Friday, June 30, 2017

Fit Friday - Refreshing Smoothies and Soothing Trails

Ruthie and I are so excited to share a White Peach, Cucumber, Mint Smoothie and a some tips to help you hit the trails on this Fit Friday!   White Peach, Cucumber, Mint Smoothie is a refreshing combination of flavors and ever so lovely!  White Peach, Cucumber, Mint Smoothie is a refreshing combination of flavors and ever so lovely! www.cookingwithruthie.com
 Let's talk health facts! This White Peach, Cucumber, Mint Smoothie is full of health benefits for your body! Cucumbers contain multiple B vitamins which help ease feelings of anxiety and buffer the damaging effects of stress. Cucumbers also aide in healthy digestion since they contain a lot of water and fiber.
  White Peach, Cucumber, Mint Smoothie is a refreshing combination of flavors and ever so lovely! www.cookingwithruthie.com
 The peach in this White Peach, Cucumber, Mint Smoothie, offers a plethora of minerals including: calcium, potassium, magnesium, iron, and zinc. Peaches are low in calories and a great source of dietary fiber! And just when you think the White Peach, Cucumber, Mint Smoothies health benefits can't get any better.. Mint promotes healthy digestion and can soothe the stomach in cases of indigestion and inflammation. If you love smoothies as much as we do you'll have to be sure to check out our other Smoothie Recipes !! White Peach, Cucumber, Mint Smoothie is a refreshing combination of flavors and ever so lovely! www.cookingwithruthie.com


White Peach, Cucumber, Mint Smoothie
Recipe Type: Breakfast
Author: Ruthie
Prep time:
Total time:
Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • 2 white peaches, skin on
  • 2 petite cucumbers, skin on
  • 1 tablespoon agave
  • 2 tablespoons fresh mint
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup fat free vanilla greek yogurt
  • 1 1/2 cups ice cubes
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients in blender.
  2. Blend until smooth.
  3. Enjoy!

We hope you enjoy this wonderful White Peach, Cucumber, Mint Smoothie because we know that your body will! The best part is, the taste is as incredible as all of those health benefits! 

  We are a couple of very lucky ladies to live in Utah, a state filled with gorgeous mountains. We are even more lucky to have them moments out the door. If you follow Ruthie

much you know she loves to hike. Today we are going to talk about one of my favorite ways to experience the mountains, trail running!

Trail running requires a different approach then running on the road. I am on the road way more than the trails, but that is because all the races I do are on road so I want to get the majority of my mileage and my specific workouts on the road. I made the mistake one year of getting most of my mileage on trail while training for a marathon, that race hurt!

So let's talk tips for enjoying those amazing trails:

1) Get the right shoes. Trail shoes are going to allow for the rough and tumble rocks of the trail. They are going to have better traction and allow for more stability.

2) You have to make sure you have water. Unless you are going on a short trail that you know really well be sure to take lots of water. I love my Nathan hydration vests. It has gone on anywhere from 5 mile runs to running Kings Peak (the highest point in Utah).

3) Look ahead. You want to keep on eye on the trail. Keep your eyes down and watchful of 10-15 feet ahead of you at all times. Too many times I have heard a noise and looked up into the trees just to land on my face.

4) Short strides. You want to stay as sure footed as possible.

5)  Don't stress about your time. You are not going to run the same type of times and paces as you do on the road. It just isn't going to happen. If you are stressed about the pace you aren't going to enjoy the trail. Instead go out for time or just focus on exertion level if you are training on trails. If you are new to trail running I would highly encourage you to just get out and enjoy. Have a trail in mind and a distance or time, but do not have paces in mind.

Getting out and enjoying the trails will bring a very different type of calmness and enjoyability to your soul. Don't miss out on those opportunities.

Happy Fit Friday! 
Much Love and Peace~ Nichole and Ruthie


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