Let me start off by saying that the title is a bit of a misnomer. I’ll certainly talk about how to strengthen your abs and the muscles found around your mid-section but the core is so much more than that. The core is really made up of any muscle that connects to the pelvis to help stabilize the lumbo-pelvic-hip region. It’s also made up of all the muscles that stabilize the spine. Given that, I’m sure you would be surprised when I tell you that even the hamstrings, quadriceps, lat muscles and butt muscles are all muscles of the core.
I would like to share (with her permission) a recipe for a protein smoothie that I got from a local nutritionist. She has counselled family and friends and gets high praise. I like this recipe because it works for the child (or adult) who is fruit averse, or generally averse to anything unusual, but who would benefit from having a protein rich breakfast or snack to replace a sugary carb load. It is quick to make and can be consumed in the car running late to work or school.
This is my first blog! I just got done working out and thought Id share my post workout smoothie with you all. 1 Banana1/2 cup Chocolate almond milk1 tbsp Organic peanutbutter1/2 tsp Flax seed1/2 tsp Chai seeds (optional)Ice
The fall always makes me want soup. I love soup, and it is one of the things that is sometimes dissapointing in eating out that a food that can be so healthy is often caloric without flavor and heavy without depth. A cream soup, in my mind, can be a wonderful treat, but I don't want it often, and if I am going to have it I want it to be really worth it. At least 20 years ago my younger brother, who is a chef, made a cream of broccoli soup for Christmas that was so good I ate 3 bowls and didn't have anything else he made.
Here is a great recipe and pre or post workout snack:Ingredients:3 cups of egg whites8 oz. of organic cheddar cheese1 cup of fresh organic spinach1 can of organic mushroomsSpray muffin tins with cooking spray. Put a 1/4 cup of liquid egg whites in each of the 12 muffin tins.Divide the cooked spinach and mushrooms in each muffin holder. Sprinkle the cheese in last.
Here is a great recipe that is a healthy alternative to the traditional muffin. It is also great before or after a workout because of the healthy distribution of protein to carbohydrates.Recipe:2 ripe bananas2 cups of almond meal (I use Trader Joes)1 tsp of baking soda1 tsp of baking powder1 tsp of cinnamon1 tsp vanillapinch of salt2 eggs ( I use organic)1 tablespoon of honey (I use raw)1/2 cup of dark mini chocolate chips (Enjoy Life brand is gluten, dairy, and soy free)
We have had a rather snowy and cold winter in New England, but we can see the beginnings of spring. I actually felt happy the other day as the snow melted and I could see the mud underneath. This also means that the cold and snowy walks my dog and I have been taking will slowly be morphing into longer, less bundled, strolls in the woods. I would like to share today my recipe for granola. This is not a low calorie, low fat snack. This is something lightweight, needing no refrigeration, and packed with protein and fiber.