Tuesday, May 13, 2014

30 days of 5ks and smoothie recipe

Hey everyone! I'm happy to be blogging again after taking a bit of a break. 

I've started a new 30 day challenge and I'm pretty excited about it. Hopefully you will join me! 

Running has always been my escape...my "easy" workout...my stress reliever and happy pill. So I'm jumping back into it with "30 days of 5ks". You can walk, jog, run...however you want to do that 3.2, do it.


Here's my Day 1. I have a treadmill in my house to workout on during the baby's naps. It took 40 minutes, including warmup an the cool down to complete 3.4. Day 1 and done!

Along with a workout I had a smoothie (of course) with spinach, almond milk, water, 2 bananas, 1tbsp spirulina, 1 tbsp chia seeds and 1 scoop of choc vegan protein powder. 


Enjoy!

-Joanna

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Cilantro Lime Black Beans

Yummmm! Slow cooked black beans are the way to go. They have so much more flavor than if you cooked them quickly. I served these over brown rice and with a small carrot and radish salad.


Ingredients:

-2 cans organic black beans (drained and rinsed!!)
-organic vegetable stock
-5 cloves minced garlic
-1 tbsp adobo seasoning
-1 jalapeno, minced
-salt and pepper as needed
-fresh cilantro
-lime juice

Directions:

-fill a medium saucepan with black beans and just enough stock to cover the beans
-add garlic, jalapeno, salt, pepper, desired cilantro and adobo and turn up heat to medium-high
-once beans begin to boil, lower heat to med-low and cover 
-cook for an hour, stirring occasionally and if beans seem to dry out continue to add vegetable stock

Top with lime juice and serve over brown rice or with lettuce wraps.

Enjoy!

-Joanna

Monday, February 10, 2014

Smoothie Challenge: Day 14

Delicious! I've made this one for the last two days because it's so simple and I didn't have to cut/prepare anything. That's always the best!

Ingredients:

-3 cups water
-2 handfuls mixed greens
-1 cup frozen strawberries
-1 cup frozen blueberries
-2 tbsp raw peanut butter (or almond butter)
-1 tbsp raw blue agave syrup (a natural sweetener)
-banana

Directions:

Always blend liquid and your greens first. Add remaining ingredients, blend and enjoy!

-Joanna

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