I was given an awesome opportunity to review a recipe of my choice from Lorna Jane’s new cookbook, Nourish: The Fit Woman’s Cookbook through the Sweat Pink Ambassador program at Fit Approach. Lorna Jane is of course known for her line of activewear and regular promotion of healthy, active living. It comes as no surprise that her cookbook contains a variety of sections that break healthy eating down to the basics with tips on where to buy produce, explaining the alkalinity of drinking water, and the busting those healthy eating myths. These incorporations allow Nourish to read more like a personal lifestyle guide from Lorna Jane herself than a simple cookbook.
When it comes to the recipes themselves, Nourish offers 120 different recipes that are divided into Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Dessert, Snack, and Smoothie categories. All of her recipes emphasize the use of fresh fruits and veggies which I loved.
I received my copy of Nourish just as a heat wave hit Portland, OR. and a smoothie sounded like my best bet at avoiding sweating to death (although if I did, you know I’d #sweatpink). I loved that all of the smoothie recipes were simple and consisted of nutritious items. You won’t find any sugar ladened, processed fruit juices in these smoothies!
I opted for the rescue smoothie which had me blending together a frothy pineapple and coconut based drink. I modified the recipe a little and left out the mint based on personal preference. The flavor was refreshing and light – a perfect way to cool down on a hot day or after an intense workout, yet surprisingly filling! I was definitely content after one serving of this smoothie. The pineapple and coconut together was somewhat reminiscent of a pina colada, but the use of coconut water instead of milk resulted in a fresher taste. The smoothie wasn’t all flavors and no substance however. The enzymes in the pineapple along with the probiotics in the yogurt were supposed to aid in the digestion process, and calm your stomach. Lorna Jane’s Rescue Smoothie has definitely become one of my go to smoothies lately!
Blend 1 cup frozen chopped pineapple, 1 cup pure coconut water, ½ cup unsweetened greek yogurt, 8 fresh mint leaves (I chose to leave this out) together. Serve in a glass topped with extra mint leaves, 2 teaspoons flaked coconut, and 1 teaspoon passionfruit pulp.