I’m just over it. All of the truffles, cookies, candy canes, baked breads, and the stockings stuffed with candy. My body hates me, I’m more lethargic, and I’m finding more and more squishy on me the more I indulge.
Early last fall, I got a call from Lora Kelley, editor and stylist, to shoot a feature for The Wedding Planner on bridal health, and with the release of the magazine, the end of the unhealthy eating season, and the start of the new year, I think it is a WONDERFUL time of year to post about BRIDAL HEALTH!
During the summer through December, I was working out with a personal trainer and became super passionate about it. I have strong feelings about being healthy and about what goes into my body. When you learn what an over abundance of certain foods do to your body, it just starts to “eat” at you. [Pun intended]. As a wedding photographer, someone who photographs a girl looking her best for 8+ hours, I feel TERRIBLE sending brides chocolates, cookies, or something as a “gift.” I want to encourage them to take care of their body! Not only for their wedding day, but for life! So, since produce might start rotting by the time it gets to their front door, this article by Jodi Esselstyn from Clay Fitness is a perfect first step to help brides keep it right!
So brides, pick up a copy of The Wedding Planner! Indulge in this smoothie recipe that tastes like CANDY. I tried it – it’s AMAZING. It’s green, but tastes like it should be a jolly rancher flavor. Also, holler to Adam Barnes Photography, MY wedding photographer, who shot the cover!
I want to say a few words about the shoot! Thanks to Clay Fitness in Charlottesville for letting us use their fitness studio! Lora, her assistant, and I had so much fun styling these little fruits! I could totally see myself going in the editorial direction one day! ONE day…
1/2 cup mango
1/2 cup peach
1-2 cups diluted orange juice
2-3 handfuls of baby spinach or cooked kale
1/2 non-fat greek yogurt
Add what ever else you’d like and BLEND!