Monday Motivation: Gingerbread Smoothie




Monday morning smoothie ! We are just days away from Christmas ! So lets start with a healthy gingerbread smoothie. It’s quick & easy perfect for the holiday season. I know most of us are doing our last minute shopping so this recipe is a quick

one.


Ingredients


  • 1 generous cup unsweetened almond milk

  • 1 small chilled apple, chopped (use a sweet variety, or swap for a small frozen banana)

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground flaxseed

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1 teaspoon agave sweetener

  • 1 cup scoop vanilla protein powder

  • 1-2 cups ice

  • Whipped cream or crumbled gingersnaps, optional garnishes

mix in blender and enjoy !


Last week we worked on training the Glutes

here is a recap


What are Glutes ?

  • The gluteal muscles are a group of three muscles which make up the buttocks: the gluteus maximus, gluteus medius and gluteus minimus. The three muscles originate from the ilium and sacrum and insert on the femur.


Why is Glute Activation important ?

  • Besides ascetic appeal aka nice booty. It is important to train the Glutes so other parts of the legs aren’t forced to compensate like the quads


Quick Exercise Circuit 15 minutes


20 jump&jacks

12 fire hydrants each leg

12 donkey kicks each leg

12 Glute bridges

20 mountain climbers

Repeat 3 times

click the link to see example of each exercise