Alert to all of you smoothie lovers.
I have been asked so many times about my healthy snacks and I am ready to spill the tea.
It is all about smoothies. Having a good smoothie is all I need. There are so many places you can order one that the variety is huge.
Now many of you have been asking me about which ones are the best and which ones I don’t recommend. To be honest I love all of them and off course there are certain smoothies that are sweeter than others or have more greens. Some people like to add protein powder or peanut butter to have extra protein. It all depends on taste.
I like going heavy green on the morning. The more green it is the better. I like kale, spinach and every green vegetable and fruit I can add to it. It will keep me full until mid morning when I have a small snack.
If you ask me mid morning I will say I like going sweet. By saying I like it sweet doesn’t mean I add sugar. I add banana, pineapple and other fruits but I have to have a vegetable on it.
If you ask me at night I simply won’t have a smoothie. But if I have to have one I would have a smoothie that doesn’t have to much raw greens and not many fruits so that I can digest better.
Quick tip don’t use whole milk and try to use water, soy milk, coconut milk or almond milk. It all depends on what you like.
Smoothies are life you guys and it is the best way to have yourself a guilty pleasure treat without feeling guilty.
MY TRAVEL 10 MIN WORKOUT
Cause to be healthy we have to work out at least 3 day a week RIGHT?
Ill leave you my go to 10 minute HIIT workout you can do in you hotel room.
- 1 minute jogging in place
- 1 minute jumping jacks
- 20 push ups
- 40 crunches
- 1 minute burpees
- 1 minute mountain climbers
- 30 jumping squats
- 1 minute back kicks
- 1 minute plank (my favvvv)
- 15 tuck jumps
STAY HYDRATED, STAY SMART
BENEFITS OF HORSEBACK RIDING
Since I can remember I've been in love with horses. I started to ride horses when I was little and I fell in love with it. Many of us think is not really a complete workout ti ride horses but believe me when I say I SWEAT MY A** OFF.
Body Awareness: Horseback riding really works the core muscles that stabilize the trunk: the abdominal, back, and pelvic muscles. However, it’s not just about the strength of the core, but the coordination and stability of it as well. The more you ride, the more the body learns to move with the horse.
Quick Thinking: riding a large, powerful animal with a mind and agenda of its own is a full-body workout that will force you to engage muscles you didn’t know existed and be constantly adjusting to the form of the animal.
Coordination: There are many movements that need to happen simultaneously while riding for the horse to be properly guided- this is what coordination consists of. Therapeutic riding programs for the sight-impaired have had a lot of success developing better coordination.
Core Strength: Horseback riding is an isometric exercise, which means it uses specific muscles to stay in certain positions, in this case, keeping balanced on the horse. Because of this, postural strength is very important when riding and the posture of riders improves even in day to day activities.
Muscle Tone and Flexibility: Along with the core muscles, the inner thighs and pelvic muscles get the biggest workout as a rider positions himself or herself. Riders often have to maintain a squatting position while they ride, constantly adjusting to the cadence of the horse. This exercise helps with good overall muscle tone and flexibility.
Stable Strength: Riding is not the only way this activity gives the body a workout. Working in a barn and taking care of a horse strengthens muscles and increases cardiovascular capacity.
Mental exercise: There are so many mental benefits to horseback riding. Not only do you really learn about yourself as you experience time on a horse but it can also have a meditative effect because for the time being, the only focus is on riding and staying on the horse. While horseback riding is a great exercise, there is a real benefit i the connection with the animal and the peace of mind that comes with every ride.