Ginger Pineapple Smoothie

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I’ve realized spring is late this year but the spirit of spring is still in my heart!! So,I have been trying some tropical recipes to fight the winter blues and keep the workouts flowing even with the cold and grey days. In my tropical list the first place belongs to PINEAPPLE then bananas, coconut milk, coconut flakes, ginger, mangoes, and greens such as spinach and kale (for smoothies).

In an attempt to avoid catching a cold I decided to add more ginger to our daily juices/smoothies and I found the perfect recipe for it, before I will share some tips to get rid of those ugly colds:

TIP 1 : Drink green tea and lots of water

TIP 2: Drink a cup of water with 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar every 3 hours ( to keep your ph alkaline)

TIP3: Morning booster! Hot water with honey, lemon and grated ginger. ( I also like to add some cayenne pepper! )

TIP 4: Hot bath (keep yourself hydrated before, during and after the bath)

TIP 5 : Get some miso and  add some ginger and lemon, if your nose is blocked and you like spicy taste add some sriracha!

OK! Now lets go to the main recipe…

INGREDIENTS:

1  1/2 Diced fresh pineapple (can be frozen)

1 Banana

1 tbsp. grated fresh ginger

1 cup almond milk (or coconut milk, I like to put half & half)

INSTRUCTIONS:

Blend all the ingredients together (in a blender!) until smooth and enjoy !

 

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“Give me fuel” Banana Oatmeal

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Today we had the first snowstorm, a little reminder that winter is here to stay until next year. Mornings are cold and dark, I guess the best way to start a winter day is with a nice bowl of hot oatmeal. I will confess that I wasn’t attracted to oatmeal because of the way was made at home with regular milk and without fruits, I don’t drink milk since a loooong while ago so eating it was not an option; fortunately I found a blog ( ohsheglows.com ) that opened my eyes to a new way to prepare this healthy breakfast, no only with bananas, but with apples, carrots and pumpkin. Since then our mornings are full of flavor and fuel to start the day and workout like a champion!

I’m not brave enough to go running out in the snow but indoor body-weight workouts work perfectly to keep the body moving and avoid winter blues, high intensity interval training (HIIT) are also great for a challenging sweaty session. This breakfast gives you all you need, so no excuses to skip workout today!

Today’s workout was a total of 600 reps :

60 half burpee jump, 60 push ups, 60 jump lunges, 60 one-leg dead lifts (30 each leg), 60 crunches, 60 squats, 60 leg assisted dips, 60 backward lunge + jump up (30 each leg), 60 chest lift (belly on the floor ), 60 over the chair kicks (30 each leg).

Banana Oatmeal

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup regular oats
  • 3 cups Almond Milk
  • 3 tbsp chia seeds
  • 3 ripe banana, mashed into oats
  • 1  1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  •  1 tbsp peanut butter
  • 1  1/2 tsp cinnamon

Directions:

Whisk all ingredients in a pot over medium heat. Whisk well until combined. Stir constantly for about 10 minutes until thickened.
You can use different toppings, we love walnuts and a little bit of maple syrup.

Recipe adapted from: http://ohsheglows.com/2011/02/10/how-to-make-a-light-reflector-in-1-minute-flat/