To me, Mondays are my reset days, where I can start over and strive to do better with my workout routine. Today I tried the Apple Shape Workout plan, Day 1, which is called The Apple Shape workout. I definitely need to work on my core as my belly fat is so stubborn. I really enjoyed this plan because it not only focused on strength training but also standing ab exercises. I am going to see how this goes for the month of July. I realize that I do better with workout videos over following a plan where I have to refer to. Also, the gym I went to didn’t have all the equipment I needed making me feel like I wasn’t doing the actual workout. I’m a simple person and I have my free weights and my little area in my living room to workout. Hopefully one day I can have my own gym in my home, but for now I have to work with I have.
I wanted to share my favorite smoothie recipe with you all because smoothies have become part of my daily routine. Green smoothies to be exact. Green because of the spinach. If you’re wondering if it actually tastes good, I’ll tell you that you don’t even taste the spinach. It’s a great way to get your veggies in without having to eat it. For me, it works. It’s kind of like my insurance to getting veggies every day. Also, this smoothie is made from all natural ingredients so I feel good about doing this everyday. I make my smoothie at home, and drink it on my commute to work. I do have a small light breakfast because I don’t always feel super hungry when I wake up. I also have hot green tea to help the digestive system going and get a bit of caffeine. I actually tried a version of this smoothie at Whole Foods and it’s become my favorite because it has greens, fruit and coconut water.
You’ll need (this serves one):
- A blender
- Coconut water (8 oz.)
- Frozen mango (1/2 cup) – my parents have so many mangoes growing on their mango tree, so I get the hookup!
- A handful of spinach
- A banana
Combine all ingredients into a blender and blend until it becomes smoothie like consistency.
I also add a half scoop of Organic Triple Fiber By Renew Life, which has helped my digestion issues. I’ve been using this for a month now and it definitely has done wonders for me. I also like that it is organic – (made with flaxseed, oat bran and acacia) and non-GMO. I also put a half scoop in my orange juice in the evening. For me, this routine has helped my digestion issues a lot so I’ll continue to take it as long as it’s helping!
Here’s the finished product in my shaker cup, which is great for on the go drinking.
For now, this is my go to recipe, but I know there are more out there! Feel free to share your favs!