A Hot Day Drink

It’s starting to get warmer and, it’s time toe tart getting your tan on! Laying in the hot sun can make you really thirsty, here is a recipe that is totally refreshing:

Ingredients

  • Green Tea
  • Pitcher of water
  • Stevia
  • Mint leaves

Procedure

  • Place 6 green tea packages in pitcher of water, let it steep.
  • Pour tea into cup with ice
  • Add mint leaves
  • Sprinkle stevia
  • Kick back and relax!

Pre Workout Drink- Mix 1

 

 

 

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There are lots of debates out there on which nutrition drink you should have before a workout. Personally I prefer the Mix 1 drinks!

Click here visit the Mix 1 website.

Whenever I know I am going to have a hard workout, I bring one of these with me and definitely feel the difference afterwards. Plus, some nutrition drinks can taste gross, these taste like you are having a treat! I strongly suggest trying them out, and seeing how you feel.

For those of you who do try them out please comment with you thoughts.

 

Popcorn Bliss

There is always that time where we want to sit in from of the TV, watch movies, and eat popcorn. And guess what? That’s okay! Here are 2 delicious and healthy popcorn recipes for those types of nights:

Parmesan and Pepper Heaven

Microwave yourself a bowl of popcorn and throw some freshly grated parmesan cheese, and pepper on it! It’s a delicious and slightly spicy flavor, much healthier than using butter!

Peanut Butter Popcorn

1/3 Cup Honey
2/3 Cup natural Peanut Butter
1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon

Heat honey in a small saucepan over medium heat just until it starts bubbling. Add peanut butter, vanilla, and cinnamon. Stir vigorously over heat until well blended and smooth. Be careful; mixture is hot and will stick to skin! Poor mixture over freshly popped popcorn, let it cool, and enjoy!

Tip: Place a serving of popcorn in a smaller bowl to really keep track of how much you are eating.

Veggie Chips

Instead of gorging yourself on potato chips at parties, try this delicious recipe for homemade veggie chips:

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup kale leaves
  • 4 tablespoons coconut oil, melted (or olive oil)
  • 2 tablespoons sea salt
  • dash of pepper

Procedure:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Place kale leaves on cookie sheet
  • Pour coconut oil over leaves
  • Sprinkle sea salt
  • Cook until desired crispness
  • Sprinkle pepper
  • Serve and enjoy!

Friday Night S’mores

It’s that time of year where everyone is starting to stay out, make a fire, and eat s’mores. Now, s’mores aren’t the healthiest thing, but this recipe will satisfy you so you won’t eat to many!:

Ingredients

  • Organic Marshmallows (if possible)
  • Organic Peanut Butter
  • Organic Graham Crackers
  • Organic Strawberry jam
  • Dark chocolate
  • Coconut shavings

Procedure

  • Make original graham cracker and chocolate base
  • Add peanut butter
  • Add jam
  • Cook marshmallow to liking
  • Sprinkle with coconut
  • Add top graham cracker
  • Enjoy

This recipe satisfy’s your sweet tooth, and fills you up faster than a regular s’more! Delicious!

Exercise Before A Test

Hey everybody! I hope that those of you who are still doing the Spring Break Countdown are pushing yourselves and eating healthy!

It’s the time of year where all of our finals are coming up, and the tests can be super stressful. I’m sure we all want to do the best we can on, here is a super good way:

Exercise the morning before your test.

There is tons of research that shows exercising before a test increases your brain focus, therefore allowing you to do your best. Click here to view a NY Times article on the research conducted.

Interesting isn’t it? The benefits of physical exercise aren’t only in passing a test. Here are some others to get you motivated:

  • Healthy Body
  • Stress Reducing
  • Fun
  • Releases endorphins (makes you happy)
  • Self-Confidence

Al those from physical exercise. Go out, be active, be smart!

11 Days To Spring Break- Core

11 more days to go! Today our focus will be on toning that core to look great in a bikini!

Workout

Click here and do the core exercises featured in fitness magazine.

Eating

Breakfast- Egg white omlete

Lunch- Veggie burger with salad and a small amount of sweet potato fries

Snack- Apple with almond butter

Dinner- Tomato soup with a side salad