1. Rice Cake Flowers
  2. Avocado Pasta with Smoky Pecans
  3. Caterpillar Fruit Kebabs
  4. Creamy Golden Milk Smoothie
  5. Instant Pot Mushroom Masala
  6. Aquafaba Granola (Oil-Free!)
  7. BBQ Bean Bowls
  8. Vegan Paleo Grain free Chocolate Chip Cookies with Coconut flour
  9. Easy Probiotic-Cultured Vegan Cheese
  10. Vegan Recipes and Snack Ideas for Camp and Travel
  11. Vegan Spanish Rice Bowl with Taco Spice Roasted Cauliflower
  12. Cheesy Chili Baked Potato Fries (Oil-Free!)
  13. Pulled BBQ Jackfruit Sandwiches
  14. Baked Blueberry Cheesecake {Vegan Comfort Classics} + Giveaway!
  15. Baked Blueberry Cheesecake {Vegan Comfort Classics} + Giveaway!
  16. Lentil Bolognese with Spaghetti
  17. Vegan Mother’s Day Brunch Recipes!
  18. The Perfect Bowl of Oats
  19. Vegan Cinnamon Swirl Cake
  20. Cinnamon Raisin Peanut Butter
  21. Ask Angela: Shelf-stable work lunch ideas, swapping chickpea miso, Scottsdale restaurant tips, and more!
  22. Instant Pot Cauliflower Soup – Smoky Vegan Cauliflower Soup
  23. Curry-Roasted Fennel Salad with Rosemary Tahini Dressing
  24. Things I’m Loving Lately: May 2, 2018
  25. Tempeh Tandoori Tikka Bowl with Cilantro Mint Chutney
  26. Mango Coconut Yogurt (Coconut Cult Dupe!)
  27. Lentil Brownies – Fudgy Nut Butter & Lentil Brownies
  28. Cultured Vegan Sour Cream
  29. Ask Angela: High-protein vegan entrées, turning muffins into doughnuts, how I soak seeds/nuts, and more!
  30. 3 Ways to Enjoy Raspberry Acai Chocolate Bars
  31. 3 Ways to Enjoy Raspberry Acai Chocolate Bars
  32. Glow Getter: Fresh Restaurants and Juice Bars Founder Ruth Tal
  33. Vegan Japanese Curry in Instant Pot (Saucepan Option)
  34. Super Cleansing Slaw with Rosemary Dressing
  35. Banana Yogurt Goose Pops
  36. Barbecue Lentil Farro Cauliflower Bake – BBQ Casserole
  37. Vegan White Hot Chocolate
  38. Ask Angela: The spiralizer I use, make-ahead Superfood Porridge, Chocolate “Nutella” swaps, and more!
  39. 25 Easy Lentil Recipes
  40. Fudgy Vegan Brownie Cookies
  41. Vegan Yack Attack On the Go!: Portobello Fajita Salad
  42. Vegan Yack Attack On the Go!: Portobello Fajita Salad
  43. Crazy Mug Lady: A round-up of my fave mugs!
  44. Lentil Fritters in Eggplant, Sweet Potato Coconut Stew – Bengali Chapor Ghonto
  45. 5-Minute Raw Banana Splits
  46. Deconstructed Vegan Summer Rolls
  47. Ask Angela: Favourite uses for hemp hearts, make-ahead lentil loaf tips, my go-to wrap, and more!
  48. 5-Minute Veggie Coconut Wraps
  49. Instant Pot Saag Aloo with Sweet Potatoes
  50. Vegan Biscuits and Gravy
  51. Vegan Biscuits and Gravy
  52. Curried Cauliflower, Grape, & Lentil Salad
  53. Tofu Achari Paneer – Tofu & Veggies in Achari Sauce
  54. Vegan 7-Layer Bars
  55. Ask Angela: Our go-to vegan sunscreen, freezing vegan taco “meat,” a reader poll, and more!
  56. Vegan Chocolate Chip Muffins with Coconut
  57. Air Fryer BBQ Lentil Meatballs – #VYAPantrychallenge
  58. Air Fryer BBQ Lentil Meatballs – #VYAPantrychallenge
  59. Lentil Mushroom Stew Over Mashed Potatoes
  60. Vegan Rose Sauce Farfalle Pasta with Roasted Veggies
  61. Roasted Plantain & Black Bean Vegan Bowl
  62. 15 Vegan Easter Brunch and Dessert Recipes
  63. Vegan No-Bake Coconut Yogurt Cheesecake
  64. Things I’m Loving Lately: March 29, 2018
  65. April Fools Pranks Your Kids Will Love
  66. Cake Sushi
  67. Ginger Coriander Sprouted Lentils Avocado Toast
  68. Refreshing Strawberry Turmeric Salad
  69. Refreshing Strawberry Turmeric Salad
