So... with working out has also come eating healthy. I have quickly realized that any kind of cardio workout is MUCH easier without a couple of diet cokes in your belly as well as fried foods, heavy starches, etc. Therefore I have become OBSESSED with Smoothies!!! I have never been a big fruit eater, I think because of the hassle maybe? -Like peeling an orange, slicing an apple, washing the strawberries? Haha I don't know, I've just never craved it. But throw it in a blender with some peanut butter and yogurt and you better believe I want it everyday!!!!! My favorite smoothie is "The Elvez" smoothie from Whole Foods. Rob introduced me and I am hooked. After paying a total of 12 dollars for 2 smoothies, I decided I should start making my own.
Thanks to Neill (Maggies precious mother), Maggie got THIS for Christmas:
I mean, it is the most legit thing ever. You put all your ingredients in a cup, put the blade on top, flip it upside down, put it on the blender, and VOILA you have a smoothie, ready to go! Some of you may be thinking, DUH LEAH, It's a Blender, that's what you do. But hey, this is all new to me, I've used a blender MAYBE 10 other times in my life! So... the other great thing about a smoothie, is that you can put ANYTHING in it! Whatever you've got, OJ, Peanut Butter, icecream/frozen yogurt, Nutella, Bananas, strawberries, apples, grapefruit, heck, maggie uses fruitcups! It's pretty legit. Just whatever feels good to you! And there you have it, my 2 newest life changes- working out (with Rob- kinda makes 3 changes) and smoothies!
Feeling good and counting on you to hold me accountable!
"The Elvez" Recipe:
2 spoonfuls of peanut butter
2 spoonfuls of vanilla yogurt
a little bit of ice
a couple dashes of Apple Juice