Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Recipe Alert: Coconut Lassi

This healthy lassi recipe was inspired from Beginners Bollywood. This week in class we are working on learning choreography to Lungi Dance from Chennai Express. One of my favorite lines in this song is " Coconut me lassi milake."  Oh yes, there's nothing like a cold, refreshing lassi to cool you down on a hot day. What's even better than lassi is adding coconut to your lassi. Yes, you read that correctly! If you can have mango lassi, why not coconut lassi?!?Don't worry, I got you covered on this. 

Lassi can be a great post workout treat. The yogurt provides protein and the coconut cream provides you with medium chain fatty acids and the water is great for rehydrating. This is especially awesome after you've taken a Beginners Bollywood class at Bollywood Axion. Not only will Pooja teach a great, fun class but she will also give you an awesome cardio workout! This lassi can be whipped up in a minute and keep you cool for a while! 

Now, without further delay, I present to you my recipe for a healthy and delicious lungi inspired, Coconut Lassi. 

Coconut Lassi
1/2c non fat plain Greek yogurt
1/4c coconut cream
1 1/2c cold water
Optional:  1tsp. sugar OR 1tsp. salt
Ice cubes

Combine all ingredients, except ice cubes, in a blender (add sugar for a sweet lassi, add salt for a salty lassi).  Blend for 30 seconds. Put ice in a tall glass. Pour lassi over. 

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Recipe Alert: Chilled Summer Berry Soup

On a hot and humid summer morning, you don't want a bowl of steaming oatmeal. Instead, you may be looking for a healthy, cooling, refreshing treat. 

Enter my recipe for a Chilled Summer Berry
soup.  This recipe is loaded with fiber, protein,
and healthy fats!

1 ripe banana
1c frozen mixed berries
1 serving of protein powder (I used Trader
 Joe's Hemp Protein Powder)
1TB. chia seeds
1c unsweetened almond milk
Splash of vanilla extract 
1TB. slivered almonds

Blend all ingredients except almonds. Pour 
in a bowl and top with almonds. Allow to sit 
for a couple of minutes before eating. Enjoy!

Serving:  1

Thursday, August 15, 2013

30 Day Ab Challenge

Good Morning & Happy Thursday! more day till the weekend. Can you believe we are practically in mid August?!?!? This summer is flying by. The weather is also pretty fall like :-(. I miss hot and humid summer days! 

So even though summer is coming to an end I still need to keep up a gym routine and maintain healthy eating. I'm definitely getting back into the gym routine and with each meal I eat I try to make healthy choices. 

I've also started a 30 day ab challenge:
 I am currently on day 3:-p and I'm going to try my best to keep this up. Have you guys tried the 30 Day Ab Challenge?

My workouts have been looking a little like this: 20-25 minutes of cardio, ab challenge, push ups. Believe it or not... I get pretty schweaty at then end of this workout :-)

How have you guys been doing?