  70. Creamy Vegetable Risotto (30 Minutes!)
  71. 6 Month Anniv, Table of Contents and Tips – Vegan Richa’s Everyday Kitchen Cookbook!
  72. 25 Healthy Vegan Gluten Free Dinner Recipes
  73. Easy 1-Pot Black Beans from Scratch
  74. Vegan Spinach Pinwheels with Cream Cheese
  75. Carrot Garden Cupcakes
  76. Ask Angela: A protein-packed lunch idea, tomato-free Cozy Stew, family meal times, and more
  77. 1-Bowl Vegan Gluten-Free Vanilla Cake
  78. Veggie Chickpea Potato Soup in Instant Pot
  79. Nutty Crusted Butternut Squash Bowl with 10-Spice Roasted Chickpeas
  80. Lentil Sloppy Joes
  81. Smoky BBQ Black Bean Burger
  82. Eggplant & Tofu in Soy Lime Sauce – Baked Eggplant stir fry
  83. Ask Angela: A new spin on my Raw Chocolate Brownies, my DIY food styling tricks, and more
  84. Cauliflower Fried Rice – 1 Pot
  85. Easy Vegan Gluten-Free Pizza Crust
  86. 20 Lucky St Patricks Day Food Ideas
  87. Things I’m Loving Lately: March 12, 2018
  88. Leprechaun Apple Hats
  89. Baked Quinoa Black Bean Falafel
  90. Mint Chocolate Chip Pancakes
  91. Shamrock Pizza
  92. Vegan Keema Naan with Keema Lentils
  93. Ask Angela: Tips for drinking more water, my go-to cookware, and more
  94. 30 Truffle Recipes (Vegan, Gluten Free)
  95. Glow Getter: Author, Speaker, and Nutritionist Meghan Telpner
  96. Instant Pot Tomato Soup with Cornmeal Crusted Tofu Croutons
  97. Salted Caramel French Toast Casserole
  98. Salted Caramel French Toast Casserole
  99. Roasted Eggplant Potatoes Chickpeas with Moroccan Merguez seasoning
  100. Rainbow Pancake Tacos
  101. How to Make a Leprechaun Trap
  102. Ask Angela: Savoury toddler snack ideas, nut-free flourless muffins, and more
  103. Shamrock Shake
  104. Thandai Phirni – Spiced Rice Flour Pudding
  105. Matcha Pancakes
  106. Flourless Bite-Sized Breakfast Muffins
  107. Mexican Pinto Beans (Vegan, Gluten Free)
  108. 15 High Protein Vegan Meals
  109. Mango BBQ Soy Curls or Jackfruit Tacos
  110. Triple Almond Energy Balls (vegan, grain-free, naturally sweetened)
  111. Double Chocolate Granola Bars (Vegan)
  112. Ask Angela: My morning coffee recipes, Instant Pot reader poll, and more!
  113. Chocolate Protein Ice Cream {VIDEO} – #VYApantrychallenge
  114. PB&J Buckwheat Granola – #VYAPantryChallenge
  115. 16 Fun Vegan Appetizers!
  116. Rocky Road Popcorn Clusters
  117. White Bean Beer Fondue
  118. Refined Sugar-Free Raspberry Hot Cocoa
  119. Avocado Mousse Parfaits with Strawberries & Coconut Whipped Cream
  120. Update + Coconut and Berries in 2016
  121. Courgetti Salad with Cherry Tomatoes, Grilled Corn & Herby Dressing
  122. A Vegan Dinner Party with La Belle Assiette
  123. Plant-Powered Families: Review & Double Chocolate Orange Banana Muffins
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  125. Vegan Hazelnut-Coffee Mousse (& Banana Crunch Parfaits)
  126. Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto & Asparagus Quinoa Salad
  127. Review: Healthy Nibbles Box
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  129. Mini Vegan Pizza Potato Skins
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  132. Black Rosé Punch
  133. Susan’s Panzanella with Grilled Eggplant, Polenta & Vegan Parmesan
  134. Fitness Friday: Banana Almond Butter Recovery Smoothie + 5 Fav Boot Camps for Summer
  135. Vegan 4th of July!
  136. BBQ Pulled Jackfruit
  137. Creamy Dreamy Avocado Zucchini Pasta
  138. Sake & Plum Wine Sangria
Friday, May 25, 2018
  1. Rice Cake Flowers
  2. Avocado Pasta with Smoky Pecans
