Thursday Talk it Out with Mariah –
I can’t believe it is only Thursday. This week is dragging along. Earlier last week, I found out that a dear family friend passed away from cancer. I have been busy helping prepare for the funeral and spending my time with family, thus this blog post will be short.
In my last blog post (here), I posted two of my favorite breakfast recipes. I also promised I would provide my favorite smoothies in the next post. My sister has so many great smoothies to choose from on the blog. It was tough for me to choose from a wide variety of options, but I managed to choose two of my favorite smoothies.
The Matcha Green Tea Smoothie is my go-to smoothie. I usually drink this smoothie right after my run in the morning. It calls for one banana, an avocado, almond milk, frozen blueberries, Matcha green tea powder, protein powder, and spinach. I add two scoops of protein because I need the extra protein to restore my muscles. If you are an athlete, I suggest adding two scoops. This too will save you money so you don’t have to make your Starbucks run for a Matcha Latte (my pitfall 😉 ).
This smoothie is an ideal choice for athletes because it is easy and simple to make and provides a high nutritional content. Avocados, blueberries, and matcha green tea are all superfoods that help recharge your body after a hard workout. I sometimes add maca powder which provides a great flavor and boosts sports performance and energy.
When I am desiring a light smoothie, I usually choose the Blueberry Coconut Smoothie. This smoothie calls for cucumbers, bananas, coconut water, flaxseed, and blueberries. It is a nutrient-rich recipe that offers a sweet flavor. You can add protein powder if you are looking for extra energy. On my Instagram page, I provide a short recipe video including both the Blueberry Coconut Smoothie and Spinach Blender Pancakes last week.
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Let me know if you try these smoothies and make sure to check out the other options here.
Until Next Time Be Whole and Be Fit