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Lisa Cohen MS, CN

nutritionist and exercise physiologist

You deserve to enjoy a great quality of life for years to come, to look and feel great and have the energy to focus on what matters most to you!

Recipe: Anti-Aging Blueberry Smoothie!

I am obsessed!

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This antioxidant packed superfood smoothie will have you energized and glowing in no time at all!  Beets and blueberries are loaded with powerful antioxidants that reduce oxidative stress by neutralizing free radicals that can lead to aging and illness.  The coconut oil is not only a natural antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral, but it increases energy expenditure rather than being stored as fat, which can lead to more weight loss in the long term. Hemp seeds are full of fiber, protein, and healthy omega fats, making this beautiful, balanced smoothie a perfect post-workout recharge!  So between all of that nutrition you have a superfood smoothie that also tastes AMAZING without being too sweet.

Recipe credit:  MindBodyGreen

Anti-Aging Blueberry Detox Smoothie
Serves 2

  • 1 cup wild frozen blueberries, or just frozen blueberries
  • 1 cup cubed red beets
  • 1 cup cubed watermelon
  • 1 cup coconut water
  • 1 tablespoon hemp seeds
  • 1 handful of basil leaves (or mint)

Put everything in a blender. Blend and pour.

Add a leaf of either basil or mint for looks.

Serve, drink, enjoy and feel amazing — and maybe even younger!

 

Bootcamp Mondays and Wednesdays!

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Come join me at Tac Fit for Bootcamp!

Bootcamp classes are one hour, and each class includes 30 minutes of interval cardiovascular routines on the spin bikes and 30 minutes of strength training using free weights and other equipment. The strength work focuses on a different major muscle group each day allowing clients to develop a targeted program.   Workouts can vary from two 30 minute segments one day to four 15 minute segments another and even multiple short segments moving the class from bikes to the floor every 5 minutes. The idea is to continually “shock” the body as research demonstrates that it is the most efficient and effective way to improve your cardiovascular system, lose weight and build muscle. The endless variety of exercises insures that no two classes are the same, and that every class feels new and exciting.

Quinoa Breakfast Cereal

Good morning Sunshine!

I take breakfast (along with lunch, dinner and healthy food in general) pretty seriously!   So when I prepare breakfast for my family, I want to make sure that besides being delicious, it is also healthy, pretty and packed with a complete powerhouse of nutrition.

This quinoa breakfast cereal is my yummy alternative to the traditional bowl of oatmeal. It’s quick cooking and packed with protein, and when tossed with coconut oil, I think it’s pretty much the perfect way to start the day.

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Workout Video – Grave Digger

One of my favorites!

This is a great exercise for improving core strength, posture, and stabilizing the scapula.

Start in a very strong plank pose with all of the core muscles locked in.  As you pull the elbow up, you are isolating the postural muscles that stabilize the scapula in your upper back.  You are also working on balance, coordination as well as strengthening all of the muscles associated with core strength.

  • Level 1 – Demonstrated with elbow bending
  • Level 2- Demonstrated with a straight arm

Do 2 sets of 20 repetitions

Filmed by Jillian Livingston  http://www.aspenreallife.com

 

Quinoa Tabbouleh

My new favorite recipe for potlucks and summer bbq!   My darling sister-in-law Leslie, made this dish for a memorial day potluck and it was a big hit!

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I never knew I liked Taboulleh so much!   I couldn’t get over how easy it was to make and how delicious it turned out!

Fresh, light, and energizing, this quinoa tabbouleh is the perfect compliment for any lunch or dinner. Serve with warm pita, kale salad , and hummus to round out a lovely vegetarian meal.   By the way…….I loved the quinoa, but you could use any type of grain you prefer.

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