  3. Caterpillar Fruit Kebabs
  4. Creamy Golden Milk Smoothie
  5. Instant Pot Mushroom Masala
  6. Aquafaba Granola (Oil-Free!)
  7. BBQ Bean Bowls
  8. Vegan Paleo Grain free Chocolate Chip Cookies with Coconut flour
  9. Easy Probiotic-Cultured Vegan Cheese
  10. Vegan Recipes and Snack Ideas for Camp and Travel
  11. Vegan Spanish Rice Bowl with Taco Spice Roasted Cauliflower
  12. Cheesy Chili Baked Potato Fries (Oil-Free!)
  13. Pulled BBQ Jackfruit Sandwiches
  14. Baked Blueberry Cheesecake {Vegan Comfort Classics} + Giveaway!
  15. Baked Blueberry Cheesecake {Vegan Comfort Classics} + Giveaway!
  16. Lentil Bolognese with Spaghetti
  17. Vegan Mother’s Day Brunch Recipes!
  18. The Perfect Bowl of Oats
  19. Vegan Cinnamon Swirl Cake
  20. Cinnamon Raisin Peanut Butter
  21. Ask Angela: Shelf-stable work lunch ideas, swapping chickpea miso, Scottsdale restaurant tips, and more!
  22. Instant Pot Cauliflower Soup – Smoky Vegan Cauliflower Soup
  23. Curry-Roasted Fennel Salad with Rosemary Tahini Dressing
  24. Things I’m Loving Lately: May 2, 2018
  25. Tempeh Tandoori Tikka Bowl with Cilantro Mint Chutney
  26. Mango Coconut Yogurt (Coconut Cult Dupe!)
  27. Lentil Brownies – Fudgy Nut Butter & Lentil Brownies
  28. Cultured Vegan Sour Cream
  29. Ask Angela: High-protein vegan entrées, turning muffins into doughnuts, how I soak seeds/nuts, and more!
  30. 3 Ways to Enjoy Raspberry Acai Chocolate Bars
  31. 3 Ways to Enjoy Raspberry Acai Chocolate Bars
  32. Glow Getter: Fresh Restaurants and Juice Bars Founder Ruth Tal
  33. Vegan Japanese Curry in Instant Pot (Saucepan Option)
  34. Super Cleansing Slaw with Rosemary Dressing
  35. Banana Yogurt Goose Pops
  36. Barbecue Lentil Farro Cauliflower Bake – BBQ Casserole
  37. Vegan White Hot Chocolate
  38. Ask Angela: The spiralizer I use, make-ahead Superfood Porridge, Chocolate “Nutella” swaps, and more!
  39. 25 Easy Lentil Recipes
  40. Fudgy Vegan Brownie Cookies
  41. Vegan Yack Attack On the Go!: Portobello Fajita Salad
  42. Vegan Yack Attack On the Go!: Portobello Fajita Salad
  43. Crazy Mug Lady: A round-up of my fave mugs!
  44. Lentil Fritters in Eggplant, Sweet Potato Coconut Stew – Bengali Chapor Ghonto
  45. 5-Minute Raw Banana Splits
  46. Deconstructed Vegan Summer Rolls
  47. Ask Angela: Favourite uses for hemp hearts, make-ahead lentil loaf tips, my go-to wrap, and more!
  48. 5-Minute Veggie Coconut Wraps
  49. Instant Pot Saag Aloo with Sweet Potatoes
  50. Vegan Biscuits and Gravy
  51. Vegan Biscuits and Gravy
  52. Curried Cauliflower, Grape, & Lentil Salad
  53. Tofu Achari Paneer – Tofu & Veggies in Achari Sauce
  54. Vegan 7-Layer Bars
  55. Ask Angela: Our go-to vegan sunscreen, freezing vegan taco “meat,” a reader poll, and more!
  56. Vegan Chocolate Chip Muffins with Coconut
  57. Air Fryer BBQ Lentil Meatballs – #VYAPantrychallenge
  58. Air Fryer BBQ Lentil Meatballs – #VYAPantrychallenge
  59. Lentil Mushroom Stew Over Mashed Potatoes
  60. Vegan Rose Sauce Farfalle Pasta with Roasted Veggies
  61. Roasted Plantain & Black Bean Vegan Bowl
  62. 15 Vegan Easter Brunch and Dessert Recipes
  63. Vegan No-Bake Coconut Yogurt Cheesecake
  64. Things I’m Loving Lately: March 29, 2018
  65. April Fools Pranks Your Kids Will Love
  66. Cake Sushi
  67. Ginger Coriander Sprouted Lentils Avocado Toast
  68. Refreshing Strawberry Turmeric Salad
  69. Refreshing Strawberry Turmeric Salad
  70. Creamy Vegetable Risotto (30 Minutes!)
