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Kale Beet Drink

Are you healthy but having a lazy moment for dinner? Here’s some help.

What did I Put In It?

  • Almond Milk
  • 1/2 of Banana
  • Handful of Grapes
  • Leaf of Kale
  • ¼ of a small beet
  • 1/8 Cucumber
  • Frozen Mixed Fruit: Pineapple/Mango/Papaya

For starters, I do not have precise measurements when it comes to making a drink because it’s all subjective. If you want a thinner (juicer) drink then had more of your liquid. I use coconut water or milk or usually I add water when necessary, however, I like a thicker consistency smoothie so I use about a quarter cup of liquid. Your decision!

I finished my detox about a week before Easter, ever since I finished whenever I eat a heavy dinner my tummy hurts all night && I’m very sad about this. Therefore, I have to eat a fairly light dinner. On this particular night I had a heavy lunch+snacks, then didn’t get home until about 7:30. Nothing was made and I shooo nuff wasn’t about to hop in the kitchen and cook, so I opted for a drink as my dinner. It did the trick.   The drink itself is so SO red because of the beet. The beet has such a powerful color and taste. Personally I looove beets so I like the flavor in the drink, it’s an acquired taste so try it and add it to your life. Beets are extremely healthy.

Questions? Holla at me!

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Post Run Breakfast

This morning I finally met up with Black Girls Run: Philly.

To be honest, about 2/3 from being done I said eff this, I don’t know who I thought I was, but I for SURE ain’t no  runner. By the time I finished silently cursing myself && BGR out I looked up had one hill left ( I can do a hills no problem)  then  it was over. 3 miles. Just like that. And I felt great. And I wanted to do more. And I was so happy I came out. The ladies were so awesome and supportive because, I’m not gonna lie, I needed to walk for about 200 meters, somebody walked with me and then encouraged me to keep going.

I was happy I went. It wasn’t bad at all. I jogged almost all of it. I plan on going back && doing it some more as much as I can. Maybe I’ll even enter a 5K or something.

When I got home I had a smoothie & a thin bagel. RECOVERY MEAL!!!!!!!

Smoothie:

  • Pineapple/Coconut Juice
  • Water
  • Fresh Banana
  • Frozen Mango & Pineapple Chunks
  • Frozen Peach Slices
  • Ice Cubes

Things That I forgot to put in my smoothie that I will next time:

  • Vanilla Protein powder
  • [Liquid] Chlorophyll

Chlorophyll will make your drink dark green, but it won’t alter the taste, well at least last time I did it the drink tasted the exact same. Chlorophyll has so many health benefits, for starters it keeps your red blood cells clean and stocked up. Here’s a link that explains more about the benefits.  Just trust me. Adding this is good.

The thin bagel has 100 calories as opposed to the regular bready bagels. Yes I love the other bagels too, but these are a much healthier alternative.

This is my recovery meal I wanted to share. The fruit in the smoothie plus the bagel was good,  when I add the protein it’ll be perfect. Add strawberries, blueberries or any other fruit, I just didn’t have any shopping tomorrow!!

What do you do for recovery meals? Share them!

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Morning Kick Smoothie

I’m on this whole “Jordan stop eating sugar” kick which means no waffles, no bagels, no honey nut cheerios for a while… and I just adore breakfast but I’m okay with that.  I have accepted it. I would really like my face to clear so I have to pinpoint why it’s breaking out. Is it the sugar? Dairy? Stress? Pasta? I’ll find out!

So for breakfast I’ve been making smoothies 2-3 times a week. This was Friday’s Smoothie which I absolutely loved!

  • Apple Juice
  • Fresh Mango/Grapes/Strawberries/banana
  • Frozen Pineapples/Peaches
  • 3-4 Ice Cube
  • 3/4-1 leaf of kale (greens)
  • water
  • Whey protein (optional)
  • about a tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Let me explain: I hadn’t planned to put this up which is why there are no portion sizes! and I didn’t have fresh pineapple or peaches which is why I used my frozen fruit. BUT by all means use fresh fruit! I’m not a huge berry lover hence…no black or raspberries. I’ll redo and measure everything carefully…I guess for yall I will.

Kale is SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO beneficial. The nutrients provided in kale are plentiful [ another day I’ll discuss all things positive about these little  green curly leaves.]  The only negative thing I would say about using kale is that the whole drink would turn green..but get over it and juice the little leaf.

Focus on the positives: you’ll be getting a couple of servings of fruits early in the AM, you’ll feel great && it’s a healthy breakfast easy to take on the go.

I actually don’t know why I put the protein as optional…every single ingredient in this smoothie is optional. The whey can help if you are working out and need a post-work out snack.  You can add stuff, take away stuff.. ..

…Explore. Create. Be healthy. and oh yea..share your recipes!

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-Get There.

It was too good and this container is just awesome.