Banana, Date & Broccoli Protein Smoothie and Quick Yoga Routine

GUESS WHO’S BACK!? Hey there everyone, sorry for the long gap in between posts. Being a new parent is a 24 hour/day job. Who knew, lol?  I’ve been more of the diaper operator for the last couple of months, but I have managed to get my smoothie on in between diaper changes and crying fits. You don’t hear about many smoothies with broccoli in them, and that’s a shame. Broccoli is super healthy and can be delicious when mixed withe right ingredients. I still don’t have much time to workout, so I keep my eyes out for great, quick routines to add to my rotation. The yoga practice below from Sean Vigue is excellent and moderately difficult, so you really maximize your ten minutes. Try the smoothie and the workout and let me know what you think.

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1 Chopped Banana

1 Cup Broccoli Florets

1 Pitted Date

1 Handful Raw Almonds

1/4 Cup Steel Cut Organic Oats

1 Scoop Soy-Free Vegetable Protein Powder

1 Cup Almond Milk

FOOD KEY

– Bananas: vitamin B6 and potassium

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

– Dates: fiber, magnesium, potassium, and antioxidants

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

– Oats: fiber and protein

10 Minute Total Body Yoga Routine

Sweet Green Broccoli Banana Smoothie

Broccoli Smoothie…sounds delicious, I know.  Seriously, though..mix a bunch of broccoli florets with some almond milk, bananas, almonds and most importantly some pitted dates, and you have yourself a surprisingly awesome smoothie.  The dates add just the right amount amount of sweetness to bring the bananas and broccoli together and almonds just hook any smoothie up (and among the healthiest of nuts).  Check it out.

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 1 Cup Broccoli Florets

1 Sliced Banana

1 Handful Raw Almonds

4 Pitted Dates

1 Cup Vanilla Almond Milk

Food Key

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

– Bananas: vitamin B6 and potassium

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

– Dates: fiber, magnesium, potassium, and antioxidants