Love me, Love my Leafy Greens

How are you going with our March Challenge? There are some epic recipes and push up videos and pictures out on social media, I absolutely love seeing them daily. Keep up the fab work!

I love the way my life has turned out. Do you ever stop and think about that? So there I am walking along the beach with my AMAZING kids and what’s in my hand? A delicious, cold, refreshing and very GREEN juice. I blitzed a world of greens into one nutritious green juice and took it with me for our family walk…sipping all the way. Green smoothie juice Dani Stevens That was the start to one day in March and one serve of good-for-you-greens just a few gulps away. Spinach, celery, a bit of broccoli for added punch – and I added some green apple and green grapes to make it a bit sweeter and juicier (I’m not a huge fan of bitter and that’s why I choose spinach over kale, by the way…) Me. Kids. A green juice. Did I imagine when I was being kind of wild and crazy in my 20s that I’d be a fitness motivating healthy mum-of-four in my 40s – helping show other people all around the world all the small steps they can take to be healthier and happier? Did I imagine happiness would be the idea of drinking spinach juice and going for a simple walk in the fresh air with the sound of the waves soothing my mind? No way. Do I love that it’s worked out that way? Yes!

Good morning my lovely IG friends ? welcome to my little garden? this past few days I've been doing a fair amount of gardening at mums place ? she has a great veggie patch & it's her pride & joy!! She also has an amazing green thumb where everything just grows! I love spending time with her & helping her with her passion . The other day was her birthday & made one of Audrey's special ? cakes @unconventionalbaker but instead of chocolate & coffee ( she's allergic) I used beetroot powder & she loved it & couldn't believe that you can make gorgeous treats out of veggies as well!! Which brings me to this morning's breakfast bowl ? behind the chocolate picket fence my little green garden is growing with lots of delicious sweet fruit & flowers ? dedicated to my dear friend Audrey as a thank you for her lovely feature of me yesterday!! Thank you honey I'm sending this bowl to you all the way to freezing Canada even if it's only through Insta ? Welcome all you new lovelies & hi??close up !! I hope you make yourselves at home ! Recipe for the smoothie ?in the comments. Enjoy your day LUVIES ?? #nicecream #smoothie #greensmoothie #smoothiebowl #smoothiebowls #matcha #yahoofood #eatclean #healthy #bestofvegan #theartofplating #yuminthetumrepost #glutenfree #gloobyfood #breakfastideas #raw #vitamix #feedfeed #thekitchn #beautifulcuisines #dessert #rawtill4 #eattherainbow #whatveganseat #vegan #pushupsandGREENS #plantbased #buzzfeedfood A photo posted by Dora Xindaras (@theradiantkitchen) on

My March Challenge #pushupsandGREENS is underway and I love that you are all up for it and sharing pics of the green leafy goodness you’ve been putting in your bodies too. Keep them coming! Some recipes for your inspiration?

Try these today: For a green smoothie that is the PERFECT post-workout blast of recovery goodness, check it out here.

It’s my absolute fave. The “coconut” protein powder “SUPERFOOD”. You’ve probably got the ingredients in your fridge and pantry right now. Strawberries, honey, coconut water, a banana AND…of course, SPINACH. Yum. Why are things that are green SO good for your skin and your fitness? Lots of green leafy veggies are considered superfoods because they are rich with anti-oxidants. Then there’s Vitamins – A, C and E can be found in most green foods. And did I mention iron and zinc? And another reason you should be going green in March (and beyond!)? Green veggies are also packed with high water content – especially the dark, leafy ones. So that means low calorie intake – a great way to give you the energy and nutrients your active body needs without stacking on excess calories. Brilliant.

Don't have a Manic Monday, get your Monday motivation from this raw vegan smoothie to help you keep calm and carry on for the start of your new week! Kale-rrific, easy, and quick. Packed with antioxidants, calcium, and protein. 1 Banana 1/2 cup fresh chopped pineapple 1 cup fresh kale 1 cup fresh spinach 1 green Apple, chopped 1/2 cup fresh blueberries 2 tbsps chia seeds 1/2 cucumber, peeled & chopped 1 fresh squeezed lemon 1/2 cup - 1 cup water Blend & enjoy! ????? #rawfoods #vegansofig #raw #vegan #veganfoodshare #foodphotography #plantbased #protein #smoothie #spinach #kale #eatyourgreens #eatclean #govegan #cleaneating #healthy #antioxidants #calcium #breakfast #manicmonday #wholesome #nutrition #wholefoods #iamagreenmonster #eathealthy #eatwithlove #pushupsandgreens #chiaseeds #mondaymotivation #yahoofood

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And then there’s the power of chlorophll – leafy greens are full of it. And it’s brilliant for your body and glowing good health. It’s a phytonutrient that detoxifies your blood and loads it with oxygen – PLUS it’s packed with amino acids. So what are you having for lunch today? Greens! Right?

Or watch my super quick rocket salads.

xxDani

Your Everyday Fitness Food Motivator