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My new favorite post-work out drink!

Not only is this my new fav post work out drink, it is also a quick and easy breakfast, lunch, or 3pm slump pick me up. Why do I love it so much? It is refreshing, easy on my stomach, and if I’ve been sweating like a maniac it replenishes my electrolytes naturally. Yes. Naturally. Unlike the very well advertised Gatorades and Powerades and other “sports” drinks where they love to give you some electrolytes, BUT THEN ALSO ADD artificial flavors so you think it tastes good, artificial dyes to make it look pretty, sometimes artificial sugars so when you go to the nutrition label you can claim “There is no sugar in here,” to all your friends…..but say helloooooo artificial sweetener. Bottom line. Stay away.

So the liquid of this post work out drink—smoothie— is none other than raw, organic coconut water. If you pick a young coconut from a tree and shake it the liquid shaking around in there is coconut water. Once the coconut starts to mature, the less coconut water it will have and the more coconut meat. Coconut water is 95% water and rich in natural vitamins. It is a rich source of electrolytes and natural salts, especially potassium and magnesium.  It contains five electrolytes your body needs. Potassium, sodium, magnesium, phosphorus, and calcium. It is lightly sweet having about 1/5 the amount of sugar of other fruit juices and also contains a little fiber to moderate sugar absorption. Does this mean I drink it all the time? Heck no! Honestly…I hate the taste of coconut water on it’s own. Some people love it—–not me! BUT, I use it as my liquid in some smoothies like this one to help me (and my muscles) after a super sweaty workout or just because it makes some smoothies tastes super delicious.

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My new favorite post-work out drink!
 
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Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • 1 cup raw organic coconut water
  • ½ frozen banana
  • 1-2 cups frozen or fresh organic spinach
  • 1 inch of peeled ginger--more if you want more ZING.
  • 1 tablespoon coconut butter
  • ¼ cup organic raspberries (frozen or fresh)
  • ¼ cup organic frozen blueberries
  • 4 romaine leaves
Instructions
  1. Combine coconut water, frozen banana, and ginger and mix in blender.
  2. Add all remaining ingredients until blended.
  3. Pour into your favorite glass and enjoy.

 

I sometimes will do 1/2 cup Aloe Water and 1/2 cup coconut water depending on my mood. I personally like most of my fruits frozen because I like it icy cold. And more great news…..I had to make this early in the morning and then go to work out and see clients—-about a three hour time frame—so I added some ice cubes and it actually tasted just as good, if not better than if you drink it immediately. That is NOT the case with most smoothies in my experience and I am wayyyyyy picky. And in case you are wondering….I added the berries for a high fiber antioxidant boost, the ginger because it aids in digestion and adds great flavor, the romaine because it has vitamins and is made of mostly water, spinach because it is a nutritional powerhouse, coconut butter because I wanted a healthy fat in there to keep me full if I am drinking it as a meal replacement, and the banana because it is rich in potassium and makes the smoothie taste yummy.

xoxoxo,

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A juice even your kids will like. And it’s purple!

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What’s in here? Three scrubbed beets. One Fuji apple. 1/2 peeled lemon, and 1/2 inch peeled fresh ginger. Easy as can be. If your kids want it a little sweeter, you can add another apple or even some pineapple. If they like tart, add some extra lemon. If they love all that sour candy stuff—YUCK–…drop in some extra ginger for a ZING! And if you are curious, ginger has insane health benefits too. It aids in digestion, has anti-inflammatory properties, and can boost metabolism. We love beets because all of its high antioxidant properties which are cell protectors and it is high in iron too. :))

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BEC loves this juicing book. The recipes are simple and the book is informative. Todays recipe is Roots 3 on page 54.

One more thing about your juice. Don’t be afraid to add some ice cubes. I love my juice super cold so I add a bunch of cubes, pour it in a beautiful wine glass….and OH MY GOSH!

XOXOXO,

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5 Reasons to Drink more Water

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One of the first questions we ask our clients is how much water are you drinking? 90% of the time the answer is, “not enough.” Don’t feel bad, most Americans are not drinking enough water. In fact, 75% of Americans are walking around right now chronically dehydrated. CRAP?! 75% That is scary….

WHY is it important for us to hydrate? I am not talking vitamin water, Gatorade, Coca-Cola zero, tea, coffee, beer, vodka, or any other method of liquid intake on the market. I am talking strait, clean, refreshing water. This is the foundation to new beginnings or enhancing your current clean eating lifestyle.

5 reasons to drink more water.

Are you trying to lose weight? Water suppresses the appetite. Your brain will mistake dehydration for hunger so, when we cannot figure out WHY we are still hungry after that hefty snack or meal, drink more water. Drink water before every meal, coffee, tea, etc. You will start to see that you may actually be dehydrated and not hungry.

Nutrient content. We want to get the best out our vitamins and food. You know that 30 dollar multivitamin you bought last month that you are painstakingly taking every day? You need water to absorb that! You need water assist with every function in your body. You must be hydrated to absorb those nutrients in the body.

Energy! Who does not want more energy? We all look at our 4 year olds and wonder if we will ever have that much energy again… or your super active friend standing next to you, AHEM (tiffany). Nutrients give us energy, therefore dehydration has the opposite effect.. we are D R A G G I N G. I notice that 95% of the time my 3 o’clock slump is from not drinking enough water!

Let’s talk superficial. Who does not want clear skin? You know those chicks with glowing skin? What is their secret? You can put all of the 100 dollar bottles of goop on your face, travel the depths of the sea for sea poop and make a mask, but water is the #1 answer to beautiful skin. We have plenty of tips for your skin and hair but the foundation to everything is w a t e r! So whether you are in the club, rocking out in the car, or on the couch… pop those water bottles.

Flush out those toxins. You read it in Shape Magazine, the nutrition expert on GMA is always dropping the phrase, and these cleanses say you need to get rid of them.. yep, toxins are hard to avoid. A lot of these toxins are environmental. When you are running and have a tractor trailer hit the gas as he goes by, he just crop dusted you with toxins. It’s life. Toxins are everywhere. What is the number one thing we can do every single day to flush them from our system? That’s right sister, drink that water. Literally flush those toxins down the drain.

We want you to CRAVE it because we are here to assist you in healthy addictions. Yes, it is possible to be addicted to water.

INFUSE IT! We all want pretty. Let’s pretty up your water AND enhance it with nutrients. This way, you want to drink it. Find recipes on Tiffany’s bling here. 

We want to challenge all the BEC babes out there to increase your water intake for 2 weeks and tell us how it has changed you!

xo, Mary

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