Workout Wednesdays: New Year, New You
How to detox in 2013
Whoa. It’s almost January. Now is the moment when you realize you’ve been eating glazed ham and fruit cakes for almost a month straight. Don’t panic. I’ve been preparing for your freak out, and I have compiled several detox smoothie recipes from around the Web to help you cleanse your body. These power smoothies are chock full of antioxidant-packed goodies, and they’ll help to increase your energy level. It’s time to kick the holiday season in its proverbial butt.
The Green Machine
First, peel and slice 1 banana, and stick it in the freezer until it has frozen. Then add it to a blender with a tablespoon of peanut butter. Add a half-cup of fat-free vanilla Greek yogurt (like Chobani brand). Finally, add 1 cup of unsweetened Almond Breeze Vanilla milk and 4 handfuls of spinach. Then crank that blender up and enjoy your power smoothie! Spinach is high in fiber and antioxidants. Bonus! (Recipe and photo source: iowagirleats.com.)
The Blue Paradise
Throw the following into a blender: 2 handfuls of spinach, ½ cup skim milk, ½ cup unsweetened pineapple juice, ½ cup frozen pineapple chunks, 1 cup blueberries, and ½ cup plain Greek yogurt (0% fat). Blueberries actually have the highest antioxidant capacity of all fresh fruit. Huzzah! (Recipe and photo source: skinnyms.com.)
The Wake-Up Smoothie
Take 1 ¼ cups of strawberries, ½ cup of low-fat plain yogurt, 1 banana, 1 ¼ cups of orange juice, and 1 tablespoon of Splenda and add them to a blender. And voila! Orange juice and strawberries are both great sources of Vitamin C, making this smoothie an immune-system booster.
Now that your body is cleansed and detoxed, don’t forget to treat it right with regular exercise. For workouts you can do anywhere, check out theworkoutgirl.com.
Posted on January 2, 2013 in Fitness