Workout Recovery Smoothie (220 Calories)

Sarah Linden

Workout Recovery Smoothie

I’m convinced smoothies are the most deceptive health food.

Throw a bunch of healthy ingredients into the blender, and before you know it, you’ve ended up creating a several-hundred calorie meal when you intended to make a small snack.

Small rant: I seriously think this is why people who go Paleo get frustrated when they don’t lose weight–they compensate grain depletion with nuts and fruit in overwhelming amounts. Well, sure, you’ve chosen a healthy option, but your body always stores excess energy, even if consumed through healthful foods.

(Plus, these people eat a lot of bacon. I mean, a LOT.)

And I’m speaking from experience here.

I used some restraint with this recipe. It’s only 220 calories, and it’s full of the stuff your body wants after a hard workout. Also makes for a great breakfast.


Ingredients

1/2 c frozen blueberries
1/2 frozen banana
3-4 pieces of ice
1 Tbs peanut…

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Simple Fit Meal: Sushi Bowl

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Simple Fit Meal: Sushi Bowl

Who doesn’t love sushi? The photo is of my favorite homemade sushi bowls. Though it may not be the healthiest thing to eat because of the sodium, it’s better than grabbing something fatty from your fridge. Think of it as your own kind of Asian ceviche.

Quinoa – high protein, low in fat, fiber
Avocado – unsaturated fat, Vitamin E, Magnesium
Carrots – anti-oxidants, Vitamin A
Cucumbers – Vitamin B, great for hydration and digestion
Dried Seaweed – anti-oxidants, high in sodium (be careful)
Pickled Ginger – great for digestion, used to cleanse the palate

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Easy Ways to Add Greens in Your Daily Meal

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Our bodies crave fruits and vegetables more than just about any other food because we tend to get far fewer of them than we need. We often think we’d survive just fine on 2-3 servings a day – or less. But the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the USDA both recommend at least 5 servings per day! What you’re missing could be the difference between just surviving and all out thriving.

With just a little thought and a tiny bit of effortin snack preparation, you can make these nutritious foods more convenient and accessible.

Tips and Tricks

  1. Buy fruits and vegetables in bulk. Stock up on fruits and vegetables.
  2. Make your first day of a meal a juice or smoothie.
  3. Make your second meal a huge fruit platter. Eat as much of fruits as you can.
  4. Snack on raw vegetables or fruits instead of chips or pretzels.
  5. Add…

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Superfoods: Spinach

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spinach

A little bit of History:

Persia, modern-day Iran, is the home of spinach and its journey across the world is chartered from the 7th century when a Nepalese king presented it as a gift to China

Benefits:

The nutritional benefits of spinach include its anti-inflammatory effects, making it good for sufferers of asthma. It also contains high levels of antioxidants, beta-carotene and folates, which are thought to help prevent colon cancer. Spinach is especially good for pregnant women, being an excellent source of iron

Tips:

  • The darker the leaf, the more nutritious it is: purchase young, tender spinach leaves and store them in a plastic food bag and keep refrigerated
  • Fresh spinach will only keep for about four or five days
  • Steamed spinach is the perfect pizza topping, bringing added flavour and nutritional content
  • Boost the nutritional value of your lasagna by placing spinach leaves between the different layers
  • toss…

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2 workouts for men who want to look amazing this summer

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I just realised that this blog may be a bit “girly”, so I decided to give some advice to those men who love exercising and be on shape too. Because boys, I will tell you a secret… Women like men who look after themselves. So, stop being lazy and start working out! Here you go some workouts for men who want to look amazing this summer that I wrote for JLL Fitness.

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7 minute workout tried and tested

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So yesterday I posted about how some science nerds have said that the 7 minute workout, below, is just as effective as a weights session or a long run. Well, I gave it a go today and have to say that I really wasn’t impressed and after I had finished I felt like I hadn’t worked out properly.

Now I did exert myself fully doing the 7 minute workout and even tried it twice with a 20 minute cardio warm up but was just left feeling unsatisfied. Sure I did break out in a  sweat but it just wasn’t testing enough for me. I think it largely depends on your level of fitness also. Now I like to think my fitness level is medium-high so for me this workout didn’t push me enough. I would much prefer a weights session and a longer time spent at the gym. I’m sorry…

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