Healthy eating is part of my new lifestyle since starting my fitness challenge a couple months ago. I would say that 70% of my battle to getting the body that I wanted and feeling good about myself had to do with my diet and what I was putting in my body. As a mom and business woman on the go I reach for anything processed and packaged. The Starbucks Drive-thru would see me almost every day. Not only is that unhealthy, but my wallet was burning a hole.
Smoothies are the perfect way to start a day. They are faster than Starbucks, cheaper and healthier. This recipe that AVE Styles intern, Alyssa Hodson, created has become a new favorite of mine. It incorporates protein and greens without a yucky, earthy taste.
Green Blueberry Banana Smoothie
(Yields 2 servings)
1/2 c blueberries
1 banana (frozen)
2 handfuls of spinach (about 2-3 cups)
1 1/4 c almond milk
2 Tbsp of peanut butter
1/4 tsp cinnamon
Place all ingredients in blender. Blend until smooth and serve.
Photos by Alyssa Hodson. Shirt from Le Tote.