Hi everyone! How is your week going?!
Truth be told, the Wednesdays of every week seem to creep up on me so fast! Why can’t Friday always be like this?? Well, anywho I have some important things to share with you readers this Wednesday. Just a side note- it’s almost March! This means that spring is coming!!! I am so excited because I am so over this never ending winter of freezing temps and snow.
So first on the list of things to cover- workouts! What is your go-to workout? Last week I tried a power yoga class for the first time and I was still a bit sore a few days later. Your body gets used to using the same muscles and over time it is important to make your workouts dynamic so that you are working all muscle groups. A lot of people set each day of the week to work a different muscle group in order to increase their overall fitness. This week I have been experimenting by doing a little bit of everything. To highlight one of my workouts this week- a little running, a little weights, a little stretching, a little planks! I’m putting together a list of combination that I think will work the whole body in an hours time. So look out for some workout routines within this next week 🙂
Now as you know, Wednesday is the food party of the week! Thanks, Jenn as always for hosting!! However, this week I am sharing the struggle I have been having in the kitchen. I am not a big smoothie person, but recently I have felt compelled to create my own recipe. Many people whip these drinks up after their workout and are on their way with a snack packed with delicious nutrients.
On Friday I decided I wanted to come up with my own recipe and began experimenting in the kitchen. I am the type of person that can come up with some great combinations in the kitchen when cooking. I can turn a mixture of leftovers into a brand new meal, or take the miscellaneous items in the fridge and whip up a mouthwatering masterpiece.
To be honest….I am finding I cannot make a good smoothie. It should be something so simple with a variety of combinations and different foods, but I just can’t get it right!
I’m in some sort of experimental funk, or…I just can’t make a smoothie to save my life (honestly going with the second :/). I’ve had my roommates try a few combinations by now, and just when I thought my most recent one was the best yet and somewhat delicious, I was told it was worse than the first. Everyone has different tastes right? I mean I thought that last one was pretty good? I’ve included some pictures of my experiments and they look okay, but don’t judge a book by its cover because they truly are a work in progress.
When discussing this struggle I was having with a friend, he told me “you only learn by failure in the kitchen!” After hearing that I thought, he is so right! Each time I make these combinations I am learning how much milk or how much fruit or how much spinach (not to add) before it becomes a messy concoction. I also learn by failure when cooking my meals, and discovering how to keep my lunches hot and fresh if I am packing them or to make my veggies flavorful by adding more spices.
So readers, fellow bloggers, please help this troubled girl out and give me some advice on how I can improve my kitchen smoothie endeavors.
Here is what I am using right now- milk (submerge all ingredients), greek yogurt (half cup), spinach (handful), fruit (as much as desired), oats (¼ cup), and peanut butter (spoonful). I even added in sprinkle of my whey protein powder in one of them for some energy.
Here is some Wednesday motivation to cheer both you and me up 🙂
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Have a smoothie recipe that you can share with me and a step-by-step how-to?? Please comment!
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