What I'm eating right now: "Pretty Popeye": Healthy Italian Ice Treat
Might not look that 'pretty', but it tastes damn GOOD/refreshing!
Together, spinach and strawberries complement and improve total nutritional value. One contributes nutrients that its counterpart lacks!
Whole fresh organic spinach leaves
Whole frozen organic strawberries
Just a few ice cubes, a little water, Unsweetened almond milk, Fresh squeezed orange juice - you decide your own ratio based on your taste levels, there is no wrong answer -
Blend well until everything is very finely chopped and place in the freezer for a few hours -
Eat with a spoon
The biggest advantages of eating strawberries and spinach together is that they complement one another to turn a little nutrition into something more substantial. If you ate 1 cup of either one alone, you would only get 2 percent of the recommended daily intake of zinc and thiamine and just 3 percent of the recommend daily intake of calcium and vitamin E. When they’re combined into one dish, you get double the nutrients.
When it comes to vitamin C and vitamin B-6, strawberries fill in the nutritional gap you would experience if you only ate spinach.
You’ll enhance the fiber content five times by eating 1 cup of strawberries with 1 cup of spinach. Strawberries and spinach contain soluble AND insoluble fiber. Soluble fiber lowers cholesterol by binding with it and carrying it out of the body. It also helps keep blood sugar balanced by slowing absorption. Insoluble fiber keeps food moving through the digestive tract and can prevents disease.
BEST USED: Without protein powder, it's best between meals as a treat or as a complement to a protein-based meal
AS A MEAL: You can experiment with this one since it's so simple - adding bananas, cashew milk, ETC! IF you decide not to freeze it and to instead add powdered protein - you can drink it as a smoothie and make it one of your meals.
Nomnomnomnomnom - AM
Excuse #76: Why No One Should Ever Do Anything - Ever.
"It's all GENETICS." ....+ time + dedication + energy + sacrifice +++etc
If only everything could be that easily put off with one phrase?
Maybe we can't choose Mother (and Father) nature's 'foundation' - so what??
We CAN choose to be the better - BEST version of whatever that is --- everyday, in everything we do. No one has it better than anyone else. Our job here is just to make the "ABS"olute BEST of whatever hand we are dealt in this life.
Unrelated: Had on #tbt #80s pink leg warmers and felt like DANCING -- ~AM
Brace yourselves...I've decided to make today San Diego Comic-Con International Official "Sneak Peek" Day since folks on Instagram were inquiring -
SUNDAY: Miss Marvel will be making an appearance in San Diego - I will be on the convention floor the first part of the day, then in/around the Gaslamp District and then at The Nerd HQ later in the day, I will be with a group - though not as big a group as Friday's ...more on what's coming FRI and SAT in the next post coming later !~AM
Photo credits: the incredible B-House Joneleit
You all already know I'm hard of hearing ;)...Stop listening...keep LIFTING. ;) ~AM
I am still seeing some TRAGIC drop squat attempts going on in the gym. Please do not attempt using weights unless you know for sure your form is tight!
Drop squats do not work (and you can hurt yourself) if your form leaves too much to be desired.
Squats are a compound movement that utilize a large amount of muscle to perform...legs, hips, back, core, BOOTY. If you are using a weight? Arms, shoulders, etc etc. It is a total body exercise that can do a lot for your physical fitness overall BUT you can also injure a lot if you aren't careful with them...
Stand with your feet flat on the ground, about or a little more than shoulder-width apart (depending on if you want to do wider stance or straight-sit squats) -
Point your feet ever so slightly outward - not straight ahead.
Never let your knees extend beyond your toes.
Look straight ahead. Bend at your knees as if you were going to sit back in a chair, do not "round" your back or bend over at the waist.
Keep your heels on the floor. Do not let your heels lift off the floor -
Pull in your abs, and keep your lower back near neutral or slightly arched inward -
Slowly lower yourself downward so that your upper legs are nearly parallel with the floor. Extend your arms outward for balance.
***If you have chronic knee issues - then the amazing leg press (NOT extension) machine, reverse lunges with support or other versions of 'braced' squats that don't put direct pressure on the knee joint will be your friend.
Keep the upper body tight at all times. Stand up slowly and return to start. AM
Do You Know Squat?? http://www.whosay.com/l/Vte8MbC
WHY SUGAR IS A SLEAZY, LYING, SONOFABISH.....
I'm reposting a pic from yesterday to make a lil point *ahem*...
I mentioned to a few people yesterday that I went insane and had a bit too much fun with the plain M&Ms at a July 4th party with some of my girlies....
No harm, not the worst thing in the world - however, I wanted to ILLUSTRATE exactly what over-doing it on sugar can do. My abs: covered by water, water, water OVERNIGHT.
To compensate for my craziness, I made sure I kept my sugar intake low for the following days and I posted yesterday.
Just one day of sugary over-indulgence can do that...imagine what a few YEARS of it can do to your body????
Why Sugar is the Devil: http://www.whosay.com/l/psR8LmB
#fitspo #fitness #aliciamarie #motivation
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