Delicious Homemade Açaí Bowl Recipe

Hey, everyone!

I know that it’s been awhile, but I’m back with a super yummy recipe just in time for summer. Açaí bowls are delicious and there are so many ways to customize the bowl just the way that you like. Today I will share with you my favorite nutrient-packed homemade açaí bowl recipe. 

Base:

  • 1 packet of frozen açaí base
  • 1 cup frozen mango
  • 1 scoop of vanilla protein powder
  • 1 tablespoon psyllium husk
  • 1 teaspoon of spirulina powder
  • Handful of kale and spinach leaves (blend with flax/almond/coconut milk before adding other ingredients to minimize chunks)
  • 1/2 cup blueberries
  • 1/2 cup strawberries
  • Flax/almond/coconut milk added until the mix blends

Toppings (all optional):

  • Strawberries
  • Blueberries
  • Coconut flakes
  • Chia seeds
  • Sprinkle of cinnamon

Enjoy!

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Fit Doesn’t Have a Body Type

I follow many fitness accounts on Twitter and Instagram, and I have yet to see any two women who look exactly the same. Additionally, many women have completely different exercise regimens and dietary preferences. Regardless, I believe that each woman that I follow is fit and healthy in her own way. Below I will highlight three of my greatest inspirations.

1.Emily Skye

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Emily Skye is a fitness enthusiast and is an inspiration with her veggie-intensive diet and her dedication to weight training and HIIT workouts. She often Snapchats or posts videos on Instagram post-workout letting her followers know how her workouts went that day. She also has an online program titled F.I.T. and she often posts before and after photos showing how her program has changed many people’s lives. Though she may seem superhuman with her strict diet and workout routine, she can often be spotted on Snapchat winding down with a latte and some chocolate covered strawberries on the weekend- it’s all about balance!

2. Ashy Bines

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Ashy Bines is an Australian fitness guru and swimwear model. She has many online programs and challenges, and she is just recently a new mama. Ashy’s Snapchat is basically a live stream of her life from when she wakes up until when she goes to sleep. In these Snapchat stories, she often includes fitness advice and shows what meals she is making on a daily basis. Ashy is great about being real and honest with her followers and she working to get back that pre-baby body!

3. Cassey Ho

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Cassey Ho  has created her own online community through the creation of her YouTube account, Blogilates, where she uploads free workout videos on a weekly basis. The videos range from pop pilates(her own creation), to HIIT workouts, to cardio and so much more. She has inspired me immensely with her acceptance of her body and her willingness to get better and push herself to new limits. She also has a passion for design and has chased this dream by creating her own activewear line!

 

Though each of these women look very different, follow different workout plans and have different diets, they are all healthy and fit. These women strive to inspire others through their determination and they do not keep quiet about their passion for health and fitness over social media. I highly recommend following each of these woman for inspiration to live a happy, healthy, and balanced lifestyle.

I hope that this post proves that fit doesn’t have a body type; each woman knows what is best for her body and I find that inspiring. I challenge you to find what makes you feel good and what nourishes not only your body but your spirit as well!

Have a great weekend!

-Kaleigh

(header credit: Amanda Bisk)

Coffee Protein Drink

If you’re a coffee lover like I am, the thought of a coffee post-workout drink sounds absolutely heavenly. I recently came accross the most delicious post-workout coffee protein drink, and I owe it all to Emily Skye, fitness guru and creator of the Emily Skye F.I.T. Program. She recently posted the recipe on her Instagram, and I figured I would share for anyone else who is in to fitness! 

Recipe:

  • 1/4 cup coconut/almond/rice milk (I use almond)
  • 1 cup coconut water 
  • 2 coffee shots (I used about 6oz brewed coffee)
  • 1 scoop organic brown rice vanilla protein powder (Sub with your favorite protein powder)
  • 1 tbsp organic cacao powder (cacao contains more nutrients than cocoa so aim for this superfood if you can)
  • 1 tsp organic stevia (optional to sweeten)
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ice

Blend together and pour over ice.

Enjoy!

 

“Drink Your Greens”

Figuring out how to maintain a healthy and balanced lifestyle while in college is both a huge adjustment and a struggle, to say the least. From squeezing in midnight workouts to shoving 5 dining hall apples in my bag to snack on, I can attest to the fact that it is not easy, especially as a busy person that is always on-the-go. I stumbled upon something that I think all busy health nuts can appreciate, so I decided to share.

Recently, my dad introduced me to my new favorite thing: Daily Greens juice.

Right now, this is currently what my mini fridge looks like:

I have had an absolute blast trying out all of the flavors, and not only are the juices delicious and good for you, but they are also actually filling. Daily Greens is a perfect on-the-go snack, pre- or post-workout drink, or even a small, nutrient-rich breakfast.

The juices include unique ingredients such as turmeric, madagascar vanilla, and ginger- all absolutely amazing for your health. In addition, the juices are cold-pressed, which means that none of the ingredients are heated during the juicing process, which preserves the nutrients. The juices are also 100% organic, which is another plus.

I would consider Daily Greens the juice for people who may not have previously enjoyed juices- they’re that good! And if you weren’t already sold, a portion of the proceeds from each bottle goes towards organizations that help fight breast cancer. So, next time you’re at Costo, Central Market, or Whole Foods, I encourage you to try one of these juices.

-Kaleigh

(Feature imagine by Drink Daily Greens LLC)

Working Out at Home Just Got Exciting 

Many people feel like they can’t get up the motivation, time, or energy to exercise. When it comes to paying for a gym or studio membership, many people are turned off by ridiculous prices. But, it doesn’t have to be that way.

I was shown blogilates by my friend, Destiny. She and I are known health junkies and are constantly sending each other new yummy health recipes and workouts- more on that later.

Cassey Ho, founder of blogilates, specializes in what is called POPblogilates pilates. Basically, it is fun and upbeat Pilates set to pop music. Cassey has a large array of Youtube videos that range from full body cardio to body part specific workout videos. It is easy to build your own workout with her videos, but she also has a calendar that she offers each month where she puts together a fitness plan for her subscribers!

This month, I have decided to try following the blogilates calendar and I am loving it so far. Each day I am super sore, but I also feel extremely strong. She offers modifications for beginners and loads of encouragement throughout her videos. The best part? It’s all free!

So, if you don’t have a gym membership or you have a hard time finding classes that suit your schedule, I recommend trying blogilates!

(You can access this month’s calendar by subscribing here)

And I will leave you with a few of my absolute favorite videos:get-it-right-2

FULL BODY: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-SN-TQDqWXU

CARDIO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sqSRC61CERk

ARMS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F1CohjEGbPc

BUTT: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kN77O3hT114

LOWER BELLY/ABS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mMHgxyX_f7U

THIGHS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hLLLmcHJqIw