I immediately smelled green apples. It reminded me of jolly ranchers to be honest. And the taste? It tastes like green apple jolly ranchers. I’ve honestly been just having this with some water. But why stop there? Let’s put some jolly ranchers in a green smoothie!

If you’re wondering why you would want to take Plant-Sourced Minerals,  Natural Vitality’s website explains just that “Your body uses nutrients in the food you eat to rebuild itself constantly. If you are not supplying your body with key minerals it needs, its biological processes will slow down, which can contribute to low energy and aging.”

Ingredients: Yields: 1 serving

  • 1/2 cup of fresh pineapple
  • 1 mango, peeled and cubed
  • 1/2 of a banana
  • 1 kiwi
  • 1/2 cup pineapple coconut water (or just coconut water)
  • Half of green apple
  • handful of spinach
  • 1tsp Natural Vitality Plant-Sourced Liquid Minerals
  • Ice

Directions: Place all ingredients into blender, starting with liquid, fruit, spinach, blend till almost all smooth, add in ice and blend till all combined.

Easy peasy! – hmmm what is with this humor? Is it maybe exhaustion?

Want to get your hands on some Natural Vitality products? Use coupon code OC-40 at checkout. (US ONLY). For my fellow Canadians, Vitacost.com has their products for 40% off. WIN WIN!

Have a great Tuesday evening everyone :D

What type of bad habits do you have?

and

Are you a crazy person and like to wake up in the mornings ?

 

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Lyn, the lifestyle artist June 17, 2013 at 2:41 pm

I have to say I really like stair climbers for exercise because you can really tell you’re getting a workout and that you’re really getting somewhere with your legs. It’s also easy to really push yourself or to ‘step up’ the game a little more and make it harder if need be. The smoothie recipe here definitely sounds good. I really love all different kinds of fruit and this has plenty of that in it; pineapple, mango, banana, kiwi, it’s a tropical treat that’s for sure. So not only will it be healthy but it reminds me of a tropical beach :) Should be nice for a little relaxation moment.

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Destini June 18, 2013 at 9:47 am

I love the stair climber, but I always have to watch my feet. It’s almost like I fear that I will miss my step and fall down. LOL

Let me know how you like the smoothie if you try it!!! It’s super refreshing.

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Natasha June 17, 2013 at 7:25 pm

Bad Habits: Coffee with a packet of Hot Chocolate. I cannot stop doing this, for the love of all things double rainbow someone stop this addiction.
Twirl my hair when I’m nervous or anxious.
Shake my legs when I’m anxious

Mornings: Only if I’m going for a run or out at the cabin, because i enjoy how I feel after a run. Other than that i cannot stand the monrings

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Destini June 18, 2013 at 9:49 am

YAY I am not alone in the morning hatred.

You make me laugh Natasha :)

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