By: Delilah Martin, Michelle Tashjian, and Kin Spencer
Instead of having to go out of your way to go to places like Jamba juice, sun life, or healthy restaurant, take a look inside of your pantry/kitchen and YOU’LL FIND that there are so many home owned goods to get your health up.
ChiA SEEDS pudding.
Chia seeds are known for their many health benefits such as being rich in antioxidants, fiber, and protein. One quick and easy way to include chia seeds in your diet is making chia pudding. This is a very simple recipe and only requires a few ingredients: chia seeds, any kind of nondairy milk(almond, soy, etc.), agave syrup, and vanilla extract. To make the pudding I start off with 1 & 1/2 cups of almond milk in a mason jar and add a half cup or more of chia seeds depending on how thick I want it to be. Next, I add 2 tablespoons of vanilla extract and one tablespoon of agave syrup and stir. The pudding needs to sit in the fridge for at least 3 hours so the seeds can absorb the liquid, but I like to just leave it overnight and enjoy it as a healthy breakfast in the morning. To give it some extra flavor I blend a frozen packet of açaí and mango to pour on top. Lastly, I add sliced bananas, coconut shavings, and top it off with flaxseed. This is perfect for a snack or a hearty breakfast to start your day.
Cucumber, Pineapple, and Banana smoothie – THE CPB!!!!
If you’re looking for a green smoothie but want a little sweetness added to it, the CPB smoothie is the way to go! To make this delicious drink, you’ll need ½ cup of sliced cucumbers, 1 cup of pineapple, ½ banana, ¼ coconut or almond milk, and ½ cup of water, 2-4 ice cubes. If the pineapple and bananas are frozen, you can leave out the ice:) Put those all in the blender and start mixing!
Exercise to finish it off!
It is very important to exercise to maintain a healthy body. When one exercises it releases all the stress and toxins out the body. Some exercises you can do are the following:
- 30 minutes cardio
- Planks 3 sets of 30 seconds
- 15 Push ups
- Free weights
- Sit ups