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Wednesday, May 29, 2013
I didn't always love working out. After Mike and I got engaged, I started working out every day to get in shape for our wedding. I ate well and felt great. When we got married, I was at what I believe to be my lowest weight as an adult. Then we got married, and I started eating as much as Mike, and the pounds started packing on. I wasn't exercising as much because I didn't have the motivation of my wedding!
After a hard workout, I'd often come home and make what I call a power smoothie. It's called power because it has blueberries (high in antioxidants), kale (a superfood), and flax seed (a wonder food) in it. It tastes great, and I found it to be a great recovery drink after a workout. Sometimes I'd even add a scoop of protein powder to the mix for more staying power.
I made one of these for Mike after we worked out together. I didn't tell him that it had kale in it until after he finished drinking (and enjoying) the smoothie. Then I told him it was really a green smoothie and he wasn't too impressed! He told me to never hide healthy stuff in his food again. Ha! That's one request I don't think I'll be following ;)
1 cup frozen blueberries
1 small handful spinach or kale
1 frozen banana
1 Tablespoon ground flax seed
1/2 cup yogurt
Blend ingredients together in your blender until smooth. Serve immediately.