Why do you choose to be healthy? Do you have a health issue, do you think you are over weight, do you fear all the chemicals and pesticides in today’s food? Everyone has a reason they choose to be healthy. Many people may even have a heartening story of why they became healthy. Me, no, I don’t have a story. I wasn’t ever over weight, I don’t have any health issues (knock on wood) and yeah, there is a lot of junk in today’s food but that isn’t the reason I choose to be healthy.
I am healthy because I want to feel comfortable and confident in my own skin. I want to love my body and love myself. I want to correctly fuel my body to live a longing healthy life. One of the most important steps adopting and being successful at a healthy lifestyle is knowing why you want to do it. Next, you should set a goal. My goal, to look good naked and feel confident in my own skin. Sometimes it takes reflection to come to these realizations. You need to think, what will make me happy. Is it losing 10lbs, is it gaining muscle, is it to look good for swimsuit season? Once you have your goal, you have something to strive for. You have a reason to be healthy. Once that goal is reached there is always room for more goals or maintaining right where you are. Being healthy is a choice and most importantly, it is a lifestyle.
Why are you healthy? Or, why do you strive to live a healthy lifestyle?
This smoothie taste just like brownie batter! It is perfect for a post-workout snack because it contains carbs and protein. Protein is needed after a workout to help rebuild the muscle you just broke down and carbs are needed because it will replenish your body and help with faster recovery. Try it out and let me know what you think!
Post-Workout Brownie Batter Smoothie
- 1 cup almond milk
- 1 handful ice
- 1/2 sweet potato (frozen chunks)*
- 1 scoop chocolate protein powder
- 1 tbls raw cocoa powder
- Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth
- Drink up buttercup
*For the sweet potato prep, you can do this a day or a few days before while you are meal prepping. Peel and cut the potato in small chunks. Boil the potato on the stove until soft. Drain the water and lay the potato chunks out on a cutting board or plate and let cool and dry. Place in zippy bags and pop in the freezer.