My new obsession…….

is adding coconut water to my smoothies!  Move over almond milk it’s all about the coconut water this season.

And I’m gonna go out on the limb by saying this but I think I have my new go-to smoothie recipe.

The strong tastes of coconut + the fruity flavors + tons of protein =  perfect drink for breakfast, lunch, post-workout, on a hot summer day, or you could add some alchi and make an tasty healthy cocktail 😉

Super Easy Summertime Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1 cup coconut water
  • 1 1/2 cup frozen fruit (I used a mixed bag full of pineapple, peaches, strawberries, and mango)*
  • 1/2 cup fresh strawberries*
  • 1 tablespoon ground flax seeds
  • 1 scoop vanilla whey protein powder
  • 1 handful fresh spinach

*I added 1 1/2 cups frozen fruit plus some fresh strawberries but you could use either fresh or frozen fruit.  If it’s all fresh fruit, just make sure to add some ice cubes in the blender.

Directions

Add all the ingredients to the blender, pour into a glass, and enjoy! 

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On a separate note, if you’re looking for a great at-home workout, here’s a good one that I found on Pinterest.  This workout has you going from one move to the next so you never get bored.  And it’s nice already having a workout planned so you can mindlessly complete each move while also watching TV.  I did this workout yesterday and included 20 minutes of running outside and then completed 2 rounds of the workout. 

Done and done.

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What’s your new obsession?

Anyone else lovin’ coconut water in their smoothies?

Time to train for the half of Quincy!

This morning I made a healthy smoothie/juice for breakfast.  But unlike most days when I prepare a smoothie, today I actually switched it up and added an avocado to the mix and it made everything so creamy and delicious!!  Why haven’t I thought of this before?

JT’s Berry Good Smoothie

In the mix:

  • 1 1/2 cups coconut water
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen fruit (I used raspberries and strawberries)
  • 1 cup spinach 
  • 1/4 avocado
  • 2 tablespoons ground flax seeds 

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Half Marathon

OK, let’s talk about my half marathon training.  Or shall I say my lack of half marathon training.  Ever since the race was postponed back in early March I just haven’t been as dedicated to a training program and sadly I haven’t been trying to get faster.  As of today I have 32 days to figure my sh*t out!!     

So how will I do this?  I should say I’m going workout 6 days a week but realistically that’s not going to happen so instead I’ll adopt a training plan that will work for me.  I travel for work, I’m moving, and I have sort of a life so my goal is to find time for 4 quality workouts a week. 

Here’s the plan for this week:

  • Monday: rest
  • Tuesday: run 5 miles
  • Wednesday: long run (9 miles)
  • Thursday: cross-train (15 min’s elliptical, 15 min’s stairmaster, weights)
  • Friday: speed workout

  • Saturday: rest (Moving Day!)
  • Sunday: rest (unpacking/shopping for house/drinking day!)

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What’s your workout today?

Are you training for a race?  Which one?

 

Saturday.

Hello, hello!  Since I was in Belgium the past week and will be moving into our NEW HOUSE in less than a week, I was up bright n’ early trying to check things off my to-do-list.

First up, actually writing out my to-do-list.  

 I also caught up on the last episode of RHBH (I’m obsessed) and tried out the green juice from Blue Print.  It was actually pretty good. 🙂 The rest of the morning was spent running errands with Mike and by 2ish I was finally able to lace up my ‘sneaks and hit the streets for a much-needed run.

I headed out towards Castle Island and then looped back around the water.  The plan was to go for a long 8-9 mile run but I wasn’t feein’ it so instead completed a quick 4 miler.  

Even with the beautiful weather, I just wasn’t in the mood to run….  I guess I’ll attempt another long run later this week. 

Around 4 I decided it was time to whip up a Wine Smoothie.  And yes, it’s as awesome as it sounds!!!  I found the recipe on this blog and have been meaning to make it for a couple of weeks now.  Since the weather was gorgeous and I needed to squeeze in some fruit for the day, why not make it today?

In the mix: 1 cup of frozen smoothie mix and 1 cup of white wine.  Blend and enjoy! 🙂

Seriously, this drink is da bomb!

OK, time to get ready for dinner w/ Mike in the South End…   Have a good night everyone!  And Happy Easter!