  71. 6 Month Anniv, Table of Contents and Tips – Vegan Richa’s Everyday Kitchen Cookbook!
  72. 25 Healthy Vegan Gluten Free Dinner Recipes
  73. Easy 1-Pot Black Beans from Scratch
  74. Vegan Spinach Pinwheels with Cream Cheese
  75. Carrot Garden Cupcakes
  76. Ask Angela: A protein-packed lunch idea, tomato-free Cozy Stew, family meal times, and more
  77. 1-Bowl Vegan Gluten-Free Vanilla Cake
  78. Veggie Chickpea Potato Soup in Instant Pot
  79. Nutty Crusted Butternut Squash Bowl with 10-Spice Roasted Chickpeas
  80. Lentil Sloppy Joes
  81. Smoky BBQ Black Bean Burger
  82. Eggplant & Tofu in Soy Lime Sauce – Baked Eggplant stir fry
  83. Ask Angela: A new spin on my Raw Chocolate Brownies, my DIY food styling tricks, and more
  84. Cauliflower Fried Rice – 1 Pot
  85. Easy Vegan Gluten-Free Pizza Crust
  86. 20 Lucky St Patricks Day Food Ideas
  87. Things I’m Loving Lately: March 12, 2018
  88. Leprechaun Apple Hats
  89. Baked Quinoa Black Bean Falafel
  90. Mint Chocolate Chip Pancakes
  91. Shamrock Pizza
  92. Vegan Keema Naan with Keema Lentils
  93. Ask Angela: Tips for drinking more water, my go-to cookware, and more
  94. 30 Truffle Recipes (Vegan, Gluten Free)
  95. Glow Getter: Author, Speaker, and Nutritionist Meghan Telpner
  96. Instant Pot Tomato Soup with Cornmeal Crusted Tofu Croutons
  97. Salted Caramel French Toast Casserole
  98. Salted Caramel French Toast Casserole
  99. Roasted Eggplant Potatoes Chickpeas with Moroccan Merguez seasoning
  100. Rainbow Pancake Tacos
  101. How to Make a Leprechaun Trap
  102. Ask Angela: Savoury toddler snack ideas, nut-free flourless muffins, and more
  103. Shamrock Shake
  104. Thandai Phirni – Spiced Rice Flour Pudding
  105. Matcha Pancakes
  106. Flourless Bite-Sized Breakfast Muffins
  107. Mexican Pinto Beans (Vegan, Gluten Free)
  108. 15 High Protein Vegan Meals
  109. Mango BBQ Soy Curls or Jackfruit Tacos
  110. Triple Almond Energy Balls (vegan, grain-free, naturally sweetened)
  111. Double Chocolate Granola Bars (Vegan)
  112. Ask Angela: My morning coffee recipes, Instant Pot reader poll, and more!
  113. Chocolate Protein Ice Cream {VIDEO} – #VYApantrychallenge
  114. PB&J Buckwheat Granola – #VYAPantryChallenge
  115. 16 Fun Vegan Appetizers!
  116. Rocky Road Popcorn Clusters
  117. White Bean Beer Fondue
  118. Refined Sugar-Free Raspberry Hot Cocoa
  119. Avocado Mousse Parfaits with Strawberries & Coconut Whipped Cream
  120. Update + Coconut and Berries in 2016
  121. Courgetti Salad with Cherry Tomatoes, Grilled Corn & Herby Dressing
  122. A Vegan Dinner Party with La Belle Assiette
  123. Plant-Powered Families: Review & Double Chocolate Orange Banana Muffins
  124. Red Lentil, Spinach & Potato Curry with Baobab [& a Giveaway!]
  125. Vegan Hazelnut-Coffee Mousse (& Banana Crunch Parfaits)
  126. Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto & Asparagus Quinoa Salad
  127. Review: Healthy Nibbles Box
  128. Lemon, Ginger & Green Tea Smoothie + Optimum 9200 Blender Giveaway
  129. Mini Vegan Pizza Potato Skins
  130. Tempeh Pizza Three Ways
  131. The HappyCow Cookbook Review + Counter Culture’s Pasta with Pumpkin Curry Recipe
  132. Black Rosé Punch
  133. Susan’s Panzanella with Grilled Eggplant, Polenta & Vegan Parmesan
  134. Fitness Friday: Banana Almond Butter Recovery Smoothie + 5 Fav Boot Camps for Summer
  135. Vegan 4th of July!
  136. BBQ Pulled Jackfruit
  137. Creamy Dreamy Avocado Zucchini Pasta
  138. Sake & Plum Wine Sangria

