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Green Smoothie Chart

THE HEALTHIEST FAST FOOD

I’m on a kick again with my favorite fast food! And what might that be, you ask? A delicious green smoothie, of course! Take the YOGA BIRD GREEN SMOOTHIE CHALLENGE by replacing your breakfast or lunch with a green smoothie for 10 days. Once you have all your favorite fruits and greens in your fridge, smoothies are quick, healthy and EASY to make! Yoga Bird’s green smoothie chart is here to help you mix and match your favorite ingredients. The 2/3 to 1/3 is the general ratio that I use! So, if I use 2 cups of fruit then I would use 1 cup of greens. Drinking one green smoothie a day, will make you happy from the inside out!

After the 10 days are over, hopefully you’ll have started a new habit of considering a green smoothie instead of your regular breakfast or lunch. Each smoothie packs quite a punch of vitamins and minerals. And you can add other boosters too, like protein power, chia seeds or even rolled oats (they really fill you up!).

One of my simple favorites is strawberries, blueberries, frozen peaches and kale (stems removed)! I add a little coconut milk if it’s too thick and a tablespoon of honey depending on how sweet my fruit was. Then, just blend away!

If you come up with a favorite combination, please share it with us in the comments below. smile

Happy Blending! #beyourownbird

Green Smoothie!
Green Smoothie!

Why I Practice Yoga Bird! By Joyce Courtney

Happy Spring Yoga Birds! Just dropping-in to tell you a quick story and to cheer, “GoYou!” I began teaching exercise classes when I was 23 but only started to practice yoga, when I was 45 years young! I was coaching high school track and field at the time and I knew it would be good preventive medicine for my athletes. I loved it and haven’t looked back. Now . . . I practice yoga basically because I love life and my family so much. I want to be able to move and do things with them for as long as I can. It’s as lovely and as simple as that. Yoga helps keep you feeling younger. Yoga Bird, is designed for “The Everyday Bird” regular people like you and me. Yoga Bird classes give us a good range of motion, so we can do important things like plant flowers in our gardens and dance at our friend’s wedding! Yoga Bird classes build strength in our muscles and bones, so we can carry two children (or grandchildren) at the same time and go hiking in the AZ mountains! Yoga Bird meditations keep us present and centered in our spirits, in our bodies and in our moments. YB is for overall health, enhancing our relationships and for all the “simple things” that we love to do. So . . . take this as an encouragement for you to keep your two or three times a week practice, going! Yes! That is enough for you to have benefits. Throw in a nice walk (with your cute dog) once or twice a week and you’ve got a cross-training program that works! It’s totally doable!

I do something like this:

Sunday - long walk or bike ride with my hubby @steventhepirate

Tuesday - (I teach a LIVE one hour class.) You could do the 40 min. “Happiness Boost” class.

Thursday - “Align My Spine” class or if you’re having an intense week, try the “Restorative Yoga” with Sami Lynn.

Friday or Sat. Take another walk or do the 40 min. “Yoga Flow”

*I also like to treat myself to at least one night of the “Bedtime Yoga Sequence.” #Beyourownbird and do what works for you!

Drop a note to the Yoga Bird community on Facebook or Instagram @yogabirdco and tell us the simple things, in your life, that you love!

Having a picnic with @StevenThePirate on the summit of Mt. Tritle in Prescott, AZ
Having a picnic with @StevenThePirate on the summit of Mt. Tritle in Prescott, AZ
Grandbaby June keeps me movin'!
Grandbaby June keeps me moving’!
Grandbaby, Pearl! Can't give enough hugs!
Grandbaby, Pearl! Can’t give enough hugs!


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