Though schools started here today it is still 90F and it doesn’t feel like Autumn yet. BUT the orchards have Honeycrisp Apples available and for the first time in my life I’m craving apples. Legitimately looking forward to my daily apple. There are worse things to be craving.
Fitness wise I’m still doing HIIT, lifting, walking, hiking, and yoga. I would have likely always done these things but I’m a bit more determined after my doctor told me not to do a particular hike or do ab exercises. Old school medical advice had a way of firing me up to continue my exercise regimen.
With the heat and obviously being pregnant hydration is important! Long time readers will also recall I have SVT which I’ve been able to treat with increasing potassium, magnesium, and salt in my diet. I packed this smoothie with spinach, apple, coconut water, hemp hearts (omega 3s and omega 6s), chia seeds (omega 3s), cinnamon, and a date. SO many good things!!! I tried this without the date at first and it wasn’t for me. The date raises the sugar content but without it I was getting too much spinach flavor for my tastes.
This smoothie is perfect after a long walk to rehydrate and replenish my energy for the rest of the day.
- 1 cup coconut water
- 1 cup ice
- 1 apple, cored
- 1 date, pitted,
- ½ cup spinach
- 2 TBS hemp hearts
- 1 TBS chia seeds
- dash of cinnamon
- Place all the ingredients in your blender and blend until smooth.