BANANA ALMOND BUTTER RECOVERY SMOOTHIE + 5 FAV BOOT CAMPS FOR SUMMER

Welcome to the first edition of “Fitness Friday” where I’ll be posting a fitness related article with the goal of opening up conversations about being vegan and being fit. After all, the more calories ya burn the more delicious vegan treats ya can eat! This week is all about being vegan and being strong. What’s the secret to having it all?

I am not a certified fitness or nutrition anything, but for me incorporating 2-3 boot camp type workouts a week has made all the difference. Why? Because by combining intense cardio with strength moves you burn mega calories while simultaneously building muscle and getting toned. So, in this week’s post I’m reviewing my top five favorite boot camps for summer and sharing an oh-so-delicious, oh-so-protein-packed Banana Almond Butter Recovery Smoothie recipe.

Eat, drink, party, exercise. It all fits into a life filled with MORE.

BANANA ALMOND BUTTER RECOVERY SMOOTHIE + 5 FAV BOOT CAMPS FOR SUMMERThe Workouts (or click here to skip to the smoothie)

I define “boot camp” as any workout that is a challenging combo of cardio and strength moves. Don’t worry, no screaming army men involved. I first got hooked on boot camp workouts doing Camp Gladiator in Austin, which I miss so so so much! (Please come to Charlotte!!!) However, after months of being pretty lazy here in my new hometown, I realized that not having Camp Gladiator was no excuse for letting myself become a couch potato. So, I turned to Pinterest and started pinning and trying lots of boot camp workouts.

Besides the fact that they make you a calorie burning machine, one of the most fantastic things about boot camps is that they are perfect for summer. You can do them outside at the park in the sunshine with little to no equipment. After all, no one wants to be cooped up inside a gym during the best time of the year! Also, bootcamp workouts are fast-paced so there is no getting bored and they’re even better if you bring some friends along.

I’ve recruited my husband and a few friends to do these workouts with me and they’re hooked, too! My friend, Amanda, is feeling wedding dress ready and Jeremy even said his tight pants buttoned with no problem this week. Woo hoo! So grab a towel, an iPhone for tunes and a timer, and head outside to work up a sweat, catch some rays, and spend some time with friends. Multitasking like this makes me feel amazing and well-deserving of that post-workout smoothie!

Getting in shape and staying motivated is really tough, but thanks to these boot camp workouts, my vegan butt is finally getting whipped back into shape! In no particular order, here are my five favs that will have you looking and feeling good in no time!

