Everyone says that “abs are made in the kitchen”… and there is some truth to this, but it’s really a healthy balance of working out and food choice. Let me be up front and say I DON’T DIET, I don’t calorie count, and I love my meals. My main trick is portion control and sticking to the 80/20 rule, meaning I eat healthy 80% of the time. If I had to give up macaroni and cheese to be healthy… forget it, I’m eating the mac and cheese. With that balance in mind, I am going to start writing occasional food and nutrition posts here on VE to supplement the workouts.
This week it’s all about the smoothie. I used to skip breakfast, but once I started making smoothies in the morning, I was hooked. Adding lean protein to my smoothies is an absolute must to keep me full until lunchtime. Try my favorite smoothie recipes below along with an awesome ab workout to start your weekend right. Enjoy!
1 cup loosely packed kale
2 tablespoons powdered peanut butter
1 scoop protein powder
1 ripe banana
1 cup ice
5 strawberries, stems removed, cut half, frozen
1 cup diced pineapple
1 cup orange juice