And just like that, we are on well on our way through 2017! I know it’s cliche, but I always get so PUMPED at the start of every New Year. I’m all about goal setting and resolutions and I love the idea of a fresh start, even if it’s just in my head.
Like the majority of Americans, high up on my list is improving my health! I think we should always strive for a healthier life, whether that for you is practicing yoga on a regular basis, taking time in the morning for a walk or run, eating more whole grains, drinking more water, or making sure to practice self-care and to take care of your mental well-being. For me, 2017 is the year of improving my bone health and eating more fruits and veggies! I’ve been taking BodyPump classes regularly at my gym 2-3 times a week and bought some delicious calcium gummies (they taste like candy so easiest goal to achieve ever) to work on that goal. The first class I ever had in college was a health class and my professor engrained in me how absolutely vital bone health is for women and how huge of an impact it can play in your mobility and quality of life when you’re older. His words have been in my head for the last 5 years, so I decided to make a conscious decision to work on ensuring I’m doing cartwheels when I’m 80 ;).
My second health goal of eating more fruits and veggies is one that probably takes a little less explaining! We all know how important those food groups are for vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, but it can get boring to eat them plain. I get tired of just grabbing an apple of banana, so I’m always trying to come up with easy and fast recipes that take them to the next level. My current obsession?
Not only do you get all the fruity flavors and health benefits, but also the fun that comes with customizing each smoothie bowl to exactly what you’re craving! I like to go crazy with the toppings and add multiple types of sliced fruit, nuts, granola, and just about anything else I’m craving.
The base of each smoothie bowl couldn’t be simpler. I use a combination of Silk Strawberry Yogurt, Silk Original Almondmilk, strawberries, and ice to get that delicious creaminess that tastes like sorbet! Just throw everything into your blender, blend away, and top with whatever your little foodie heart desires.
My local Kroger carries all of my favorite Silk products conveniently in one section! I try to shop the perimeter of my grocery store to stay away from the overly-processes foods and grab my Silk favorites when I’m making my rounds.
- 1 container Silk Strawberry yogurt
- ½ cup Silk Almondmilk
- ¾ cup fresh strawberries
- ¾ cup crushed ice
- Assorted fruits, nuts, and granola to top
- Blend together the Silk yogurt, Silk Almondmilk, strawberries, and crushed ice until smooth. Pour into a large bowl and top with your pic of freshly sliced fruit, nuts, granola, and anything else that you fancy!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of WhiteWave Foods. The opinions and text are all mine.