4.0 from 1 reviews Workout #1: Print Graphic and workout posted with permission of Katie Uhran of She Rocks Fitness. Notes She Rocks Fitness makes me want to move to Houston just so I can go to meet Katie in person and go to one of her classes! She is totally inspirational and the workouts she posts are the perfect combo of challenging and doable. Like, no I don't want to do all those lunges or squats, but I know I CAN and it will be worth it in the end.
Why I Like It: This boot camp gives you a total body workout. Booty, abs, arms, legs: She Rocks Fitness has you covered. Also, the bursts of cardio that the jumping jacks and the mountain climbers provide kept my heart rate up the whole time. It's not going to be easy, but that's a good thing! The challenges this workout provides will keep you coming back for more.
Time & Equipment:
*Approx. 60 minutes
*Park bench, towel
Helpful Links & Notes:
*Check out the post at She Rocks Fitness to get all the workout details!
*Repeat each circuit 3 times and then rest 1 minute before moving onto the next circuit.
*Static Lunges
Modifications: This was the first boot camp workout that I did after nearly a year of not doing a single push-up or lunge! So, needless to say, I needed some modifications.
*If you're just beginning to workout, try completing each circuit twice instead of three times.
*For the planks, if you can't hold one for a full minute, set smaller goals and work your way up. Try holding it for 30 seconds and then 45 seconds until you work your way up to the full minute.
*If I'm short on time, I'll cut the workout down to the first and third circuits. 3.2.2708
4.0 from 1 reviews Workout #2: Print Graphic and workout posted with permission of Katie Uhran of She Rocks Fitness. Notes Okay, this just goes to show how awesome I think She Rocks Fitness is! Two of my five favorites are straight from the She Rock's blog. Also, did I mention how awesome I think the name of Katie's company is? I certainly feel like I rock after I finish one of her workouts. Girl Power!
Why I Like It: If there's one thing age has taught me, it's that it's all about the arms, baby. This workout will help you get the sexy sculpted arms, plus incorporates burst of cardio and plenty of leg work to have you feeling it the next day. (Ugh! Will there ever be a workout without squats?!)
Time & Equipment:
*Approx. 45 minutes
*Set of dumbbells (I started with 5 lbs., but am now up to 8 lbs.)
Helpful Links & Notes:
Check out the original post at She Rocks Fitness for all the details!
The first circuit is the hardest! If you can get through it, you can do the whole thing!
Modifications:
*For the cardio, I usually run a ½ mile or jump rope.
*Another option for the cardio is to do a minute each of a mix of "in-one-place-cardio" like high knees, butt kicks, jumping jacks, ski jumps, skips, etc. 3.2.2708
4.0 from 1 reviews Workout #3: Print Graphic and workout posted with permission of Ryan Gargiulo of Pause the Moment. Notes Pause the Moment is an awesome travel website where Ryan writes all about living each day to the fullest, traveling the world, and even provides workouts to help you stay fit while doing it.
Why I Like It: Since this Cardio Crush workout it's designed for travelers on the go, it's one you can do anytime, anywhere. No excuses! It's on the shorter side, but you work hard the WHOLE time. You'll know you've had a good workout when the time is up!
Time & Equipment:
*Approx. 30 minutes
*Jump Rope
*Set of Stairs
Helpful Links & Notes:
*Check out the original post at Pause the Moment for all the details!
*Burpees
Modifications:
*There's a small set of stairs at the park near me, so I use those, but if you can't find stairs, do high knees.
*No jump rope? Do butt kicks. 3.2.2708
4.0 from 1 reviews Workout #4 Print http://www.runningonrealfood.com/get-fit-fridays-7-killer-cardio-and-3030-mania-workout/ Graphic and workout posted with permission of Deryn Macey of Running on Real Food. Notes This Killer Cardio Workout is just one of many workouts posted on Deryn's Blog, Running on Real Food, that will totally kick your butt. Not to mention, Deryn is vegan and posts lots of yummy recipes. Seriously, what's not to love about her?! She's the kind of blogger I aspire to be and I'm not sure how she balances it all, but she's certainly doing a brilliant job.
Why I Like It: I am a runner and as some of you might remember from earlier posts, it's a goal of mine to run a half marathon in under two hours this year. That means I need to get faster! Interval workouts like this are what make you faster. I've also read that if you're trying to lose weight, doing intervals can help you get over weight loss plateaus. With the strength moves added in, the running is broken up a bit and you get a killer total body workout. Be prepared to sweat during this one!
Time & Equipment:
*Approx. 55 minutes
*Kettle Ball or dumbbell (optional)
Helpful Links & Notes:
*Check out the original post at Running on Real Food for all the details!
*Goblet Squat
*I like to use the Interval Run app when I do this workout. It beeps at you when you to tell you when to run faster and when to slow down so you don't have to be constantly watching the clock.
Modifications:
*For the goblet squats, you can complete them holding a dumbbell instead or just do regular squats.
*Not quite ready to run the whole thing? For the "easy" time you can walk if you need to, but challenge yourself to always run on the "sprints." Work your way up to being able to jog/run the whole thing.
*Another option is to cut the running times down from 10 minutes to 7 or 8 minutes and then challenge yourself to do one extra interval each round each time you do the workout. 3.2.2708
4.0 from 1 reviews Workout #5: Print Notes This workout is one that I adapted from a Cardio Strength Class that I took at the YMCA. It's a great combo of cardio and strength, but a little bit easier than Workout #4.
Why I Like It: My favorite thing about this workout is the time limit aspect because it challenges me to run faster and to not take unnecessary breaks during the strength moves. In my mind, I just keep reminding myself, "11 minutes, then a break. You can make it 11 minutes." I also like keeping time because although I have yet to get through all 30 burpees at the end, it's motivational to always try to beat the number I did the last time. Maybe one day I'll be able to do even more than 30!
Time & Equipment:
*Approx. 45 minutes
Helpful Links & Notes:
*You want to run hard during this workout since you're only doing a ½ mile at a time. it should be faster than your 5k pace.
*Leg Lifts
Modifications:
*You want to try to run hard for the full ½ mile, but if you need to walk, do it. It's important to take things at your own pace. Just remember to keep setting goals so you're always pushing yourself to go farther. 3.2.2708
What do you think? Ready to give some of these workouts a try? Let me know your thoughts by leaving a comment. I’d also love to hear about the kinds of workouts that you’re doing!

