Well, hello there! How was everybody’s weekend? Good, I hope! Mine was pretty uneventful which is why I skipped out on doing a post on Friday. No one wants to listen to me complain about work, am I right? Well, even though my weekend was spent working, I am pretty pumped about today’s post! And no, it’s not just because of this thick & creamy smoothie.
We’ll get to that in a minute but let’s talk about this cold drink first, k? K. So, there’s some good stuff in this smoothie right herr yawls.
Besides being packed with refreshing fruity flavor from diced mango, banana, peaches, and a little bit of orange-pineapple juice, it’s also made with vanilla Greek yogurt to give it that comforting, rich and creamy texture.
Seriously, how many times am I going to say creamy today? I guess I can’t think of a better way to describe it… Anyway, what I’m trying to tell you is that this is one tasty smoothie. And (if it weren’t for the light green color) you would never know that it’s sneaking in a serving of muscle-building fresh spinach and skin-glowing carrots.
What? Skin-glowing carrots? Yes…they’re not just good for your peepers like your mama used to tell you. The beta-carotene is also great for the skin. Drink this and be gorgeous darling, just gorgeous!
Creamy Mango Yogurt Smoothie Inspired by Iowa Girl Eats
- 1 cup frozen mango
- 1/2 cup frozen peaches
- 1 medium-size frozen banana
- 2 small carrots, peeled and diced
- 1 and 1/2 cups baby spinach
- 3/4 cup (6 ounces) vanilla Chobani
- 1/2 cup orange-pineapple juice*
Makes 2 servings
- In a blender, combine frozen mango, peaches and banana along with vanilla Greek yogurt.
- Add diced carrots and spinach, then pour in juice and blend on high until a smooth and creamy texture has formed.
*I actually used an orange juice blended with pineapple, mango and apple (which was deelicious) but you could use any orange juice blend and it would taste just as good.
So…you know when the best time to drink a nice cold, protein-packed, healthy smoothie is?
Right after a great workout, of course! After I wrote my review of Ramona Braganza’s 321 Method Level One DVD, I tweeted Ramona to let her know how much I love her product and she was kind enough to send me an extra copy to give away to a lucky reader!
Honestly, I can’t stress enough how great this DVD is. It’s a perfect at-home option for those don’t have the time to make it to the gym (new moms or commuters, like myself) or for those who can’t afford a gym membership. All you need is a little bit of space, a small step bench (like they use in BodyPump) or incline bench, a set of dumbbells and you’re good to go! Even if you do have a gym membership or access to a small gym, it is a great way to spice up your routine with some new moves and her awesome 321 method. You could watch the DVD once and take notes on the routine and moves to take with you to the gym later.
Either way, it’s great for some new fitness motivation and we could all use that with summertime right around the corner. To enter the giveaway, log in to the Rafflecopter with your email or Facebook account and follow the directions for multiple entries for more chances to win. After the giveaway closes on Friday, June 21st, I will notify the winner via email to get your mailing address. Thanks for entering and good luck! a Rafflecopter giveaway
Hope you all have a great Monday! What is your favorite post workout snack? What are your favorite things to put in a smoothie? Disclaimer: Although I was provided a free copy of Ramona Braganza’s 321 Method DVD to give away to a reader, I was not compensated for this post. All opinions are entirely my own.