I’m cleaning out my life. In ALL ways.
My eyes were literally swollen this morning from cleaning up so much dust (I’m allergic to it. I think that’s a perfect reason to have a housekeeper, don’t you think?) and scrubbing toilets, moving furniture and throwing out old clothes. I also posted yesterday about how I know November is a turning point for me. Time to get my body back in working order. The chaos started with my food so I’m going there first with solutions.
The holiday season is upon us (yes, even vegans too. I don’t eat eggs or dairy. I never said I didn’t eat) and the Puritan’s Pride Superfood Smoothie challenge is RIGHT ON TIME. It’s so easy to
eat until you can’t stand up indulge. I’m excited about the focus on cleansing and soothing this month. I want everything to be in working order so I can enjoy what I do decide to eat.
This post is sponsored by Puritan’s Pride. Opinions expressed are my own.
This is my second month participating in the Superfood Smoothie challenge Puritan’s Pride and I have enjoyed “thinking out of the box.” I am very cold-natured and have a tendency to steer clear of smoothies when it gets cool outside. However, with my life being all over the place lately, I have found myself enjoying smoothies a lot more with a hot cup of tea on the side (o.k. and Starbucks occasionally) and have been pleased with how I felt, energy wise and feeling lighter on my feet when I am teaching Zumba, yoga or Piloxing. Have you been drinking smoothies lately? What are some of your favorite combos? Feel free to tag me on Instagram or Twitter (@hiphealthychick) and tag them #seasonalsmoothie, #PuritansPride and #sweatpink so we can all build our own smoothie recipe book!
I’ll start by sharing the one I created this morning!
It was a GREAT day Friday when I walked into Earth Fare and saw organic blueberries on sale.
Blueberries are just one of my favorite fruits. I can’t really describe why but they are just super good. I knew I had some Emergen C Immune + Vitamin D (vitamin D deficiency over here. Think I need to go to the beach) Blueberry-Acai flavor drink mix packets at home. I love drinking these before my classes. A much better alternative than some of the other stuff I’ve been known to drink in my past. 🙂 I have not been getting in enough protein and I have not been as regular as I like (TMI but I’m just saying). It was a no brainer.
Blueberry Belly Soother Smoother
- 1/2 cup fresh blueberries
- 12 oz. of unsweetened vanilla almond milk (I used the one with coconut in it just because I like coconut but you could use either one)
- 1 scoop of Puritan’s Pride Soy Protein Isolate Power Natural Flavor
- 1 1/2 tablespoons of Puritan’s Pride 100% natural Psyllium Husk seed (psyllium husk is bulk fiber)
- 1 frozen banana
- 1 packet of Blueberry Acai Emergen-C Immune with Vitamin D
- a few blueberries for garnish
(Because of the bulk fiber, as instructed on the package, I drank water immediately afterwards.)
This turned out pretty good. And with only 110 calories in the protein powder (24 grams of protein!), this smoothie wasn’t super high in calories. Win. Win.
I, honestly, thought about throwing some kale in there. EVERY time I think about detoxing and cleansing, I think kale. And no, I don’t know why? Too much Instagram? 🙂 But because I put it in everything else (and this kale powder is the B.O.M.B.), I decided to just hold off until the next smoothie.
Here’s your chance to win the products I’m using!
Puritan’s Pride Soy Protein Isolate Protein Powder (Natural Flavor), Puritan’s Pride 100% Natural Psyllium Husk, Eclectic Institute Raw Kale Powder and Alacer Emergen C Immune + w/Vit D. Blueberry-Acai
Giveaway ends at midnight on Tuesday, November 18, 2014! Good luck!
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