With the New Year nearly a third over ( crazy right ) , Zach and I said this year we were really wanting to focus on getting fit and healthy. Of course that’s easier said then done at times. Zach actually surpassed what I was thinking would be just a work out here and there throughout the week. He already signed up through his company at work to play in a softball tournament, a biggest loser competition and then Dragon Boat racing in the fall. Clearly, I have some competition on my hands here. YIKES!
While I have only worked out at my local gym, I’ve also been getting really bad headaches throughout the afternoon. I realized I needed to start my day with something maybe other then 3 cups of coffee. I’m a huge fan of healthy shakes and green smoothies happen to be something I can never say no to!
One of my favorite green smoothies to make are just really simple ingredients to them. Here’s one that I’ve been making non stop this week.
1 handful of spinach
¾ c blackberries
1 c orange juice
2T Pure Goodness Hemp Protein
Handful of ice
Place everything in a blender and blend for 15-30 seconds.
I like mine a little thicker so I don’t blend it very long.
I’ve heard so many things about Pure Goodness Hemp Protein. What are hemp seeds? Hemp is one of the few plant-based sources of complete protein, featuring all essential amino acids in a very absorbent form that closely mirrors protein found in the human body. It also contains vital omega-3 fatty acids and is one of the few significant sources of gamma linoleic acid (GLA), an essential fatty acid. Pure Goodness extracts the protein from the seeds using a ‘cold-pressing’ process which maximizes the nutrients. I love that this protein is non-GMO-, gluten free, soy free, dairy free, 100% vegan and paleo friendly. Plus, the chocolate flavor tastes amazing, almost like you’re drinking a chocolate shake but it’s good for you! I’ll be drinking these and feeling better about putting a suit on in a few months. Whose with me?!
And it looks like Party Girl will be our March Book Club so grab your copy
and get to reading my friends!