Parenting | 3 August 20164 Smoothie Recipes for a Fit Family Share article facebook twitter google pinterest In his book David Kirsch’s Ultimate Family Wellness: The No Excuses Program for Diet, Exercise and Lifelong Health, Kirsch offers real-life guidance to leading by example so your whole family can live healthy, happy lives. While exercise plays a large part in the fun and fitness to be had as a family, cooking is just as important to nourished bodies and whole lives. His chapter on cooking with kids is incredibly realistic – easy-to-prepare, five ingredient and fifteen minute recipes that kids can help with. Smoothies and juices, particularly, are great ways to get tons of nutrients into picky eaters. Here are David’s four go-to-recipes for nutritious, delicious breakfast smoothies. These awesome drinks are great for breakfast or a snack on the run and will keep you and your family charged all morning long. They are fast and easy to make, too. Just put all the ingredients in a blender and go. My blender of choice is the Vitamix 750. It’s powerful, versatile (smoothies, hot and cold soups), kid-friendly, and easy to clean up. Photo from Fair Winds Press Banana Chocolate Protein Smoothie This smoothie is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth while fortifying you with potassium, probiotics, and lots of healthy antioxidants. 1 ?2 cup (120 ml) of almond milk 1 frozen banana 1 ?4 cup (60 g) low-fat plain Greek yogurt 2 teaspoons (6 g) Navitas cacao nibs (or a comparable brand) 1 tablespoon (16 g) fresh-ground almond butter Ice, to taste YIELD: SERVES 1 Avocado Berry Smoothie Berries, avocado, and mango—it’s delicious, nutritious, and energizing. 1?2 cup (120 ml) almond milk 1 whole avocado 1 lime, juiced 3 cups (765 g) frozen strawberries 11?3 cups (280 g) frozen chopped mango YIELD: SERVES 1 Berry Protein Blast I love this appetite-satisfying protein smoothie with its powerful combination of nutrient-rich blackberries, superfood chia seeds, and whey protein powder. 3 ?4 cup (175 ml) almond milk 4 frozen blackberries 1 tablespoon (16 g) peanut butter 2 tablespoons (10 g) protein powder, whey or vegetarian 1 teaspoon Navitas chia seeds (or a comparable brand) YIELD: SERVES 1 Vegan Berry Smoothie This antioxidant-rich vegan powerhouse has the added benefits of magnesium, omega fatty acids, and protein from the hemp seeds. 1 cup (235 ml) almond milk 4 frozen strawberries 4 frozen raspberries 4 frozen blueberries 1 tablespoon (8 g) Navitas hemp seeds (or a comparable brand) 3 or 4 ice cubes, to taste YIELD: SERVES 1 Buy from an Online Retailer US: UK: Fitness and nutrition are vital to your family’s health. Your family is constantly on the move, juggling busy routines, and it’s not always easy for everyone to stay fit, eat well, and maintain a healthy lifestyle. David Kirsch’s Ultimate Family Wellness provides your whole family with the information you need to improve nutrition, maintain physical fitness, and live healthier. This program, created by wellness expert David Kirsch, is more than just a step-by-step plan. It’s a guide to help you, and your family, make simple changes to your daily routine that will provide valuable lessons toward an all-around healthy lifestyle. Fully customizable for adults of any body type, David Kirsch offers his no-excuses 5-5-5® exercise and diet program (five moves, five days, five pounds), to help you improve your fitness level, shed unhealthy weight and at the same time, instill in your family a true passion for fitness and health. Losing the first five pounds in five days is just the jumpstart to feeling and incorporating a new nutritional and fitness philosophy into your day-to-day life. The 5-5-5 plan is so much more than a weight – loss plan; it is a lifestyle plan and philosophy that will forever transform how you and your family look at diet and exercise! By combining enjoyable activities such as family time in the gym, scooter rides, swimming, running and hop scotch, to name a few, your family will discover and embrace the joy and benefits of an active life that goes beyond just pumping at the gym. In David Kirsch’s Ultimate Family Wellness, you’ll also discover ways to keep your body fueled and burning fat. Reduce the time in your kitchen with nutritious and delicious recipes that your whole family can make. Finally, make it last with David Kirsch;s approach to staying mindful, living well, and staying happy and healthy. If it’s time for you and your family to make a change, or you simply want tips to improve the overall health profile for you and your family, David Kirsch’s Ultimate Family Wellness is exactly what you need. With a foreword from author, singer, actress, and fellow parent to twins, Jennifer Lopez. “David’s philosophy gives you creative, realistic and exciting ways to help you and your whole family be healthy together.” – Liv Tyler “In my work speed and precision are the difference between success and failure. David Kirsch recognizes that the stakes regarding personal health and fitness are just as high, and like the top drivers on the track he brings focus and intensity to his work, while still making it an amazingly fun ride. His new book, David Kirsch’s Ultimate Family Wellness, is sure to help keep you and your family on track for a fun, healthy, and fit life.” – Jeff Gordon “I have worked with and known David for over three years and consider him not only my fitness/wellness guru, but more importantly, my trusted friend. No matter your age or physique, David’s new book, David Kirsch’s Ultimate Family Wellness, can help you get results and look and feel your best without sacrificing time with your friends and family. It worked for me. It can work for you. I have had the pleasure of spending a lot of time with his daughters Emilia and Francesca – both in and out of the gym and have seen how David has so beautifully taught and exposed them to a healthy (and fun) lifestyle. On a lighter note, Francesca can still kick my butt when it comes to pushups. I have also been a guest at one of his sumptuous Thanksgiving family and friends dinner and can vouch for his fine culinary acumen. It was one of the healthiest, most delicious home cooked meals I have ever eaten! I can’t wait to try the new recipes and encourage you to experience David’s 5 – minute plank workout. It helps shape and tone my body in no time!” – Kate Upton Share article facebook twitter google pinterest If you have any comments on this article please contact us or get in touch via social media.