Workout Wednesdays: New Year, New You
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.