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MCLV Mange: Protein Smoothie

I’ve been amping up my workout regime in recent months and one of the most important ways to stay healthy and promote recovery while you’re increasing physical activity is through nutrition.

Smoothies and protein puddings are a GREAT way to replenish your body, not only because liquids are easier for your body to digest than solids, but because you can throw in all sorts of great ingredients to get the most out of your meal.

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Ingredients:

  • 1 Frozen Banana {Sometimes I skip the fruit entirely and add sweet potato instead!}
  • 2-3 Cups Organic Spinach
  • Lemon Juice
  • Fresh Ginger
  • Maca
  • Acai
  • Bee Pollen
  • Wheatgrass

{Note: Whenever I get bananas I wait for them to ripen then peel, cut into fourths, and put in a Ziplock bag in the freezer. Instant ice cream or smoothies whenever a hankering hits!}

Directions:

  • Add ingredients to a blender or food processor
  • Add liquid of choice to achieve desired consistency {almond milk, coconut water – Whatever you’d like!}
  • Drink enthusiastically!

This is the recipe for my current favorite protein smoothie, but the beauty of smoothies is that you can add whatever you’re craving or whatever is in your fridge/freezer. At night when I’m in the mood for something sweet after a long day I’ll sprinkle shredded coconut, goji berries & chia seeds on top for an added boost.

Stay tuned for the next MCLV Mange installment and check out the previous posts from this series to see what you’ve missed so far:

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Links You’ll Love

Health & Fitness:

Sweet potatoes are a great addition to any healthy diet so you should definitely try out some of these nutritious recipes from Shape Magazine – 10 Healthy Sweet Potato Recipes.

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OhSheGlow’s Fall Detox Salad is a must try – Filled with Brussels Sprouts, carrots, apple, celery, sunflower seeds, and raisins, it’s as nutritious as it is delicious {also check out this salad as part of the Thanksgiving Recipe Round-Up}.

Eating well and living a healthy life doesn’t have to mean giving up all sweets and desserts, you just need to make healthier, smarter choices when you want to indulge – Try FitFluential’s Five Healthier Desserts which include amazing choices like Raspberry Chocolate Chips, Dark Chocolate Nut Butter Pretzels, Fruit & Yogurt Parfaits, Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes/Muffins, and Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries.

Do you want model-worthy skin? Refinery 29 has the goods – The Surprising Secret To Model-Worthy Skin.

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Finding a great, healthy snack that you love and that’s easy to make is wonderful – One of my favorites recently is Choosing Raw’s Cinnamon Caramelized Cauliflower.

Fashion:

Interested in spicing up your daily makeup routine? It’s always fun to see what other beauty products are out there and the sort of routines that women go through on a daily basis, so let’s check out how blogger Trop Rouge has set up her makeup routine – Makeup Monday.

Top 9 at 9: A Model’s Must Haves with Lonneke Engel gives you all of model Lonneke Engel’s Fall 2012 picks – From workout gear to sweaters to what her favorite shoes are for Fall.

Ulyana Sergeenko’s dramatic, eye-catching clothes are the perfect pieces for this dreamy Moscow-based photo shoot in the most recent Carine Roitfeld Fashion Book issue – Moscow Walk.

Oxblood is everywhere for Fall 2012 and if you’re not sure whether it’s the trend for you, trying beauty products and nail polish are great choices – 3 Chic Ways To Do Burgundy Beauty.

The Fall 2012 Collection for J.Crew is pretty phenomenal – It’s filled with great outerwear, fun, printed pants, and killer accessories. And none of those accessories are better than the Lulu Frost’s Capsule Collection – Shop It Now: Lulu Frost For J.Crew Holiday.

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