Today was a blast! I spent the day assisting my mom with her job 🙂
In case you have read some of my earlier posts, my mom (kissjanell) has a company called Pantry TakeOver® where she goes into peoples houses to clean out there pantry, teach them about healthy eating, and teach them to cook real foods. My family is ALL about organic eating, “real foods,” and no gmo. Today she was hired at a pilates studio to go make smoothies and support an upcoming wellness fair! I was dragged along as her aprentence…. okay, maybe not dragged 😉
the pilates studio, Pilates Edge, is run by a wonderful lady named Liane and it was awesome to be working there for the afternoon. when the yoga class was in session, i was setting up the blender and menus so i got to watch a good portion class. Therapeutic massages are held there as well!
So, as far as the smoothies… here is today’s menu
Key Ingredients to a healthier life!
Smoothie Menu (all berries and cherries are frozen):
protein powder is optional if you have a restricted diet
Very Cherry: My personal favorite, cherries, Organic banana, Organic coconut milk, organic whey or vegan protein powder
Berry Coconut Bliss: Organic Raspberries, Organic strawberries, Organic blueberries, Organic coconut milk, organic whey or vegan protein powder
Strawberry Banana: Organic Strawberries, Organic bananas, Organic coconut milk, organic whey or vegan protein powder
Blueberry Banana: Organic Blueberries, Organic bananas, Organic coconut milk, organic whey or vegan protein powder
Pina Colada: Pineapple, organic bananas, organic coconut milk, organic shredded coconut, organic whey or vegan protein powder
pb&j: Organic banana, Nut butter (sunflower, peanut, almond…), Organic cherries or raspberries, Organic coconut milk, protein powder of choice
(Please visit http://www.pantrytakeover.com for more recipes, information and services)
*a few notes about the smoothies*-
Teras Whey has organic soy lethicin while Warrior Whey has sunflower lethicin
- my favorite vegan protein powder is Vegapro
- ALL BERRIES IN SMOOTHIES IS BOUGHT FROZEN TO REDUCE COST
- coconut milk- native forest bpa-free canned variety but you can you almond milk if you prefer that
- water down coconut milk if you are using the full-fat kind
- add ice to smoothies
- must be organic whey powder!!!
smoothie recipe portion- a frothy smoothie with about 1 banana should serve 2 people and the protien powder makes them filling
The coconut milk- gives the smoothies a source of good, healthy fats…… yes, i said it, fats. GOOD fats. If your body doesn’t get enough healthy fats, its will go on craving more food and then you will do one of two things: either eat more and more to try to satisfy yours body’s needs, or you will starve your body of good healthy nutrients be ignoring the cravings. Make sure you get your GOOD, HEALTHY fats to really make your happy tummy last.
my mom explained the “healthy fat principle” to everyone at the smoothie fest. Most people were shocked to find out how good fats can be! She explained the importance the grass fed whey, the organic fruit, and how helpful a vita mix is as well. Ya gotta love her!
enjoy some super smoothies!!