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Fuel II: Green Smoothie Love

One of the major staples of my diet, especially in the summer, is green smoothies. I used to be very skeptical of these because I thought they’d be completely nasty, but I have to say they’ve been such a positive change in my diet. To me, Sun Warrior Vanilla Protein is delicious and improves the texture so much. My gentlemen friend is a fan of Vega Chocolate.  I add greens to every smoothie because I figure it would be difficult to eat that much spinach on its own, and supposedly it’s easier to digest blended up. Some people object to smoothies because they’re ‘pure sugar,’ but I find that coupling them with greens and a healthy source of protein is amazing fuel for my yoga practice, work, or just a long day ahead.

In the Mix:

Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk

Sun Warrior Raw Vegan Vanilla Protein

-1 banana

-Frozen mixed berries/frozen blueberries

Açai unsweetened smoothie packs

Sweet Greens with Lemon juice or Essential Greens Juice


Adjust the amounts of each ingredient to achieve the taste/texture that you like. If you’re not used to greens and the idea makes you cringe, just add a tiny bit at a time. After a couple smoothies add some more, and so on and so forth. You will be a green smoothie master in no time!

Sun Warrior Raw Vegan Vanilla Protein Nutrition:

Serving Size: 1 scoop (21gm.)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 70 Calories from fat   5
%Daily Value*  
Total Fat 1g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0g 0%
Sodium 50mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 4g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Sugars 0g
Protein 15g
Ingredients: Whole brown rice protein, stevia, xanathan gum, vanilla

One drawback of this magical stuff is that it’s a little spendy. I look for it on sale and on amazon.

Love my smoothies, how do you fuel?

An entertaining video about green smoothies

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I do yoga every day. While intention, self care, positive thinking, etc. are all good ways to drive a healthy practice, you have to remember that this is work, and your physical body has needs. Being a physical practice, you need protein(not too little, not too much), hydration, and overall proper nutrition to keep you going.

I am a vegetarian, so many people ask, “where do you get your protein?” This is easy. I drink smoothies every day, and add in my SunWarrior Protein. This is a raw, vegan protein that is not only for people with dietary restrictions, but any person who works and plays hard. I eat almonds, and protein rich whole wheat bagels.

Hydration is also really important, especially for those of us who do hot yoga. You always over-estimate how much water you drink, but I think 120 oz. of water is a good place. It sounds like a lot, but your body needs it! I also often drink a coconut water before or after class and hungover mornings. My favorite brands are Harmless Harvest, or if you are in Seattle you can pick up an Evolution Fresh coconut water at any starbucks. And of course, straight from the coconut!

This video (a promo for SunWarrior) does a great job of explaining just why plant-based protein works so well.

I don’t mean to throw a lot of product placement your way, I just wanted to make some healthy suggestions on fueling your practice. I love these products and will only ever write about products I love.

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