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…

View original post 93 more words

Simple Fit Meal: Sushi Bowl

Just Simply Fit

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

View original post

Easy Ways to Add Greens in Your Daily Meal

Image

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…

View original post 133 more words

Superfoods: Spinach

Daisycandle

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…

View original post 31 more words

SUMMER CRUNCH !!!

FITNESS ON TOAST.com

Fitness On Toast Faya Girl Blog Healthy Recipe Juice Magic Bullet Smoothie Smoothe Fruit Vegetable Blend Quick Easy Health NutriBullet 900 series Tasty Yummy Juices Diet Vitamins MineralsGAP

After last weekend’s “warm-wave” in London, our tame version of what everyone else calls summer is here, and what better way to enjoy the occasional sunshine than with a crisp, fresh and yummy juice?! This short post highlights one of my favourite juice recipes, the ‘Summer Crunch’ using spinach, raspberries, blueberries, cucumber and lime. A delicious and nutritious hit that’s quick and easy to throw together! Read it HERE

View original post 341 more words

Do you need different shoes for training?

woman running on a treadmill workout

Sometimes we forget about the kind of trainers we should wear when we exercise, and that is a very important matter. Frequently, we are guided for big brands and their own products which are great, but they are not always suitable for the sport we practise, or the type of feet we have. The wrong pair of shoes can injure your feet. This post may help you to decide what trainers are more suitable for you depending on the exercise you do. However, do not forget to pop in one of the footwear specialized stores where their trained staff can help you identify the right shoe for you.For jogging or runningFor those who prefer running, they should use a specialized shoe designed to protect your joints while you run. So good shock absorption is what you need to look at. On the market you can find two different types of outsole that provides traction and flexibility.Carbon rubber: most running shoe outsoles are made of this compound which last longer. It is heavy and rigid, but offers more stability to the foot.Blown rubber: running shoes made with this compound are lighter, softer and more flexible. It provides a better protection to your joints thanks to its air-injected rubber. Blown rubber shoes are popular for aerobics.

via Do you know that different sports need different shoes? | JLL Fitness.