Have you noticed the green drink craze lately? I don’t know when it started, but I think people would juice everything in their fridge if they could! It’s not a bad craze, though since most people have a tough time getting their recommended amount of fruit and veggies each day. I personally do not have a juicer, just a blender. This works just great for me, and I can gain all the same benefits without missing the fiber.
Long ago when I discovered dark leafy greens could be added to blended drinks with no detected flavor, I was amazed! This drink is all about boosting the metabolism and detoxing. Kale is rich in vitamin A and C, and ginger has wonderful anti-inflammatory properties as well as the ability to fight the common cold and flu. Look up all the benefits yourself for more info. You will be amazed! You can tweak the recipe to be more to your liking, but I added no additional sugar to it. I was going only for benefits and not so much for a desserty-tasting drink. It was citrusy and creamy, since I added protein powder.
6 to 8 ice cubes
Protein powder (optional)
3/4 cup filtered water
2 cups chopped kale
1/2 cucumber (Peel unless you have a super nice blender)
1 tbsp chopped ginger
1/2 lime juice
It yielded about 20 oz, and was 153 calories with my unsweetened soy vanilla protein powder. Watch me make the smoothie here:
Jess is an educated, multi-talented entrepreneur based in Southern California. She is the perfect person to profile for FitFeb because she’s active, and keeps her pescatarian lifestyle delicious and healthy. Read more about her below!
Instagram & Twitter: jessandtheciti
Q1: Do you believe in goals or resolutions? What are yours?
A1: I believe every day offers a new opportunity to make it different than the day before. I suppose a year is a big marker, but I prefer to take each day at a time. My goals are to continue to grow Suite J, an online accessories boutique, stay healthy, and work on my patience. I rush too much! Q2: What are your eating habits? Some are not familiar with the pescatarian lifestyle.
A2: My pescatarian diet consists of fruits. vegetables, nuts, and select seafood 3 times a week. A pescatarian lifestyle keeps me fit, healthy, and provides my body with proteins necessary for growing & repairing muscle. My favorite thing to eat is also my favorite to drink! I love to juice vegetables every day with a juice extractor. Juicing gives me energy, keeps my skin glowing, and radiant! Q3:As long as I’ve followed you on IG, you’ve stay trim and fit. What do you do when you work out? How do you keep fit when you’re super busy and traveling?
A3: Thank you ☺. I kick box for one hour 3 times a week, circuit train twice a week, and walk every day. When I’m traveling, I just walk! I love to wake up early in the morning, explore the city and burn calories!
Q4: When did you start your business? Tell me about it!
A4: I started my image consulting business one year ago after stumbling on some interesting research findings in my psychology program. I found that the way we dress correlates with so many human emotions and I wanted to explore that further by working directly with people that cared about improving their appearance, behavior, and communication.