It comes as a surprise to no one at all who read this blog that I do not always make the healthiest of lifestyle choices. Between the boxed wine and all the tacos, sometimes homegirls pants get a little snug, amirite? But recently I’ve been working to make small changes to my lifestyle that are on the healthier side of things. Because apparently science still hasn’t figured out a way for us all to live forever, so we should take care of our bodies. Or something.
So when I heard about Kim Dolan Leto’s new book F.I.T. Faith Inspired Transformation, I was curious to see what healthy food habits and recipes might be included. The book discusses physical health and wellness as being tied to a person’s spiritual journey. Author Kim says,
“Achieve health the right way from the inside out! Many diet and fitness books claim that losing ten pounds in ten days will bring the health and happiness we are looking for. But the truth is that health and happiness requires more than a few weeks of intense dietary restriction or physical exertion. The journey to health isn’t a sprint. It’s a marathon.”
So I cracked open the book and sure enough, found myself nodding in agreement several times. Last night I got all experimental up in my kitchen testing out one of Kim’s healthy smoothie recipes. I won’t lie, I was skeptical. I’m skeptical of most healthy foods. Remember that scene in Baby Mama where Amy Poehler looks at the green soup in Tina Fey’s fridge and says, “It looks healthy, I don’t like it”? That’s totally me. But in the interest of doing good things for my body, I persevered. And do you know what? IT WAS GOOD. Like, really good. You could totally tell it was healthy, but I guess sometimes people like that. Did I mention it’s healthy and good for your body and stuff?
Today I’m going to share Kim’s recipe for a quick and easy (woah, sexual) and frankly pretty tasty, HEALTHY smoothie.
Here’s What You Need
One handful of spinach
About half a cup of frozen berries, or the fruit of your choice
¼ avocado – Author Kim says “It sounds weird, but makes for a creamy texture while adding good fat,” and I couldn’t taste it in there at all
½ cup water, almond milk or coconut milk – I used water
1 scoop vanilla protein powder
Here’s What You Do With That Stuff
You’re adults, you know how to make a smoothie. You blend the ingredients until it’s a smoothie. And then you drink it.
Want to win your very own copy of F.I.T. Faith Inspired Transformation by Kim Dolan Leto? All you have to do is leave a comment with your favorite healthy eating or fitness tip. Winning comment will be selected at random tomorrow morning after my third cup of coffee via one of those fancy schmancy random number generator thing-a-ma-bobs on the Google machine. Winner will be notified via email or Twitter, depending on our personal level of mutual
Not-So-Fine Print: I received two free copies of F.I.T. Faith Inspired Transformation by Kim Dolan Leto from the author’s literary agency. I’m keeping one copy and giving the other away because I’m generous like that, YOU’RE WELCOME. If you aren’t the lucky winner, don’t despair: you can buy your very own copy on Amazon!
—The Wife in Training