Smooth-tastic Summer

Summer is on! Yaay! Have you been hitting the gym of late? (Say, y-y-yess) We have, actually. Summer is the season to get your beast mode on for the gym and what better way to power up your day than to indulge in some healthy smoothies?!

Calling smoothies energy fuel wouldn’t be wrong, eh? What’s fun about these is that you can play around with different fruits, vegetables, nuts, and even spices. See, you don’t always have to be a chef to prepare delicacies. But just make sure not to cook up a storm 😉

To get you started here are some easy smoothie recipes that will hopefully give you the taste of adventure and fuel to get you going throughout your day.

Fruity Smoothie

Picture Credit - Best Health Mag
Picture Credit – Best Health Mag

Ingredients
4 cups (1 L) ripe strawberries
1 cup (250 ml) plain low-fat yogurt
1/2 cup (125 ml) fresh orange juice
1 tbsp (15 ml) sugar, or to taste

Directions
Add all ingredients to a blender or food processor and blend everything together for about 15 seconds or until desired consistency is reached. Serve chilled.

Recipe Courtesy
Best Health Mag

Green Smoothie

Picture Credit - Best Health Mag
Picture Credit – Best Health Mag

Ingredients
1 cup (250 ml) orange juice
1/2 cup (125 ml) plain low-fat yogurt
1 cup (250 ml) baby spinach leaves
1 cup (250 ml) raw broccoli florets
2 Tbsp (30 ml) ground flaxseed
2 Tbsp (30 ml) fresh mint
1 cup (250 ml) fresh or frozen strawberries

Directions
Blend together all the ingredients in a food processor or the blender in the order listed for about a minute or until the desired consistency is reached. Serve chilled.

Recipe Courtesy
Best Health Mag

Remember you can always add protein or some nuts, or add whatever that’ll make you enjoy these drinks even more. Just make sure not to add too many ingredients. Keep it simple and smooth.

And, on that healthy note, Happy Weekend to you all!

Get Fit, Vancouver!

Picture Credit - heartacademy.org
Picture Credit – heartacademy.org

First things first, finally, we can have some sun!Yaaay 🙂

The healthy lifestyle (*cough* New Year Resolution *cough*) we’ve been trying to fulfill all year long will come at ease as we can finally go out, enjoy the nature ,and bring our workout routines outside our homes. There’s nothing wrong with at-home exercises, but there’s also something more fulfilling when you get out there and see the beautiful day ahead of you and meet new people. Though the past few days have been gloomy, we are finally getting some sun today and even more… Summer is around the corner. While many of us want to have that beach bod ,we have to remember that having the ideal body means getting fit. More FITspiration, and less THINspiration (YES!)

Feeling great inside is more than just looking good outside. It’s all about diet. Now, diet does not necessarily mean starvation. It is a lifestyle, you are what you eat. A healthy lifestyle revolves around exercise, lots of water, good food: fruits and vegetables, and less stress. Of course, everyone is different, and one person’s diet does not necessarily work for everyone. It is very important to do some research first, or speak with a professional to learn about your ideal diet. There are a lot of websites that offer good advice when it comes to nutrition, and professionals out there who are more than happy to assist you.

For starters, here are a few around Vancouver-

YOGA

  1. Moksha Yoga
  2. Tantra Fitness
  3. Chopra Yoga Center

PILATES

  1. Pilates Unlimited Fitness
  2. Form Body Lab
  3. Pacific Spirit Pilates

GYM and Martial Arts Training

  1. Anytime Fitness Vancouver
  2. Tactix Gym
  3. Studeo 55

Get yourself prepped up for some swimming, hiking, trailing, traveling, or whatever adventure you are looking forward to this year because we want you to Get fit Daily! 😉