#SummerStrong

#SummerStrong Outdoor Workout

HELLO Summer! I hope that y'all had a beautiful weekend that was filled with lots of sunshine laughter, good food, and outdoor adventures! The sun was shining brightly here on Nantucket and we made sure to soak it ALL UP. Life has been busy, non-stop, run around crazy, but it is beautiful and fun and I am just doing what I can when I can, while still being able to enjoy life...Yes it is definitely easier said than done, but I love what I do and what is happening on this island professionally, so I am just going to roll with it. Still working on balance and the personal side, but that will happen...

#SummerStrong

Smoothie game is still going STRONG and I am plowing through these Bob's Red Mill Nutritional Boosters. I honestly LOVE them and I like the way they make my body feel...the taste...no side effects...and that I can load them up with whatever add-ins I am craving.

Strawberry Kale Chocolate Protein Smoothie with Tamari Pumpkin Seeds

Mango Chai Protein Smoothie with Nuttzo Original Peanut Crunchy

It has been way too long since I have shared a workout, but I figured that this would be an appropriate time since we are celebrating the #SummerStrong and #FuelYourAwesomeness Challenge (which is July 18 - July 23). Moving and nourishing your body go in hand in hand...You need to do BOTH to feel and look your best inside and out. 

I created this workout for the gym, but I made some changes so that you can do this outside at home and soak up that Summer air. I am a Pisces...I LOVE the water...the sunshine...and just being outside and of course being active outside. And these pieces of equipment are inexpensive...I believe in having a stability ball, a set of dumbbells, and a jump rope at home. You can do LOTS of workouts with these tools. So pick some up and store them in your basement or garage and you can use them year round. 

And onto the workout...Here are a few tips: 

  • Warm up with 15-20 minutes of cardio if you want to get in a full hour;
  • Do 3 rounds of each circuit and then move onto the next circuit;
  • Rest 45-60 second between each round;
  • Remember to hydrate, breathe, and focus on form...not speed!
#SummerStrong

Make sure to head on over to my Instagram feed and follow along and enter the GIVEAWAY and of course make sure to print out this workout and give it a try on one of these beautiful Summer days...Oh and if you are just itching to get your hands onto Bob Red Mill's Nutritional Boosters, you can print out a coupon HERE

Have a fabulous start to the new week friends!

Has your "smoothie game" been strong this Summer?

Are you taking your workouts outside to soak up that Vitamin D?

Natalie's Orchid Orange Beet Smoothie

I love how my smoothie titles are a serious mouthful, but gosh darn they are so good! And I cannot stop making smoothies because well it is Summer and Summer time is about smoothies either in a bowl or an "almost" empty nut butter jar. As of lately I have been having up to 4 smoothies a week and thanks to Natalie's Orchid Island Juice Company I am set for the next couple of weeks. My smoothie game is STRONG! 

Typically when I make a smoothie after my morning workout, I just use water...So when I received a big old box of squeezed fresh Florida juices from Natalie's, it was time to take up the smoothie game another notch. I LOVE this Orange Beet flavor! I am not really in love with just orange juice, but I do like it when it is blended with another flavor. It is a nice refreshing combo. Since you do not need to use the whole bottle for the smoothie, you can save it for later and a little seltzer to it, to make a bubbly afternoon spritzer. Or if you have had a really long day, you could do a Summer Cocktail as well. Whatever makes YOU happy! 

Today, I am going with this smoothie! All of my favorites have shown up for this party and it is packed with all the nutrients to help you recover after your workout and power you through the morning. 

Ingredients: 

Directions: 

  1. Throw all of your ingredients into your blender;
  2. Blend until smooth;
  3. Top with additional cherries or nut butter! ENJOY!

I am having a fabulous giveaway with Natalie's on Instagram, so make sure that you head on over to my account and enter for your chance to win these delicious squeezed fresh Florida juices. And if you have the time, learn more about this great family owned company

Do you ever add juice to your smoothies? If so, what kind?

*Disclaimer: I have partnered with Natalie's Orchid Island Juice on this review and was compensated. All thoughts and opinions are my own. It means a lot that you are supporting Natalie's Orchid Island Juice by reading this today!

Chai Cherry Nut Butter Protein Smoothie

YES...The title of this smoothie sounds as good as it tastes! All of my absolute favorites in one jar is the absolute perfect smoothie combination to have after a sweaty summer workout. Join me over the next couple of weeks with FitApproach for the #SummerChallenge and spread the word about Bob's Red Mill Nutritional Boosters!

Last week I received this big old box of deliciousness from Bob's Red Mill and FitApproach. There are enough protein powders, flavors, and recipes to last me for months. High-Fives to this #SummerChallenge that will entail lots of healthy and delicious recipes. I am a BIG fan of Bob's Red Mill products, so I was very excited to be chosen to review their new products. 

I am very skeptical when it comes to protein powders because a lot of the time I do not agree with the ingredients and neither does my body. I also do not rely on protein powders as they are not REAL foods, but they are a great substitute for getting the protein, calories, and nourishment that my body needs while training. Plus, when you find a good protein powder, the recipe creations are endless...Happy Belly = Happy Katie! 

Bob’s Red Mill Natural Foods produces more than 400 products, including a full line of certified gluten free products and an extensive line of certified organic products. With a wide variety of whole-grain products—from flours and hot cereals to baking mixes and grains—Bob’s Red Mill has “whole grain foods for every meal of the day.” An Employee-Owned company, Bob’s Red Mill is the nation’s leader in stone milling and is dedicated to producing natural foods in a natural way. They stone grind all common and many uncommon grains into flours and meals on over one-hundred- year-old mills. With all of the sophisticated knowledge of recent times, no machinery has yet been developed that grinds grains into flour as well as these slow-turning, flint-hard quartz millstones of the kind used by millers since ancient times. I LOVE this company and their product and I hope that after reading this post you will check them out and possibly even make some purchases and join the #SummerChallenge to live a healthy and active Summer! 

And now onto that smoothie...

Ingredients: 

Directions: 

  • Add all ingredients into your blender! (I use the Ninja Blender and LOVE IT)
  • Blend until smooth as can be;
  • Pour into an "almost empty" nut butter jar of choice;
  • Top with remaining cherries and ENJOY!

I love everything about this smoothie and I hope you will try it sometime this Summer! I think next time I am going to make a Vanilla Mango Nut Butter Smoothie...Mangoes are the fruit of the week that I have been currently crushing on. Yes...they are a pain in the butt to peel, but 100% worth it...Stay tuned...Happy Monday Friends! XOXO

What are YOUR favorite Bob's Red Mill products?