The Best Green Smoothie + A Workout Routine

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When I first discovered green smoothies, I was extremely experimental. I would throw in anything and everything from limes and lemons to zucchini and swiss chard. I learned quickly how to make the green colour stay and how to balance out the bitterness of kale with fruits. I used to be a huge fan of adding fresh herbs like parsley and mint, and then I had a “just spinach and bananas” phase, which was also awesome.

The one smoothie I always stuck with was this guy. I added some cinnamon out of curiosity one day and it turned out fabulous. This is always my go-to/staple green smoothie. I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed making it! X

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In spirit of me “getting back into shape”, I wanted to share with you a super simple morning workout routine that will boost your energy levels. All you need is a place to run and a yoga mat!

Stretch for 5-10 mins.

Cardio:

Speed walking: 5 mins.

Jogging: 10 mins.

Running: 10 mins.

Speed walking: 5 mins.

Legs & Butt:

30 squats

10 jump squats

40 lunges

10 pushups

Stretch for 5-10 mins.

Yoga:

I used this video to do a cool-down/stretch yoga routine at home with my yoga mat. 

The Best Green Smoothie
Serves 1
my favourite classic green smoothie! Kid-friendly and vegan, too (score!)
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Prep Time
5 min
Total Time
5 min
Prep Time
5 min
Total Time
5 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 large handful of spinach, washed
  2. 1-2 large ripe bananas (frozen, if preferred)
  3. 1 cup of pineapple (frozen, if preferred)
  4. 1/2 cup water
  5. 1/2 cup almond milk
  6. dash of cinnamon (about 1/4 tsp)
Instructions
  1. Blend all of the ingredients in a high-speed blender. Enjoy fresh!
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