Strawberry Spinach Smoothie

Ingredients:

  • 10 oz coconut water

  • 2 large handfuls of organic spinach

  • 1/2 cup organic strawberries

  • 1 tsp chia seeds

  • 1 tsp coconut oil

  • 1 scoop protein powder (Garden of Life raw protein is my current favorite)

Directions:

  1. Blend and Enjoy!


My Favorite Post-Run Smoothie

My Favorite Post-Run Smoothie | Lean and Green Body® Blog

Marathon training has been an experience of trial and error.

I've had to learn some lessons the hard way (wear longer socks to reduce blisters; avoid the area of the neighborhood with the bear; drink electrolytes before, during, and after the run; funny podcasts will lighten up the hard miles). One of my favorite moments of training happened just last week, when someone pulled over and asked if I was okay because I looked like I was going to "pass out." I laughed out loud. I guess 12 miles looked as painful as it felt that day. It was hot and I woke up late to run. Since then, I start my especially long runs before the sun rises.

Other lessons weren't as hard to learn. My post-run smoothie fell into this category. It came to me during a distance run. My body craved something sweet and hydrating. I needed fuel to recover well and build up what was broken down during exercise. I made it a priority to include spinach to add iron and vitamins to the mix. I wasn't sure how this would taste at first, but the result was incredible. It's exactly what I need after running a long distance in the Florida heat. This smoothie is creamy, light, and delicious. I love to drink it while foam rolling and static stretching.

Ingredients:

  • 1 banana

  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk

  • 2 tsp all natural peanut butter

  • 1 big handful of spinach

  • 1 scoop Garden of Life Vanilla protein powder

  • 1 tsp chia seeds

  • 3-5 ice cubes

  • (For extra carbs, you can add 1/4 cup rolled oats)

Directions:

  1. Blend and enjoy!


Bikini ready just in time for summer

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Summer is just around the corner! 

Beaches, BBQ’s, and Bikinis…. 

Are you ready for some summer fun? 

Here are some quick tips and tricks to get you summer ready in no time!

  1. Cut the junk food. Finals are over, the snow has finally stopped, and the sun is here to stay! Eliminate all processed foods….you heard me. Anything in a box or bag will have to go. Nourish your body with wholesome, real food. Think watermelon, apples, almond butter, and warm summer salads. 
  2. Add in our Triple Play morning routine daily
  3. Add in one smoothie per day! Check out a few of our most popular smoothies here…
  4. Move your body every day! Check out some of our free workouts here…

For more tips and tricks on how to get summer ready fast contact Jennifer at jennifer@leanandgreenbody.com and follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

Peanut Butter & Chocolate Smoothie

PB + Chocolate Smoothie | Lean and Green Body® Blog

Getting bored with the same old breakfast smoothie? It's time to change it up.

Check out our new peanut butter & chocolate smoothie packed with protein, fat, fiber, and greens! 

This smoothie will keep you full for hours and will surely satisfy that chocolate craving!

Ingredients:

  • 10 oz organic unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 TBSP organic raw peanut butter
  • 1 TBSP chia seeds
  • 1 TBSP cacao powder
  • 1 scoop Garden of Life raw protein
  • 2 handfuls of spinach

Directions:

  1.  Place all ingredients into your blender.      
  2. Blend until smooth. 
  3. Enjoy!

Blueberry Banana Smoothie

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This is my husband’s favorite breakfast smoothie; packed with protein, fiber, and healthy fats!

Ingredients:

  • 1 small organic banana
  • 1/4 cup organic wild blueberries
  • 1 TBSP organic chia seeds
  • 10 oz unsweetened plain almond milk
  • 1 TBSP organic raw almond butter
  • 1 scoop Garden of Life Raw Protein

Directions

  1. Place all ingredients into your blender until smoothie and enjoy!

St. Patrick's Day Green Smoothie

St. Patrick's Day Green Smoothie | Lean and Green Body® Blog

St. Patrick’s Day is just a few short days away and we are making everything green! Green smoothie, anyone? 

This year, trade your green beer for a green smoothie.  Your body will thank you!

St. Patrick's Day Green Smoothie | Lean and Green Body® Blog

St. Patrick’s Day Green Smoothie

Ingredients:

  • 8 oz unsweetened almond milk (or milk of your choice)
  • 1 scoop of vanilla protein powder (we love Garden of Life Raw Protein
  • 2 cups of raw organic spinach
  • 1/2 of a raw avocado
  • 2 drops of peppermint oil (we like Young Living Peppermint Vitality)
    • * not all peppermint oil is to be ingested, read your bottle carefully

Directions:

  1. Add 4 ice cubes, blend & enjoy!