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Mar 4, 2012

♥ Healthy Smoothie Recipe & Exercise of today

So one thing that probably doesn't come across as much as I'd like in my blog is my interest in health and fitness. Im health crazy or anything, I eat unhealthy things as much as I eat healthy stuff basically. But I love both of them. 

As it is now I go gym once a week and do some exercises at home during the week. I thought I would start sharing my work out of today (WOOT, Just googled this and apparently this means Work Outfit Of Today- well not anymore ;) ), is that something you think I should keep doing?

Here it goes, if you don't know the exercise, just click on the name, I've linked a picture :)

Treadmill: Warm Up 5 min walk
Leg press 90 kg: 25 reps
Dumbbell Lunges (one weight in each hand): 12kg x 12 || 14kg x 10 || 16kgx8 || 18kgx6
Rowing Machine (Resistance 9): 2000 metres
Elliptical (Crosstrainer): 30 minutes (low level, got lazy here, but atleast I did it)

-Remember, do the strength exercises first!
-Dont forget to warm up!
-Drink LOADS of water (I finished two big water bottles) 

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Raspberry and Flaxseed (Linseed) Smoothie

I'd also like to share my favourite Smoothie recipee. It's really healthy and soo nice.

-Fill a 1/3 of the glass with Raspberries (I used mixed berries which are sold in both Tesco and Sainsbury's) I really recommend buying frozen berries, both because it's convenient and it makes you smoothie nice and cold.
-1 banana
-1 teaspoon Cinnamon
-1 teaspoon Linseeds/Flaxseeds
-1 teaspoon honey
-Fill up with Soymilk (You can use Greek Yoghurt too for example but I'd recommend Soy Milk)

Cinnamon and Linseed might sound strange but you shouldn't leave them out, these are the benefits:


"A cinnamon and weight loss study (Journal of Clinical Nutrition) showed that ingesting a teaspoon of cinnamon decreases one's blood sugar levels. When ingested, cinnamon has similar characteristics to insulin. It boosts the body's metabolism of glucose and therefore decreases blood sugar levels.
Cinnamon also helps to fight hunger pains and cravings. It improves the digestion process and assimilates more nutrients into the body which in turn make you feel fuller for longer (the opposite of what fast food does)"

Linseed/Flaxseed (What it says on the package)

-Has a high content of Omega 3 essential fatty acids.
-Helps to maintain digestive regularity
-Contains a balance of 50% soluble and 50% insoluble fibre

Mixed in my new Kenwood Smoothie to go blender. Love it!

What do you do in the gym?
Do you have any great smoothie recipes to share?

x

13 comments:

  1. oooh looks so fresh and yummy!

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  2. Have a gym room@home I normally go on e treadmill once a week or go jogging. Your smoothie looks yum&has healthy ingredients

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  3. I've just broken the 6 weeks broken foot mark so I'm back to the gym and am loving feeling good again. Not flat and lethargic :P
    I do treadmill for 5 minutes after the bike and cross trainer just to check i'm not broken :P and do some floor/abs stuff :) Feels good.
    xx
    http://changingtidesofsummer.blogspot.com/

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  4. I've just broken the 6 weeks broken foot mark so I'm back to the gym and am loving feeling good again. Not flat and lethargic :P
    I do treadmill for 5 minutes after the bike and cross trainer just to check i'm not broken :P and do some floor/abs stuff :) Feels good.
    xx
    http://changingtidesofsummer.blogspot.com/

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  5. I've just broken the 6 weeks broken foot mark so I'm back to the gym and am loving feeling good again. Not flat and lethargic :P
    I do treadmill for 5 minutes after the bike and cross trainer just to check i'm not broken :P and do some floor/abs stuff :) Feels good.
    xx
    http://changingtidesofsummer.blogspot.com/

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  6. I've just broken the 6 weeks broken foot mark so I'm back to the gym and am loving feeling good again. Not flat and lethargic :P
    I do treadmill for 5 minutes after the bike and cross trainer just to check i'm not broken :P and do some floor/abs stuff :) Feels good.
    xx
    http://changingtidesofsummer.blogspot.com/

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  7. I've just broken the 6 weeks broken foot mark so I'm back to the gym and am loving feeling good again. Not flat and lethargic :P
    I do treadmill for 5 minutes after the bike and cross trainer just to check i'm not broken :P and do some floor/abs stuff :) Feels good.
    xx
    http://changingtidesofsummer.blogspot.com/

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  8. I go to the gym 5 times a week :-)

    it looks so delicious!:)

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  9. good post :)
    kiss
    http://closetbylilyalot.blogspot.com

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  10. Amazing! thanks for sharing!

    http://runwaymeeting.blogspot.com/

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  11. this smoothie sounds really good!

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  12. Smoothie look soo good!!!I'll be sure to give this a try!

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  13. Thank you to tell us so much useful information. So nice sharing. I’m glad to read it.

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