Erin’s Battle Of The Bulge Vs. A Green Power Smoothie
The battle of the bulge is real! That last 15 pounds that just won't go away after my hysterectomy last summer. I am already over 40 ... the waste-land for hormones. Add post-take-out-all-my-female-parts surgery and there you have it. Actually, the minute that clock struck twelve, my hormones quit. They said "Bye bye, Erin." I diet, I exercise, I try different kinds of vitamin/mineral regimens, AdvoCare, SlimFast, protein bars, and the list goes on and on.
It's a love-hate relationship -- I take Zumba Fitness classes, SPIN classes, I walk on the treadmill, light weight training, Yoga, all the stuff they tell you over and over to do. AND, I eat right most of the time. So, why is there a "tire" still around my tummy? I ask friends, and all they tell me is "welcome to your forties." WHAT? I did not ask for this. This is insane.
Enter the power smoothie. I have discovered a brilliant way to get high protein, super fruits, along with power greens all in one scrumptious smoothie made in my awesome Ninja. I personally use frozen blueberries, frozen strawberries, 1/2 a banana, ground cinnamon, my protein powder by Body Lab, and kale/spinach mix. Add a little water, and BAM....a delicious smoothie packed full of good stuff that tastes great (trust me, you can't taste the spinach/kale). Every morning, I blend it, put in my Wonder Woman tumbler, and off I go to Gator 99.5. It may not make that big of a difference, but I feel better and maybe, just maybe, my "tire" will deflate a little. Stay tuned, this "tire" is GOING DOWN. Happy blending!