Happy Monday you guys! This weekend was our first full weekend back at home since August. It is crazy how fast September flew by and how we haven’t had a low key weekend in what seems like forever. It was nice to be home and finally get our lives back to normal after a busy summer. I have been on a “fall kick” lately and was excited to add in a few festive candles and decor to our apartment. It is my favorite time of year after all because I get to feel like a little kid again.
Ever since we got back from Italy, I have been so anxious to start cooking more at home and get back on the same healthy routine I had pre-honeymoon. I don’t think I’ll be eating pasta or pizza for a while ha! I did a pretty good job the two months leading up to my wedding by both working out and eating well. It seriously feels great to good for my body which ends up having a positive impact on my mind. I run 4 times a week (3 miles) and lift 3 days a week (1 day for legs, 1 day for arms, and 1 day for full body).
When it comes to food I try to eat as much protein, veggies, fruits, and healthier carbs as I can to keep my body full and satisfied. I mainly try to eliminate as much processed food as possible because I feel like it makes me tired, grumpy, and less energetic. Vegetables have always been the one food group that has been harder for me to eat ever since I was a little girl. So I have been relying on a variety of yummy smoothies and juices that are jam packed with healthy greens and the right amount of fruit in order to offset the taste.
This smoothie recipee is a total guess from one of my favorite smoothies at South Block in Georgetown but I love it! My recipe will make a decent amount of smoothie and is really meant to be enough for a meal. I use a lot of banana because I love bananas but if you prefer a certain ingredient more than banana – you can totally adjust the recipe as you wish. My thought is that smoothie recipes can be easily tweaked to your preferences as long as you have a good mix of fruits and veggies that compliment each other. This is great for a post workout meal on the weekends or as a hearty snack on the go! PS: I made this with my Magic Bullet.
2 cups shredded Kale
2 cups baby spinach
3/4 cup of fresh pineapple juice (I used R.W Knudsen’s Organic Pineapple Juice from Whole Foods)
1 cup of mango (cut it up in little chunks)
2 frozen bananas (this is important if you want to achieve a thicker consistency)
That’s all! As mentioned, I have been on a cooking spree lately so I plan to post any favorite recipes I find – especially some fall ones! Let me know if you want to see anything specific! Have a great week friends!