Hi friends! I am so excited about today’s post because I am kicking off a week of wellness posts! Today we start with a smoothie recipe and I’ll be back all week with tips and ideas on how I am staying motivated to live a healthier lifestyle. If this is not your jam, just check back next week because we will back to regular scheduled programming. But if you have lost momentum on your fitness goals after the New Year’s resolution, my hope is that these posts will help spark something for you! Spring break is coming and I see you too summer!
My week days can pretty much be summed up by one word. CARPOOL. I used to not really understand the whole I-am-a-mom-taxi joke, but boy do I get it now! Between both boys I usually drive to and from their schools four times a day. This time in the car does not include baseball, soccer, golf, swim lessons…you get the picture. We are ON THE GO! And I know I am not alone. I know so many of you could also put Uber Driver on your Mom-Resume because we are professional chauffeurs. And being on the go means I need quick and easy snacks for the car. So most afternoons, I “treat” myself to this yummy smoothie recipe for the carpool ride.
Ah, it’s the little things in life y’all! 🙂
Since the holidays, I have been super motivated to feel healthy. I have been incorporating lots of “little changes” in my days and lifestyle. While I am not on any extreme diets or crazy workout regiments, I have shifted my thinking to approach it as a CUMULATIVE EFFORT. In the past- I have tried the “all in” diets and within days I am “all out”. But it doesn’t have to be all or nothing and chipping away really does make a difference! Whether it’s just 20 minutes on the treadmill, 2 minutes of planking, and saying no to dessert- it really does add up over time.
One of my “little changes” I have made this year is drinking this smoothie in the afternoons between lunch and dinner. I find that it is the perfect snack to hold me over and get me through the afternoon slump.
I can even get my little one to suck it down! In my book, that is a WIN and I will rinse and repeat all day every day!
- 2 Frozen Bananas***
- 1 cup Almond Milk (I get Unsweetened Vanilla)
- 1 Large Spoonful of Almond Butter (I get mine at Trader Joe’s)
- 1/2-1 Scoop of Chocolate Protein Powder
***For my frozen bananas, I freeze my over ripe bananas in a zip-lock bag. I just peel the bananas before I freeze them and always have a stash ready to go.
I’ve tried it with a full scoop of protein powder but depending on the brand I’m using, a full scoop can be too sweet for me. (The exception to this is the Juice Plus Chocolate Protein Powder!) Honestly, I am still researching different Protein Powders to better understand my options, but I’ve tried Juice Plus, Trader Joe’s, Costco and Aldi’s. I would love to hear your fave if you have one!
Sometimes I will drop some whole almonds in there as well, and maybe even a half avocado.
What is your favorite smoothie recipe? I would love to hear! Be sure to check back tomorrow for more inspiration for your fitness goals.
In a Healthy State of Mind,