Monday, July 14, 2014

Juggling Real Food and Real Life Presents.........Lean Lena's Apple Banana Watermelon Smoothie

Our first entry in the Juggling Real Food and Real Life Smoothie Competition is is Lean.  She is an energetic and fun lady and her blog is highly motivational.  Stop on over and visit after you take a look at her smoothie recipe here. 

Don't forget..........the winner of the competition is determined by the recipe which has the most votes. A vote is a written comment at the bottom of the post. Read the post, leave a comment, cast your vote and.........best of all.......try the recipe.

And now here is Lena..............

Hi everyone! I’m Lena – the Lena behind Lean Lena blog. J



Lena

My blog is mostly about my way to my personal transformation – from the body I’ve been neglecting for the most of my life, to the body I’ve always wanted to have – fit, strong and beautiful.

I am not there yet, but I can see the progress and enjoy every step of the way!

I have started this journey on an ordinary day in February 2013. I was in the car with my husband and kids when I said, “I will go and work out at the YMCA every day for a month starting today”. And so I did.
Once I was done with one month, I just couldn’t stop.

Results – I’ve lost almost 20 pounds (9 kg) and counting, I am 2 sizes down in clothes, and I feel lighter, better, healthier and happier than ever.

I have recently become a certified spinning instructor and I now teach indoor cycling classes at my local YMCA. Back in 2013 I didn’t even know what Spinning® was!
As I started my journey to a healthier lifestyle, one of the first things I needed to change was my diet. That was when I discovered healthy smoothies and started experimenting with my own recipes and different ingredients to make those smoothies not only healthy, but delicious.

Today I wanted to share with you one of my most favorite recipes I came up with, which is just perfect as midday summertime snack! It’s light, easy to make and delicious! And I’ll bet you have most of the ingredients for it at home right now!

APPLE-BANANA-WATERMELON SMOOTHIE


Apple Banana Watermelon Smoothie

YOU WILL NEED:

§  1 apple

§  1 banana (fresh or frozen)

§  1 cup watermelon cubes

§  1/2 cup almond milk

§  1/2 cup cottage cheese

§  1 tbsp honey

§  3-4 fresh mint leaves

INSTRUCTIONS:

1. Get the ingredients ready



Ingredients for Apple Banana Watermelon Smoothie

2. Cut watermelon and apple into cubes, add to blender.



Add fruit to blender

3. Cut the banana (if you're using it fresh not frozen) and add to blender. I prepared mine the night before and put it in the freezer



Frozen Banana Packs for Smoothies

4. Add milk, cottage cheese, mint and honey to the mix.

5. Blend well, and then whip for a few seconds.

6. Enjoy:



Refreshing Apple Banana Watermelon Smoothie

Big thanks to Christina for having me today and to you for stopping by to check out my recipe! Please, leave a comment to vote for my recipe in this competition.

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Now it's your turn...........leave your comments below and cast your vote for Lean Lena's Apple Banana Watermelon Smoothie.  Are you a fruit smoothie person?  Do you like to add vegetables to yours?  Do eat your smoothies as a breakfast, lunch, snack or dessert?

Make sure you check back tomorrow for another great smoothie recipe!


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