Banana Mango Protein Smoothie

banana mango protein smoothie

Banana Mango Protein Smoothie

 

 

banana mango protein smoothie

 

Personally, I LOVE smoothies. I remember my stepmom making me some on the weekends. Berries, banana, chocolate, you name it, I’ve probably had it. But the older I’ve gotten the stronger my appreciation has grown for smoothies. You see, I love to eat as much as the next girl. But sometimes, I just feel like my digestive system could use a little break. Especially around that time of the month. A lot of the time my appetite is basically non-existent on the first day of my period. This is why I wanted to share my favorite smoothie recipe (at least currently).

It’s so easy to get your vitamins and nutrients in with a simple smoothie. Sneak in some celery, spinach, lettuce, or kale into a 5-minute smoothie. And I promise you won’t even taste it. You can enjoy them as a post workout snack, breakfast, or a sweet treat. The bananas contain lots of fiber and magnesium, which helps flush out excess water during that time of the month. Enjoy the recipe!

 

 

 

 

banana mango protein smoothie

 

 

Ingredients:

½ cup frozen mangos

1 scoop of vanilla plant-based protein powder

½ cup of vanilla nonfat Greek yogurt

½ cup almond milk or water

1 cup of spinach

1-2 bananas

 

 

Directions:

You just throw all the ingredients in the blender and enjoy! You could also keep the ingredients in a plastic bag or container and have them ready throughout the week. Enjoy!

 

 

banana mango protein smoothie

 

 

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Learn How To (Sorta) Enjoy Exercise

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Learn How To (Sorta) Like Exercise

 

Exercise is already hard, why would you like getting sweaty, red faced, and feeling like your heart is going to bust out of your chest? There’s so many better things to do with your time anyway, right? And there’s no way to learn how to enjoy exercise. Maybe I won’t be able to convince you to like exercise, but you might be more motivated after you read this post. You might just learn how to sorta enjoy exercise… or at least cope with it.

 

Let me know in the comments why you hate to exercise!

 

 

I don’t neccesarily like to sweep and mop multiple times a week, but I have to. If not, I’ll be stepping all over dog hair clumps the size of a small dog. Just because I like clean floors, doesn’t mean I like throwing my shoulder out every time I mop. The point is that I love the outcome, not the process. Kind of how I view exercise. I don’t always love it, but I still do it most days a week because I know it will make be feel better. Some days are harder than others, but here are some ways I cope with having to exercise.

 

Recognize The Benefits of Exercise

 

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Improves Your Mood

We all have bad days. But when you get mad at someone because they didn’t type a smiley face at the end of a good morning text, you know there’s a problem. As a woman, I know what’s it’s like to be moody and get angry at the smallest shit. But we all have to work on ourselves. And how I bring a balance to my mood is by working out. Exercise increases those endorphins, which helps you feel tingly and positive. And will help mellow you out during the stressful times of the day.

 

Help You Live Longer

The number one leading cause of death is heart disease. And guess what is the main cause of heart disease? If you said “a lack of regular habit of exercise,” then you’d be right. Being over weight or just being inactive, comes with a whole set of other problems. Diabetes, high blood pressure, breathing problems, cancer, and many more illnesses also come with taking multiple medications every day. Wouldn’t you rather exercise 4-5 days a week than constantly have to pump your body full of pills? Make exercise a habit as if it is your medicine.

 

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Grab A Workout Buddy

Congrats if you are even considering starting your fitness journey. Now, you should find a friend that has similar goals as you and make some time to workout together a few times a week. You guys can push each other and hold each other accountable to crush every workout. Plus, maybe that’s why you don’t want to workout. Exercising alone can take up some of your social time, so grab a friend and go be social at the gym. (But get some work done while you’re there) 

 

Change It Up

Maybe you tried to jump on the treadmill for 30 minutes and then did 300 crunches 3 days in a row. You most likely never went back to the gym again. You’ve been guilty of either overtraining your muscles or not challenging yourself enough. Keep your workouts fresh. Changing up the intensity from challenging to a little easier every other workout will help you see results faster.

 

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Keep It Short And Simple

Do you know what K.I.S.S. stands for? Keep it simple stupid. But in this case, it means “keep it short and simple.” If you are already dreading the gym, you’re not going to want to stay there for an hour. Create or find workouts that are shorter, but maybe intense. HIIT circuits are an awesome way to burn calories during and after your workout. 

 

Quit Trying To Love Exercise

Quit trying to force yourself to love exercise. Not everyone feels motivated to wake up at 5 am or stay up another 3 hours after work to workout and meal prep. Most of us don’t like to sweat and feel uncomfortable. But we do it anyway. We get our satisfaction from the outcome, not the process. I know you don’t love to do laundry, but you do it. So, just exercise and feel better. 

 

 

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Quick Abs Circuit | 3-Minute Workout

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Quick Abs At Home

What’s up guys? I realize that I haven’t posted a workout in a while, so here is a quick 3-minute ab workout you can do at home. I don’t believe that everyone has the same 24 hours in a day. A single mother working 3 jobs does not have the same amount of time to dedicate to exercise as a college student working part-time. I’m sorry, but it’s true. That’s why there are super short workouts you can bang out before you hop in the shower. You can also wake up a few minutes earlier every morning and cross out a quick workout off your to-do list.

I have broken everything down in the quick abs circuit video. I hope you guys enjoy and please share and subscribe to join my tribe. Shoot for 30-45 seconds each exercise and try at least 2 rounds. The more you repeat the circuit, the more results you will see. Just make sure to incorporate cardio and protein! Let me know in the comments if you gave this workout a try. You got this!

 

The Workout:

Push To Plank

Mountain Climbers

Russian Twists

Starfish Crunches

Heel Touches

Leg Lifts

Bicycle Crunches

 

 

 

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