Nothing better than a smoothie in the afternoon on a lazy day. And if it is a recipe with blueberry then, it is perfect.
That was a busy week for me. In fact, I went way off my routine and I have to admit that my body paid the price for it.
At work, I have trained my two new colleagues, which is something I love doing and reminds me of my time as an English teacher, but the part of waking up earlier and sitting the whole time in a meeting room was exhausting. I can only hope that they enjoyed their time over here in Belgium and that I have been of help.
Now it is time to reset and get new plans in motion…Blueberry Smoothie Recipe for Lazy Days
As from Monday on, I will be training twice a day for 2 weeks. Even though I am putting an effort in increasing my muscle mass, I do not want to miss my conditioning. I will probably be adding up some cardio and stretching AM, before work, to get the blood flowing to start the day with energy. In the evenings, I will be hitting the box to get some Crossfit done.
It has been a long time since I last trained in the morning, so chances are I will have to go slower on myself as I would like to. Still, no matter how deep I can go, it will be progress and that is what I am looking for.
[Tweet “Getting stronger is not only about lifting heavy weights. It’s about becoming healthier inside too.”]
With my surgery coming closer*, the idea of strengthening my body has taken a totally new direction. Now it is not only a matter of how heavy I can lift or how far I can run. The healthier I am from inside, the greater are my chances of having a successful and fast recovery. Even though I had a very positive chat with my surgeon two weeks ago, I do not want to leave anything to chances. Therefore, I am doing everything I can to make it possible.
With that said, I have been adding healthy carbs to my intake as well. I did go out for dinner with the team twice, but as a rule of thumb, I am sticking to my plan to make sure my diet consists mainly of anti-inflammatory ingredients. Among other things, I am having fruit daily and keeping a eye on my hydration levels.
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Because it is Saturday and I simply felt like doing it, I put up another smoothie together this afternoon. It was not as fancy as last week’s, but I just wanted to have something fresh, refreshing and healthy for snack. I still had a handful blueberries, my favorite ingredient, so it was all perfect.
- 200 ml water
- Half a cup of blueberries
- 1 banana
- 2 tablespoons oatmeal
- 2 scoops protein powder (I used Mutant Mass' Chocolate Hazelnut)
- Add all ingredients together in a mixer. Blend them until you get an uniform mix.
- Drink it immediately.
- The water can be substituted by milk or soya drink, for instance.
Now I need to add to my wish list some awesome smoothie jars to add the looks to my recipes. 😉Be smart. Eat smart.
What is you favorite smoothie recipe? Any favorite ingredient? What is your favorite lazy days healthy recipe?
If you want other variations of my smoothie recipe, check the ones here.
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Have a great weekend!
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NOTE: Throughout this blog I mentioned various products and brands, however this is not a sponsored blog. All products were bought by me according to my personal preference and choice. I do not represent any of them nor received any kind of payment to write about them.
* My surgery took place on April 3rd, 2015.