2 handfuls Baby Spinach
1 handful Cilantro
½ Apple (any kind)
5 large Strawberries (with stem)
1 tsp. Honey
1 cup 100% Orange Juice
2 cup Milk (any kind)
Add the baby spinach, cilantro into the blender. Then, add all your fruits. Lastly, add your liquids. Blend. Add ice, if you desire. Enjoy! ☺
The reason why I wanted to share this smoothie with you guys is because I've set a short term goal for myself to help with my weightloss. I'll be doing Color Vibe 5K Run in exactly 2 months with my boyfriend & some of our friends. I'm very excited but also rather apprehensive about it since I'm not exactly in the best shape. Since the move, I haven't been very consistent with my healthy eating or my exercising. So, this is the perfect excuse to restart my workouts and eating better again...
Please, don't think this is a "weightloss" smoothie. It is not! The reason why I drink it in the morning is because it has tons of vitamins, minerals, and all sorts of good stuff that help my fruit and veggie intake + gives me lots of energy that doesn't make me crash like other stuff I've taken before; however, it is packed with milk (we use 'whole' around here), fruit sugar & honey (non weight-losing ingredients per se). Also, I suffer from anemia (deficiency of red blood cells). The large amount of baby spinach helps my anemia and alleviates my "monthly issues" because of its rich iron content. I'm not a huge red meat eater, so this is the next best thing for me. Also, cilantro and apples are great detoxifiers and possess powerful antioxidants & anticarcinogens. I make sure to make enough smoothie every morning for myself and my 2 little ones.
I hope you found this blog post helpful. I know this is a little out of the norm for me, but decided to post it since beauty truly begins from the inside. Like Drake said, "Beauty isn't about having a pretty face. It's about having a pretty mind, a pretty heart, and a pretty soul*" ...and a pretty healthy body that will last you a long time too...
Until next time...
P.S.: Oh yeah, I forgot to mention...I have a 2nd Instagram account dedicated exclusively to my attempting to lose weight. It's still in it's baby stages & I'm not a personal trainer, physician or even a health nut. I'm just trying to track down my progress. If you're interested, my username for that account is @lizzyloseslbs
* Yes, I quoted Drake.