Moms at Work: Stay Slim and Sexy This Holiday Season
Monday, December 05, 2011
This is the latest installment of SuzySaid's "Moms at Work" series that profiles local entrepreneurs who are balancing career and motherhood and contributing to our community.
That crazy time of year is approaching, the holidays.
But let's ask ourselves, "Does it really have to be so crazy?
Ladies, do we really need to put on that extra 5 pounds again this winter?
Wouldn't it feel empowering to face the crowds, your family members, and holiday parties with a sense of ease, grace and confidence?
And wouldn't it feel nice to proudly wear your skinny jeans all winter long?
Meet Mom at Work, Lisa Cummings, Fairfield County's Cleansing Expert and Nutrition Guru for people who don't want to miss out on flavor, style and fun.
She's here to tell you, if you get a head start now on changing one thing about your diet to stay lean during the holidays, make it this: Indulge in green smoothies! You will truly have a season filled with peace, in a body you love, just by making this one small change.
These miraculous smoothies, that taste like a milkshake, contain nourishing fruits and greens that give a burst of antioxidants, enzymes, vitamins and fiber for a strong immune system and will help manage cravings all season long. Gingerbread frappuccinos loaded with whipped cream won't even tempt you! You'll even notice your skin will have a radiant glow in the middle of winter.
Adding things like this to your diet is one of the secrets to vibrant health and beauty. Make one in the morning or in the afternoon and watch your energy increase and your waistline and cravings for unhealthy holiday party foods decrease.
Lisa's Holiday "Skinny Jean" Smoothie:
Makes one serving.
1-2 bananas (cut into chunks)
A handful of baby spinach (organic is preferred)
1-2 cups vanilla almond milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract or ground vanilla
A handful of ice
Stevia Extract or Agave Nectar for desired sweetness
1 scoop Sun Warrior Vanilla Protein Powder (optional and available on amazon)
1 tablespoon cocoa powder or blueberries (optional) This disguises the light green color if that's what's stopping you :)
Place all the ingredients in a high speed blender and adjust according to your tastes.
Serve in a glass or put in a thermos, like a "Klean Kanteen" to enjoy in your car on-the-go
Lisa is offering SuzySaid subscribers a free Holiday "Skinny Jean" Breakthrough Session.
Normally $147, it's free until December 31, 2011.
Lisa Cummings, CHHC, AADP
917 856 4942