Banana Almond Butter Recovery Smoothie

After completing a challenging workout like the ones in my top 5, it’s important to make sure that your body gets all the nourishment it needs to stay energized and help your muscles recover. However, I have to admit that until recently, I hadn’t given the connection between my diet and my workouts much thought. Since I eat a variety of fruits and veggies and lots of protein-rich foods like tofu, tempeh, beans, and legumes, I just assumed that I was in the clear.

However, after my nearly year-long hiatus, I noticed that after I worked out like this, I would be SO sore, so I began to wonder…Was I getting enough protein to sustain these tough workouts?

It was time for an experiment, so I did some research about the kinds of foods that help your body recover from a workout and used that info to develop this recipe. Then, I put it to the test. I really didn’t think that it would make a difference at all. I kind of thought all the protein talk was a lot of hubbub, but you know what? It turns out that it does make a difference and a pretty big one. I had just sort of gotten used to being really sore after I did a boot camp, until I tried drinking this smoothie afterwards. I noticed that suddenly I was feeling pretty darn good the next morning and instead of two or three days of soreness after a really challenging workout, it was only maybe one day. It was quite an improvement!

So, I’m really excited to share this recipe with you and am eager to hear what you think! What do you do to ensure your getting all the protein and other nutrients your body needs? Do you have a secret smoothie or food recipe to help fuel your workout or to help you recover? What about protein powder, anyone have one they really like? Can’t wait to hear from you!

BANANA ALMOND BUTTER RECOVERY SMOOTHIE + 5 FAV BOOT CAMPS FOR SUMMER

4.0 from 1 reviews Banana Almond Butter Recovery Smoothie Print Prep time Total time A yummy protein and nutrient-packed treat after a tough workout. You're muscles will thank you later! Serves: 2 Ingredients

  • 1½ cups almond milk
  • 2 frozen bananas
  • 3 tbsp. almond butter
  • 3 medjool dates (pitted)
  • 3 tbsp. hemp seeds
  • 1 tsp. cocao powder
  • ½ tsp. cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients in a blender and blend for 5 minutes or more until desired smoothie texture is achieved.
  2. Serve immediately or refrigerate to drink later.

Notes *Add ¾ cup more almond milk to make a thinner shake and divide it into 3 servings to reduce calories.
*Peel bananas before freezing.
*Substitute regular bananas if you don't have time to freeze, but add some ice to get the cold smoothie texture.
*Save leftovers in the refrigerator. It will last a couple days and still tastes great! Nutrition Information Serving size: ½ recipe Calories: 406 Fat: 21 Carbohydrates: 50 Sugar: 41 Sodium: 123 Fiber: 8 Protein: 14 3.2.2708

BANANA ALMOND BUTTER RECOVERY SMOOTHIE + 5 FAV BOOT CAMPS FOR SUMMER

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