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Skinny-Mini, Morning Green Smoothie (That Doesn’t Taste Like Shit)

Skinny-Mini, Morning Green Smoothie (That Doesn't Taste Like Shit) Only 2 more sleeps ’til Friday!

And I’ll be booking it to San Francisco for Her Campus’s College Fashion Week. I’ll be using the new Cinch App to decide WTF to wear this weekend by polling my GFs ( << coolest new app ever + more detailed post coming soon! )

On another note: last week, I was scouring Pinterest for a really good, not-disgusto, green smoothie recipe. I found literally 10239034 different recipes, but they all sounded absolutely sick or way too elaborate for my budget (like, I can’t buy all these expensive as hell oils + supplements on a college budget… no way). So, I combined a couple of recipes, modified them to my liking, and made it budget- & taste-bud friendly.

Skinny-Mini, Morning Green Smoothie (That Doesn't Taste Like Shit) Skinny-Mini, Morning Green Smoothie (That Doesn't Taste Like Shit) Honestly, The green smoothie fad is kind of funny to me. It seems super healthy, but as I was sorting through recipes, I realized that so many of them contain a thousand grams of sugar and half a day’s worth of calories, making them not-so-healthy. Just because its green, doesn’t mean is easy on the waist-line!

So, my recipe is limited to 380 cals (I usually try to stay under 400 for a meal) & 1 gram of saturated fat, AND it contains lots of Vitamin A + C (kale is a superfood for a reason), 11 grams of fiber (from the chia seeds) and 20 grams of protein (which is 1/3 of my daily goal… perfect.)

Skinny-Mini, Morning Green Smoothie (That Doesn't Taste Like Shit) This is my morning go-to because its simple, easy, and is loaded with nutrients to start my day off right. Also, this recipe takes about 5-10 minutes total (w/ clean-up), so it works well when I (inevitably) hit the snooze button five times, and I need to make breakfast really fast.

Skinny-Mini, Morning Green Smoothie (That Doesn't Taste Like Shit) Skinny-Mini, Morning Green Smoothie (That Doesn't Taste Like Shit) Also, its so preeeeetty! I’m such a sucker for an instagram-worthy meal. Luckily, this green smoothie tastes as good as it looks. Srsly. Starting my day off on a good, clean note is key when it comes to my health-mojo for the rest of the day. Once I get rolling, its more likely that I’ll stick to clean eating. Is anyone else that way?

Skinny-Mini, Morning Green Smoothie (That Doesn't Taste Like Shit) The vitamins, minerals, protein, fiber, and good fats in this green drank are essential for brain function, a clear complexion (yes, please!), staying full & content, building lean muscle, maintaining a healthy digestive system, and lots more.

Don’t like this recipe? Do what I did, and modify it to your liking! Create your own fav green smoothie combo ( and share it with me! ). I’d love to see alternate ways to make this ROAWO-approved breakfast smoothie. What would you add or subtract to make this drink perfect for you?

Some suggestions: add flaxseed (or swap chia for flax) / use another fruit (like blueberries, yum!) / swap coconut water for filtered water, almond milk, etc. / make it more savory by adding cilantro / kick up the heat with a dash of cayenne ( you can really go a million different directions with it ).

Hope y’all love it as much as I do! Peace, d00dz.

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Perfect Lil Protein-Filled Snack

Protein-Packed Snack || Great Pre-Workout eating! Protein-Packed Snack || Great for pre-workout meal time! Okay, first of all, how pretty is this snack-age?? I mean isn’t that the most important part of any meal?

Well, the second best part of my banana, granola, almond butter, chia creation is its protein and carb content. According to this source, this combo is dynamite for pre-workout eating. Feeding yourself properly before and after a workout is essential in maximizing your productivity during a training sesh. And who doesn’t want to do that?

Chia + Almond Butter on Banana for a protein-packed Pre-Workout snack Chia + Almond Butter on Banana for a protein-packed Pre-Workout snack Make it using:

♥ 1 Banana, Chopped

♥ 2 Tbsp of Almond Butter (or PB2, my favorite)

♥ 1/4 Cup of Granola (I use KIND Granola)

♥ 1 Tbsp of Chia Seeds

♥ Dash of Cinnamon

Protein-Packed Snack || Great Pre-Workout eating! Chia + Almond Butter on Banana for a protein-packed Pre-Workout snack Just chop up the banana (and if you’re a organized-perfectionist… aka me… arrange in a perfect circle), divide the almond butter (or whatever butter you’re into) onto the banana slices, pour your granola into the middle (or put your bananas on top of the granola.. duh), and sprinkle on your chia seeds and cinnamon to taste.

How easy, right? I whip this up as an afternoon snack when I know I’ll be working out in the evening, or for a quick breakfast to start out the day on a good note. Protein is necessary for concentration, so its obviously the perfect breakfast choice before classes or work.

Protein-Packed Snack || Great Pre-Workout eating! and I can’t help how much I’m obsessed with these pictures….

You can find a bunch of wonderful recipes like this in my Eat category in my Nav bar. I will admit, I have quite the talent for finding some pinterest-inspired snacks & meals. Shameless promo.

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Peace out, lovelies.

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My Fav Summer “Salad”

Summer Salad // Roawo I have a confession to make :: I have been a salad hater for, pretty much, ever. Something about eating lettuce and vegetables as a meal has never sat right with me. Technically, I’m not sure if you can call this little concoction a salad.. but thats what I’m going with.

The most important thing with this salad is FLAVOR. The flavors you use when working with veggies are everything, at least for me. Vegetables can be so bland, so I make sure to add flavor via salt / pepper / garlic / lemon or lime juice / cilantro / spices / whatever else.

This is one of my favorite recipes to make for the week and just keep it in the fridge for easy heating up later.

Summer Salad by ROAWO // Healthy & Simple Summer Salad by ROAWO // Healthy & Simple Summer Salad by ROAWO // Healthy & Simple I mean, talk about a photo-ready ingredient line up. Could these colors get any better? Per usual, I didn’t use a set amount of each ingredient, I just crafted the combo to my liking. That means: A lot of Cilantro / Lime ( think Chipotle-ish ) / sea salt & pepper. Like I said before :: I made more than a serving of this all at once, so I could eat it for the next couple of days, which is so convenient for busy days.

Summer Salad by ROAWO // Healthy & Simple So lets get down to business :: Pour a lil’ of the olive oil in a sauté pan on the stove at a medium to medium-high heat. Add in the minced garlic + onion and let sit until the onion starts becoming clear. Then, add the zucchini + whatever other veggies you’re into + sea salt + pepper + lime juice. I used a wooden spoon to mix this up in the pan until the zucchini started to get soft.

Then, I added some cooked quinoa and thawed mini shrimp ( and more lime juice because I love it soooo much ) and mixed that in / let it sit until the shrimp became more translucent-looking. Since both of these things were cooked before, this step was just to heat them up / let them soak in some of the flavor.

When I took my concoction out of the pan, I mixed in some fresh cilantro + some of my homemade salsa from earlier this week + half an avocado. When I tasted it, I decided it needed a leetle more pepper / sea salt, so I added that and it was perfecto.

Like I said, its all about what you like, so I encourage you to test out different proportions / add flavors / etc. This is just my personal fav. If I’m going to eat veggies, I have to spice them up a little. The cilantro + lime combo is heaven to me.

Summer Salad by ROAWO // Healthy & Simple I drank my healthy lil’ lunch with some lemon water ( went well with that citrus-flavor in the salad ). Plus lemon water is so much more interesting than normal, boring water. It adds a little kick.

Hope y’all like my simple summery salad!

What’s your favorite summer dish ?

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