Refreshing Watermelon Banana Strawberry Smoothie & Deep House Yoga Review

Today I decided to add watermelon to my smoothie arsenal of ingredients.  Watermelon is super refreshing and perfect for these warm, humid days that are upon us.  I mixed the melon some frozen bananas and strawberries plus some baby kale for some green lovin’.  I suggest having this smoothie before your morning workout as it will help reduce muscle soreness the next day.  Enjoy.

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2 Cups Pitted Watermelon

1 Sliced Banana (frozen)

1/2 Cup Frozen Strawberries

2 Cups Baby Kale

1/2 Cup Coconut Water

FOOD KEY

– Watermelon: vitamins A, B6 & C, lycopene, antioxidants & amino acids

– Bananas: vitamin B6 and potassium

– Strawberries: vitamins C & B5, potassium, folic acid and magnesium 

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

– Coconut Water: improves digestion and metabolism, supports immune system

Deep House Yoga Review

New York City’s sickest nightclub is Verboten in Williamsburg, BK.  A few times a month, Verboten is also the dopest yoga studio you’ve ever seen.  Willkommen Deep House Yoga lets you bring your ohm to the dance floor.  I finally got the chance to take a class this week and it was as awesome as you’d expect.  Making the experience that much better was that one friend of mine was the instructor, while another actually provided the beats for the class.  The class was equal parts relaxing and challenging (WHOA), and the music was perfect for the setting.  The class is about an hour and is conveniently scheduled after work (7PM and 8:30 PM).  I highly recommend checking it out.

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Mango Banana Cashew Smoothie

I recommend using frozen bananas and mangoes for a cool frosty consistency.  Perfect for these hazy summer days.  Stay cool and enjoy!

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1 Handful Raw Cashews

1 Chopped Frozen Banana

1 Cup Sliced Frozen Mango

1 Cup Mixed Greens (Baby Kale, Spinach & Chard)

1 Cup Vanilla Almond Milk

Food Key

– Cashews: copper, phosphorous, manganese, magnesium, zinc and protein

– Bananas: vitamin B6 and potassium

– Mangoes: vitamins A, B6, C, & E, antioxidants, fiber, magnesium, potassium and copper

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

– Spinach: vitamins A, B1,2,3 &6, C, E & K, manganese, folate, magnesium, iron, copper, calcium, potassium, fiber, phosphorous, zinc, protein and selenium (SUPER STACKED!!)

– Chard: vitamins A, B1,2,3 & 6, C, E & K, magnesium, copper, potassium, iron, fiber, calcium, phosphorous, protein, zinc and selenium (MEGA-STACKED!!)

MacFroYo Cashew Fruit Smoothie

They got the golden arches, we got the golden arcs…

Smoothie - FroYo Maca Cashew

1/2 Sliced Frozen Banana

1/4 Cup Sliced Frozen Cantaloupe

1 Handful Raw Cashews

1 Tablespoon Sun Dried Goji Berries

1/2 of a Fate-Free Vanilla Yogurt

1 Tablespoon Organic Maca Powder

Food Key

– Bananas: vitamin B6 and potassium

– Cantaloupes: vitamins A, B1, B3, B6, C & K, potassium, folate, copper, fiber and magnesium (STACKED!!)

– Cashews: copper, phosphorous, manganese, magnesium, zinc and protein

– Goji Berries: amino acids, fiber, vitamin C, iron, calcium, zinc and selenium (STACKED!!)

– Yogurt: vitmains B2 & B12, protein, calcium, potassium, magnesium and probiotics (good bacteria that boosts the immune system and helps digestion)

– Maca: Vitamins B1, B2, B6, B12, C & E, calcium, zinc, iron, magnesium, phosphorous and amino acids (MEGA- STACKED!!).  Also a libido booster (OH YEAH!!)

They got the Big Mac…

Aloha Pineapple Smoothie

This smoothie reminds me of one of my favorite places on earth, Hawaii.  Nothing beats actually being there, but drinking this can at least bring your mind and taste buds there.  Aloha.

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(Makes 2 Smoothies)

1 Cup Chooped, Frozen Pineapple

2 Cups Chopped Kale

2 Bananas

1 Handful Raw Almonds

2 Cups Coconut Water

Food Key

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

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

– Bananas: vitamin B6 and potassium

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

– Coconut Water: improves digestion and metabolism, supports immune system

Cashew Strawberry Banana Smoothie

Here’s a delicious smoothie I found on All-Smoothie-Recipes.com.  I hadn’t come across many smoothie recipes with cashews, so I was excited to try this out.  The combo of the cashews, strawberries and banana was pretty awesome.  I used a frozen banana instead of ice.  The honey added some extra sweetness and masked the taste of the maca.  WIN.

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1 Banana (frozen)

1/2 Cup Raw Cashews

1 Tablespoon Honey

1/2 Organic Maca Powder

1 Cup Water

Food Key

– Strawberries: vitamins C & B5, potassium, folic acid and magnesium 

– Cashews: copper, phosphorous, manganese, magnesium, zinc and protein

– Bananas: vitamin B6 & potassium

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

– Maca: Vitamins B1, B2, B6, B12, C & E, calcium, zinc, iron, magnesium, phosphorous and amino acids (MEGA- STACKED!!).  Also a libido booster (OH YEAH!!)