Stretch and Slurp - Fit Girl Treats Shares Her Yoga Practice and Favorite Smoothies

August 23, 2017

On Monday August 14, Growing in Jersey City and Leah Boston of Fit Girl Treats joined together for our first Stretch and Slurp. We wanted to bring our passions together in one event and since Leah is a certified yoga instructor and a smoothie expert, we thought this was perfect. 

 

We met Leah the way we meet all of our new friends, through instagram. She is 90% vegan and gluten free and posts killer photos of her smoothies. We love making smoothies and liked yoga so we thought it was the perfect match. She teaches all over Hoboken and is a dedicated follower of the Jersey City yoga instructor Steven Chen of Simha Yoga Lab. This event is just the first of our collaborations and we are looking to explore new foods and workshops. 

 

 Let’s talk about the evening:

 

Leah started the night with the yoga session - using a moon salute to guide the practice, calming our systems, and allowing the effects of Monday to wash away. She took us through a beautiful flow that continuously moved until it was time to focus on the deep stretches. While everyone was on different levels, everyone flowed beautifully and I think some practices deepened.

After yoga, Leah started prepping the smoothies with the help of her friend Yesel. We started with Green Mango Monster, which was delicious and then we had Absolutely Acai, which had so many amazing goodies in it. We had lots of toppings - hemp seeds, coconut shavings, cacao nibs, peanut butter, and This Pie is Nuts granola (see recipes below).

 

Everyone left with a goodie bag with Aloha Moments Vanilla Protein Powder, This Pie is Nuts Granola (use Fitgirltreats15 for 15% off your order), and Drink Veeda Cucumber. We also had two raffles from Aloha Moments - a box of protein bars and a HUGE cannister of protein power. Leah also purchased reusable totes from Trader Joe’s for everyone. 

We were able to donate $25 of the proceeds to Bend to Mend. Bend to Mend is a local charity focusing on bringing yoga to the community and raises money to help families in inner city school systems. They have a partnership with William L. Dickinson High School in Jersey City, NJ. 

 

Leah’s Recipes and notes:

 

Absolutely Acai

2/3C Trader Joe's (TJ's) frozen Cauliflower rice 

1 packet TJ's frozen Acai 

1C TJ's frozen Strawberries

1/2 a fresh Avocado

1tbsp TJ's hemp hearts

1/2 a packet of Aloha vanilla protein

1/2tsp cinnamon

1/2C hemp milk*

 

Run your Acai packet under hot water until you can break it in half.  Then add your Acai with all other ingredients to a high speed blender and blend until smooth.  Pour into bowl and top with anything you like including your This Pie is Nuts Granola, cacao nibs, coconut flakes, peanut butter, berries, etc.

 

Green Mango Monster

1C TJ's frozen mango

1C fresh Kale

1 frozen banana

1/2 fresh avocado

1tbsp TJ's hemp hearts

1/2 a packet of Aloha vanilla protein

1/2tsp cinnamon

1/2C hemp milk*

 

Add all your ingredients to a high speed blender and blend until smooth.  Pour into bowl and top with anything you like including your This Pie is Nuts Granola, hemp hearts, coconut flakes, mango, banana, etc.

 

*To make hemp milk it is 2C filtered water blended up with 3tbsp hemp hearts.  You do not need to strain, the milk will last about 3 days in fridge.  Note you can replace hemp milk with any liquid of preference including coconut milk, almond milk, water, etc.

 

I really hope you guys enjoy the recipes and have fun switching out some of the ingredients to further play with the flavor profile.  Some additional flavor combos I highly recommend are adding any combination of blueberries, raspberries or blackberries to the Absolutely Acai (you can get a frozen mixed berry from TJ's) and adding cucumber, zucchini, or coconut meat to the Green Mango Monster (you can find frozen coconut meat at TJ's). 

 

 

 

 

 

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