FUELING TO ELEVATE
Yay! The new Spring line “Elevate Your Movement” is here! I hope you are just as excited as I am for the beautiful pastels, geometric designs, and gorgeous goddess-inspired tops. When I heard about the theme of the new line, it got me thinking about how I elevate my own movement.
For those of you who don’t know me, I’m Ally and I move in so many ways. If I’m not flowing on my yoga mat, you can find me swimming laps in a pool, running my local trails, or spinning my legs out on my bike as I train for my next triathlon! But I’m not just talking about physical movement here, I also care about a greater movement. Like Inner Fire, I care a lot about education; I am a full-time researcher for projects focused on education in developing countries.
So when I got to thinking, “How do I elevate all of my movement?” the thought that came to mind was fuel. With proper fueling, I have found I am able to perform the best I can by how I fuel myself.
For this blog, I want to share tips and tricks for how I fuel myself to elevate my movement. I encourage you to reflect on how you elevate your movement as well, and maybe give one or all of these ideas a try! I hope you also join us for the Instagram challenge to explore healthy fuelling for the entire body, mind, and soul #fueltoelevate.
ALLY’S EASY SMOOTHIE RECIPES
Ever since companies like Jamba Juice and Robek’s Juice came out, I was hooked on smoothies. To cut on costs, I started making my own and have been making smoothies for years now. Both of these recipes are completely adaptable for whatever diet or routine you have going on. The fun in smoothie-making comes with the experimentation! Inhale smoothies, exhale positivity!
This is my favorite smoothie. It can be a perfect to-go breakfast or healthy afternoon pick-me-up. If you’re new to green smoothies, don’t be alarmed if this doesn’t float your banana boat right away. The “green” flavor might be a bit strong at first!
To make, blend the following ingredients:
Pour into a glass and enjoy! If your smoothie is way too thick, scoop into a bowl – and look! You made a smoothie bowl. Top it with granola and make it pretty.
Prep trick: Bag up your frozen items ahead of time each week that way they are easy to grab from the freezer in the morning.
I love making this milkshake after a hard workout to refuel my muscles and aid in my recovery. I recommend using Unico Nutrition protein powders (use ALLYKB for a discount). They come in so many flavors and have vegan options too!
MY NEW FAVORITE WAY TO MAKE COFFEE (AND KICKSTART THE DAY!)
Have you heard of BulletProof Coffee? Well, rather than typing everything out, I suggest you read this blog post. I learned about this coffee last year when I went to the Wanderlust Yoga Festival with Inner Fire in Whistler, Canada. Essentially, it’s a morning beverage that not only wakes you up, but it also fuels and fills you up!
If you’re thinking, do I really need the grass-fed butter and the fancy oil? My answer is, if you’re going to go through the extra time it takes to make it, why not make it the recommended way? It’s delicious!
Pst…If you’re vegan, you can substitute the butter 1-2 tbsp of non-dairy milk.
TIPS FOR FUELING WHILE TRAVELING
I travel a lot for fun and I also travel for work. Here’s what I’ve learned from my experiences traveling to places like Ireland, Ethiopia, Peru, and even visiting other states.
Feel free to message me on Instagram @allykborn if you have any questions about stuff in this blog (or even stuff not mentioned in the blog)! Thank you for reading! Now go elevate your movement and head on over to Instagram to join our challenge this week!