Joel and I went to The Tallest Man On Earth concert with two of our good friends the other night. I intro with this for two reasons. One, because it was a great concert and I must brag on my sweet friend Shannon who treated us with tickets as an early birthday gift. And two, because we stayed out too late for a Monday night and ate lots of pizza after dinner. I thought I'd tell you this before I talk about health.
In our family of two, health is all about balance. Since we've been married, Joel's learned to like a lot of my "bird food" (as he lovingly describes it) and I eat a lot more pizza. Balance. When we are on the go, our balance is - spend as little money as possible without eating fast food. We love to eat nutrient rich, fresh and local. But, when traveling on a budget - that can be practically impossible at times.
It's a true treat to return to a real functioning kitchen. To me it means frozen fruit, fresh ingredients and a chance to refuel. To Joel - hamburgers on the grill! And that's okay, it truly is about balance.
When we're traveling or in the wilderness, the one thing I crave the most is a smoothie bowl. So it's always the first thing I make when we return. Smoothie bowls are equal parts delicious and nutritious.
HERE'S MY FAVORITE THIS WEEK
Peaches & Protein
Did you know there are 22 grams of Protein in one cup of Greek Yogurt? That's a pretty impressive score. This bowl has been helping me get my protein count in and has been a good match for the dynamic yoga routine I've been doing.
(Enough For Two)
1 cup frozen peaches
1 cup frozen strawberries
2 Tablespoons Almond Butter
Handful of Washed Spinach
1/2 cup Plain Greek Yogurt
1/2 cup water
It's like a ice cream sundae, choose what you love. My favorites to pair with this bowl are:
Tablespoon crumbled Walnuts
Half Banana sliced
2 teaspoons Ground Flax meal
Tablespoon Coconut Flakes
1 Cube Navitas Cacao Goji Power Snack crumbled (Been loving these sweet Superfood treats)
Just like out in the field, in the kitchen it's important to have the right gear. We threw every other blender we've ever used away when we found this one. I'm in love with the design and power behind these Ninja Pro Blender
Here's My Two Cents On Health
Take care of your body, eat right but don't obsess over it. If it's something you love - power to ya. If it's hard for you - make small goals and get stoked about baby steps.
Health really should only be about feeling good. Let your focus be taking care of yourself, strengthening your body and fueling your adventure. Don't let someone or something tell you that you don't look good. That's a lie. You are always beautiful. Don't focus on looking a certain way, focus on being a certain way.