Killer Washboard Ab Workout & Sweet Broccoli Smoothie (YUMMM!!)

My Double Feature continues with 2 killer routines from Mike Chang (Six Pack Shortcuts).  We start with a functional cardio workout, and then really focus on blasting the abs in the second.  It’s the prefect combo since killer abs are pointless if covered with killer flab.

Functional Cardio Workout

Brutal Cardio Ab Routine

Mmm, Broccoli!!!!  No one’s ever said that, but that’s about to change :).  I found this great recipe on Tasty-Yummies.com for a Banana Broccoli Smoothie, and then I tweaked it my liking with some almonds and pitted dates for extra sweetness.  Check it out.

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1 Cup Broccoli Florets

1 Handful Raw Almonds

3 Pitted Dates

1/2 Teaspoon Cinnamon

1 Tablespoon Raw Honey

Food Key

– Bananas: vitamin B6 and potassium

– Broccoli: vitamins C & A, potassium, folic acid, magnesium, iron, beta-carotenes and phosphorus (STACKED!!)

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

– Dates: fiber, magnesium, potassium, and antioxidants

– Cinnamon: fiber, calcium, good for digestion

– Honey: less calories than sugar, source of good carbs for strength and energy, good for digestion

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Green Monster Smoothie

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1 Cup Kale

1 Cup Chopped Celery

1 Inch Piece of Ginger

Juice from 1/2 a Lime

1 Green Apple

1/4 Cup Sliced Cucumbers

1 Cup Water

Food Key

– Kale: vitamins, A, B6 &C, potassium, copper, folic acid, calcium, iron, thiamine, riboflavin, niacin and zinc (MEGA-STACKED!!)

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

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

– Limes: vitamin C, antioxidants, calcium, folate, citric acid and hesperidin (lowers cholesterol)

– Apples: potassium, vitamin C and pectin (helps control cholesterol and blood sugar)

– Cucumber: vitamins K, C ,B1 & B5, copper, potassium, magnesium & biotin

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