I would like to introduce you to my friend Sonia. She is also a blogger - but one of a different kind. She writes about healthy snacks and other yummy recipes, beauty, fitness, DIY, and loads of other super useful stuff. I am really happy we finally found the time to shoot (we are both extremely busy women :D ), and this lovely post is the result of a great Sunday afternoon.
Since today is the first day of spring I am sure we are all (utterly unnecessarily) panicking about our bikini bums and flat stomachs.
Sonia and I wanted to help you get in shape so you'll feel and look gorgeous this summer. She has so many healthy recipe / menu ideas. Here are a couple of examples on how to treat yourself with the proper smoothies, so you will shine on the inside and out:
1. GREEN SMOOTHIE FOR BEGINNERS
Green smoothies are a great source of fiber, vitamins and minerals.
When drinking only fruit smoothies it results in short bursts of energy (fruit contains lots of sugar, which is quickly metabolized). By adding veggies we stabilize the level of sugar and archive a lasting source of energy.
If you’re a picky eater when it comes to veggies green smoothies are your solution. You eat your veggies without even realizing. The taste of the greens is hidden by the taste of the fruit.
They are also great for your digestion and will keep you full and hydrated.
Spinach and banana green smoothies are perfect for beginners. The spinach on its own doesn’t have a very distinctive flavor and by adding the banana you can’t taste it at all.
So here is my quick, simple and yummy beginners green smoothie.
It will make the pickiest eater fall in love with the power of green!
2. POST WORKOUT SMOOTHIE
Bananas are great for muscle regeneration. They are full of potassium, a mineral essential for muscle strength.
Pears are high in fructose (a natural and simple sugar found in fruit), which is rapidly digested and transformed into glucose. Glucose is absorbed in the blood and gives the body energy.
Coconut milk relaxes muscles, regulates blood sugar, lowers pressure and reduces the occurrence of inflammation in the joints.
FA Whey Protein is a high quality protein concentrate. It mainly helps with muscle regeneration and growth.
Cut up the banana and pear. Add all of the ingredients in to a blender (you can also use a food processor or sick blender) and blend it all up. Simple, fast and tasty.
3. STRAWBERRY-BANANA SMOOTHIE BOWL
Smoothie bowls are a fun and delicious way to eat smoothies. In texture they are something in between a smoothie and ice cream. The combinations of flavors are endless and you can use whatever topping you desire - fruit, seeds, nuts, super foods etc.
Blend the ingredients in a blender and transfer in to a bowl. Add your favourite toppings.
4. MIXED BERRIES GREEN SMOOTHIE
Preparation: Place all of the ingredients in to a blender and blend.
5. APPLE GREEN SMOOTHIE
Blend, blend, blend and ENJOY!
Ok and now to my area of expertise :D She is wearing a customized H&M sweater, Only jeans, a Romwe bag, and shoes from Humanic. This sweater is her favorite - her friends gave it to her for her birthday, and customized it with this super cute text! Her look is casual and it is an example of something she wears every day - to school, to work, or even an afternoon drink with a friend. I really love her effortless and chic style, and the way she glows - oh my! Sonia is living proof that beauty comes from the inside. What you eat in private, you wear in public.
And please feel free to contact her if you have any questions about your diet, if you need beauty tips, or even an exercise routine. I am truly grateful for this chance to work with her, and I hope she maybe makes me a delicious smoothie someday!