Delicious and Healthy Blueberry Smoothies!

Delicious and Healthy Blueberry Smoothies!

Blueberry smoothies are an all time “Fittbe Fave”! Antioxidants galore, and the color seems to make them an extra treat! These blueberry smoothies are also so simple to make!

Healthy Blueberry Smoothie Recipe

  • 1 banana
  • 1 cup of yogurt (greek yogurt is our favorite)
  • 1 cup of blueberries (frozen)
  • 1/2 cup of a second sweet fruit (eg. mango or strawberry)
  • 3 tablespoon of vanilla protein powder (we love the one the carry at Trade Joes)
  • 1 cup spinach leaves
  • 3/4’s cup almond milk
  • Garnish with mint and a few whole fresh blueberries

Simply blend together in a good blender. If you like your smoothie a bit thicker, use less milk, and if you’d like it a bit more drinkable, use more! If you’d like it sweeter, we suggest just a bit of agave nectar!

Your Fittbe Pre Thanksgiving Workout Challenge!

Your Fittbe Pre Thanksgiving Workout Challenge!

Turkey day is on the way friends, and we like to indulge. There is no calorie counting on that gorgeous third Thursday of November. So how about putting a little “money in the bank!” Try the pre thanksgiving workout challenge!

Here is the challenge because you know we love our 16’s!

 

 

16 Pumpkin Squats (No need to use a real pumpkin – but we did! LOL, you can use a weight instead of pumpkin), get nice and low, but make sure that you track your knees and keep your core engaged. For this first one just hold that pumpkin at chest height.

16 more Pumpkin Squats with overhead lifts!

16 Pilgrim Twists (yes! usually, these babies are called Russian twists

16 Ronde de Jambes on the right

16 Ronde De Jambes on the left

8 Pilates push ups (remember from your apps, these babies include a full roll up to a standing position, in between, and be sure to keep your elbows in close!

Done? Now Instagram a pic of yourself doing one of the moves from the challenge + tag a friend for a chance to win a cute pair of tights or a tank from one of our partners. ??

Be sure to tag @Fittbe_Workouts and #Fittbe

 

Feel like doing Barre? Pilates, or Stretching? Links are hot and so are you!

 

Pumpkin Spice Latte: Make at Home!

Pumpkin Spice Latte: Make at Home!

We’re working on really enjoying Fall and taking all the goodness of this season in, so it’s time for a make at home pumpkin spice latte!

There is so much love about this time of year, and we’ve started a list of favorite things. In addition to cinnamon coffee and oversized cozy socks, it’s pumpkin spice latte time too!

Make at Home Pumpkin Spice Latte!

If you want to try and make the pumpkin spice latte at home, here’s a recipe we tried!

 

You might also like some of these other fantastic recipes we found for pumpkin spice lattes!

Recipe Girl

Inspired Taste

 

Other good ways to enjoy fall – Try some of the Fittbe Fall Challenges! wear very oversized cozy socks! Make cinnamon everything! Go for a walk in the leaves! Do Pilates! 

 

 

 

Must try Healthy Brownies!

Must try Healthy Brownies!

In honor of a day we hope you all celebrate (national brownie day), lol, we thought we would share 3 of our favorite recipes for healthy brownies!

For the Pumpkin Fiend

Chocolate Pumpkin Brownies from Lorna Jane Activewear’s Move Nourish Believe! The pumpkin in these is oh so healthy, and they taste delicious. Prep time is about 3 hours though, so do make sure you leave yourself some time!

For the Health “Nut”

Healthy Breakfast Brownies are another fave! If you love walnuts, then this is the recipe you’ll want to make. If you haven’t checked out JS HEALTH by Jessica Sepel, you need to see what tasty and healthy creations she has up her sleeve!

For the Chocolate Lover

Now we know what you might be thinking – don’t all of these brownies feature chocolate? They are brownies! Well yes they do, but, Joy Food Sunshine has created these healthy greek yogurt brownies with chocolate ganache! Need we say more?

 

Breakfast Picks for the Week!

Breakfast Picks for the Week!

In an interview with Time, Dr. Walter Willett, chair of nutrition at Harvard School of Public Health suggested the excellent and energizing breakfast of “a combination of whole grains, nuts and fruit, plus a bit of yogurt.” We loved this idea – berries? Yes please, so here’s a great combo to try out this week:

Berries, Granola & Yogurt:

photo by @wildandinlove

Breakfast granola for the week – one of our top morning treats!

-A cup and a half of mixed berries (blueberries, blackberries, raspberries and strawberries

-Sprinkle granola and add almond milk on top

-Add a couple of spoonfuls of plain yogurt with no added sugar such as Annie’s Homegrown.

For the granola, we love sugar free, and here’s a great recipe from Super Healthy Kids. 

Avocado Toast:

This might possibly be our favorite breakfast of all time as it tastes too good to be true!

We prefer a hearty seedy bread with no added sugar. A great option is Ezekiel 4:9 Sprouted Whole Grain Bread, and we always pick this one up at Trader Joes. 

Get your beautiful bread, and toast it up. Take your avocado and mash it up in a bowl with a little salt and pepper. Spread it on your toast. And now.. fry an egg as you desire, or add tomatoes to the top. Breakfast seriously never tasted so good. Our weekend plan calls for some buffalo mozzarella too!

 

Simple Green Moms has great avocado toast instructions, and they went so far as to even explain how to pick you best avocados at the grocery store!

 Be sure to share your healthy breakfasts with the # FITTBE for RT’s and Regrams. Let’s keep this fit life going!

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