Becoming a Holistic Health Coach, Plus Beet Smoothie Recipe
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I have lived in Ireland for over a year and I have been able to do a lot! Meet new people, travel, experience different cultures, recharge, start this blog, and so much more, but I was still itching to do more. Something that would challenge me and open new opportunities for me. So, through self-reflection and research I took an exciting step at the end of July.
I enrolled at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York City! Over the next year I will be studying to become an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach. The program is online and will train me to help people improve their habits around health and nutrition holistically. I am really excited! Two weeks in and the coursework is already resonating with me. I know this is a great next step for me.
On that note, as I explore new health theories over the next year I will continue to explore new recipes. Lately, vegan smoothies have been my go-to breakfast (yes, I watched What the Health on Netflix like everyone else). My latest creation uses beets (the color is so beautiful) and with my step-mother-in-law's suggestion to add almond milk I think the recipe is finally perfected (she is here visiting this week). Enjoy!
Beet and Banana Smoothie (Vegan)
Yields 1 Serving
- 1 cup Beets
- 1 Ripe Banana
- 2 cups Spinach
- Juice of 1 Lemon
- 1/4 cup Almond Milk
- 5-10 ice cubes
Add ingredients to a blender and blend until combined. If mixture is too thick, add an extra splash of almond milk. Pour into a glass or bowl and top with granola and fresh berries.
*Fresh beets are everywhere in Ireland, and in many different varieties. Research shows beets increase blood flow to muscles and reduces the amount of oxygen required during exercise. Meaning they're great for athletes as it allows them to workout harder and longer. For this recipe I used fresh beets that were roasted. If you cannot find fresh beets to roast canned or freeze beets will be lovely in this recipe. Just remember if they are pickled or packed in vinegar your smoothie will carry that flavor.
*Not vegan? A 1/2 cup of plain, vanilla, or lemon yogurt would take this smoothie over the top! Yummy.