I had the pleasure of meeting certified holistic health coach and personal trainer Michele Rusinko at a cooking demo. In under an hour, she not only whipped up a ridiculously healthy meal, she peppered her cooking with plenty of nutrition know-how so that we all went home with satisfied stomachs and improved food smarts. So it’s not surprise that Michele’s healthy habit revolves around wholesome food.
Michele’s healthiest habit: A whole food protein smoothie for breakfast!
Because of my active lifestyle, I was always hungry and really started understanding the importance of making sure I ate good-quality protein at breakfast, combining it with carbs and fats to keep me going until lunch. I developed this recipe to give me the energy I needed to start my day. It’s simple, nutritious and delicious! If I could get everyone to change one thing to improve their health, it would be this. Well, this and my 5:30am spin class!
Whole Foods Protein Smoothie
1 cup berries (blueberries, strawberries, raspberries)
½ banana (optional)
3 handfuls baby spinach
2 tablespoons pepitas (raw, unsalted)
2 tablespoons sunflower seeds
1 tablespoon chia seeds
1 tablespoon flax seed
1 tablespoon hemp seed (hulled)
1 cup water
1 cup ice (optional)
Combine ingredients in a blender and whirl until smooth.
Win a one-month membership at Amenzone Fitness – either at the North Scottsdale location or the new Fountain hills location opening at the end of the month. All you have to do is leave a comment below telling us your healthiest habit. The winner will be selected Monday April 1st and notified by email. Can’t wait to hear about your healthy habits!
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