I’m on a spring cleaning kick! I’m getting rid of clothing I never wear and toys my kids haven’t played with in ages. I’m eager to incorporate the veggies we bought at the farmer’s market last week into new recipes. I’m taking more barre3 classes in studio, and I’m making an extra effort to take our family dog, Diego, out for longer walks.
Some days I can fit in my ambitious spring cleaning tasks, other days not at all and less is more. My goal is to make detoxing easy for all of you. Here are two simple things you can do for yourself this week: try our newest www.mybarre3.com workout, barre3 Twist with Jenni Johnson, and make Abby Fammartino’s (of Abby’s Table restaurant here in Portland) refreshing smoothie as a breakfast treat afterwards!
barre3 Twist with Jenni is a simple way to detox your body both mentally and physically in the comfort of your own home. The workout is full of deep twists that both massage and stimulate blood flow to your organs. You’ll wake up your digestive system and rid your body of toxins. With this total body workout, you’ll also burn fat, improve your ability to concentrate, and reduce stress and anxiety. Abby’s hydrating smoothie will give your body the fiber, antioxidants, and omega 3s it needs to recover from your workout and stay energized all morning. A big thank you to Abby for allowing me to share her recipe here with all of you. Enjoy!
“Glass is Half Full” Detox Smoothie from Abby’s Table
4 cups pineapple roughly chopped, 4 bananas broken into pieces
2 cups mango roughly chopped
1 cup aloe vera juice
1 cup coconut water
1/4 cup ground flax seed
4 cups frozen black raspberries or frozen blueberries (or fruit of choice) 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1. In a blender puree all ingredients except the frozen black raspberries (or blueberries): 4 cups pineapple, 4 bananas, 2 cups mango, 1 cup aloe vera juice, 1 cup coconut water and 1/4 cup flax seed.
2. Pour half of the mixture in serving glasses, filling each glass halfway.
3. Add the black raspberries and 1/4 teaspoon sea salt to the remaining. Shake in the blender and blend until smooth.
4. Pour the remaining black raspberry shake over the pineapple mango shake. Pour the mixture over the back of a spoon to keep the two layers separate.