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.
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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.
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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). … Read More
Some people claim they “don’t have” a sweet tooth, but I really don’t see how that’s possible. I think they’re lying to themselves and the world. Personally (and many of you already know this), I have a very large sweet tooth and I’m not afraid to show it, but I like to satisfy it with healthy snacks as often as possible because not only is that strategy most beneficial to my performance as a runner, but also for my overall health. … Read More
Oatmeal for breakfast after a run is great.
But … protein oats for breakfast after a run is without a doubt even better.
What is protein oats? It’s simply a bowl of oatmeal, but mixed with protein powder!
Why is this better than plain old oatmeal? Because after a run it’s not only imperative that you replenish your carbohydrate stores (that’s where the oats come in), but also that you supply your muscles with the protein they need to rebuild and repair themselves … Read More