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Green Smoothie Tips

July 18, 2016

Green Smoothie Quick Tips

Hey everyone! I have received a ton of requests in the last few weeks for smoothie recipes…so I wanted to share some quick tips with everyone…and you can always click on the Green Smoothie Tab at the top of the page for more information on these delicious treats!

 

 

One of my favorite green smoothie sites is: http://simplegreensmoothies.com/

 

 

Here are some great tips to get you going!

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For more delicious green smoothie concoctions, check out the links below.

  

http://theactivefam.com/green-smoothies/#sthash.2GvTPztp.dpbs

 http://theactivefam.com/runners-smoothie/#sthash.0aDYrdWI.dpbs

 http://theactivefam.com/2015/07/#sthash.rDFCKUKP.dpbs

 

Mango Pear Green Smoothie

March 5, 2016

Mango Pear Green Smoothie

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If you are like me and LOVE your green smoothies here is a recipe for mango pear green smoothie, that is absolutely delicious. I like to always mix it up and try new smoothies, so I don’t get bored and this is one of my new favorites. This smoothie is packed full of nutrition, including about 14 grams of protein; no wonder it makes for such a great pre-run (or post-run) meal!

Mango Pear Green Smoothie

  • 1-2 cups spinach (I use fresh spinach – which I have previously frozen)
  • 1 cup coconut water (coconut milk)
  • ½ avocado
  • ½ cup mango (I use frozen)
  • 1 pear cored
  • 2 tbs hemp hearts

 Blend the spinach and coconut water until smooth. Add in remaining items, blend well and enjoy!

 

www.simplegreensmoothies.com

Delicious!

What’s your favorite green smoothie recipe?

 

Happy Blending!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Clean Eats!

August 10, 2015

Clean Eats!

 

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This was my lunch today – and probably a few more days this week 🙂 Yes it’s that good!!!

 

  • Baked Chicken Breast – I seasoned with a pinch of sea salt and cracked pepper.
  • Pinto Beans – Soak and cook in the crock pot (so easy)
  • Homemade Pico
  • Mix the beans, chicken and pico together
  • Scoop onto the lettuce. I used Romaine Lettuce Hearts but any kind of lettuce would work.

 

One thing we can all agree on, is that life is busy! You are working 70+ hours, the kids have practice,  the kids have games, doctor appointment, bible study, dentist appts…etc, etc…etc.

 

I get it! LIFE IS BUSY! 🙂

Since we know this, why don’t we just:

  1. Accept it
  2. Except it
  3. Plan for it

And while you may or may not have several hours on the weekend to meal prep for the entire week for each and every meal…that’s ok. Start with simple solutions that will keep you eating clean, healthy meals that you enjoy! The key word is ENJOY. DON’T eat plain chicken and broccoli every night either. Remember, we need a variety of foods and the goal is to have a lifestyle change, so find ways to make the foods you like. And if you need help, just ask!  

 

Click the link below for ideas to help keep your body properly nourished.

http://theactivefam.com/wellness-wednesday/#sthash.bNTP94oV.dpbs

 

One way to plan for the chaos it to keep a few simple staples on hand and ready to serve. I try to keep a few staples made each week to pull out in a rush – but I also like to mix it up and switch out my weekly staples.

This week my staples are homemade pico (my husband makes the best) and pinto beans. Both are so easy and simple to make. I use the pico on my eggs, blue corn chips, veggies and the above pictured chicken lettuce wraps.  You can pair the beans with chips, chicken, fish, pico and or veggies (I smash the beans add some pico – YUM) Both items make for fast and delicious meals and/or snacks.

 

What are your favorite staples?

 

Share your favorite ways to eat pico and/or pinto beans!

 

Happy Monday!