Thirsty Thursday Post-HIIT Workout Smoothie

Tirsty Thursday Post-HIIT Workout Smoothie

1 Cup Chopped Pineapple

1 Pear

1 Inch Piece of Ginger

1 Cup Chopped Celery

1 Cup Good Ol’ Fashion H20

So refreshing after a quick killer workout that left me a sweaty mess.

High Intensity Interval Training is just the best for getting a nice, quick cardio/bodyweight exercise routine in. Perfect when you don’t have an hour+ to get your fitness groove on.

Food Key

– Pineapples: vitamin C, potassium, magnesium and folic acid

– Pears: fiber, potassium and copper

– Ginger: stimulates digestion, combats flatulence (nice!) and is effective against colds

– Celery: potassium, folic acid and vitamins C & B6

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YogiLatiO…DO IT

Yoga, Pilates and Cardio training all have great health benefits, so why not do them all?  You maybe asking “What about strength training?  Do you even lift, bro?”  Actually I do, but “YogiLiftAlotiO” doesn’t roll of the tongue as nicely.  Not everyone has the money or time to hit the gym or yoga studio everyday, plus the YogiLatiO fitness craze is, well, non-existent right now.  Enter YouTube.  In my quest for the perfect morning exercise routine, I decided to check out YouTube, and found a countless number of great trainers and videos.  My personal favorites include Sadie Nardini, Sean Vigue, FitnessBlender and Mike Chang (Six Pack Shortcuts).  Not only do they provide excellent routines that pretty much anyone can follow, they also offer great nutrition advice and fitness tips.  Since I’m awesome, I have provided the links to their channels below:

Sadie Nardini

Sean Vigue

Fitness Blender

Six Pack Shortcuts

Funky Monkey Hump Day Smoothie

Funky Monkey Hump Day Smoothie

1 Handful (or 2 if you have small hands) Mesclun Greens

1 Banana

1/4 Cup Steel Cut Oats

1/4 Cup Raw Almonds

1 Scoop Soy-Free Veggie Protein

2 Tbsp Raw Cacao Nibs

1 Tbsp Sunflower Seed Butter

1 Cup Vanilla Almond Milk

Food Key

– Mesclun Green: vitamins C & A, calcium and iron

– Banana: vitamin B6 and potassium

– Oats: fiber and protein

– Raw Almonds: magnesium, potassium, phosphorous, riboflavin, copper, niacin and zinc (STACKED!!)

– Cacao: protein, copper, potassium, vitamin B12, fiber and iron (STACKED!!)

– Sunflower Seed Butter: vitamin E and iron