During our early-morning run through the tree-laden, shady paths of Prospect Park last week, Ashley and I happened upon the topic of smoothies.
As you can probably gather on your own, this is not a preposterous or surprising occurrence. Think about it: two healthy living bloggers and runners who schedule workouts together on an almost weekly basis. The topic of smoothies is almost inevitable. In fact, I'd say there's about a 75% chance it will come up. But I digress.
One of my favorite things about summer is all of the in-season, fresh fruit you can find at the grocery store.
And sure, it's great for eating all on its own — few things are greater than sinking your teeth right into a juicy, bright red slice of watermelon or popping a sweet, succulent strawberry right into your mouth — but personally, my favorite thing about fresh summer fruit is turning it into smoothies.
Smoothie bowls are all the rage right now. Well, at least according to my Instagram feed.
I'm not really sure exactly when they began to become a "thing," but I do know that they are in fact a thing that many health and wellness influencers love to share gratuitous photos of (and of course, eat).
I am almost always on the hunt for new sources of protein, and especially kinds that, a) you can easily take on the go and b) don't come along with a whole bunch of added sugar.
So when I was offered the opportunity to test out some of the new protein products from About Time, I was excited to find out that they meet these two very important requirements.
To me, smoothies are the perfect recovery snack for after a long run or intense workout.
It's an easy way to deliver your hungry muscles the nutrients they need to recover right away.
When I made my vow to give up oatmeal
for breakfast last week, I was forced to come up with a healthy replacement for my morning meal. Oatmeal was what I ate for breakfast everyday. And since I'm usually out the door by 6AM, I had packing it for on-the-go down to a science. So, I wondered, what else could I possibly pack with me that would be just as tasty, wholesome, and satisfying?
Then it came to me! A SMOOTHIE! I love smoothies. They're so easy to make and, if concocted with the right ingredients, full of essential vitamins and minerals that help keep you focused and energized in the morning.
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