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H E A LT HY R E C I P E BERRY ALMOND SMOOTHIE BOWL
E X E R C I S E E S S EN T I A L S
Try this exercise to keep your body strong and flexible.
Alleviates Back Pain
• ⅛ tsp ground cardamom • ⅛ tsp vanilla extract • ¼ cup blueberries • 1 tbsp unsweetened coconut flakes
• ⅔ cup frozen raspberries • ½ cup frozen sliced banana • ½ cup plain almond milk • 5 tbsp sliced almonds, divided • ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
Supine Leg To Chest Lieflatonyourbackwithbothkneesbentandyour feetflaton thefloor. Bring your knee up toward your chest as high as you can. Use your arms to gently pull your knee further. Return to the starting position, then repeat 6 times.
DIRECTIONS Blend raspberries, banana, almond milk, 3 tablespoons almonds, cinnamon, cardamom and vanilla in a blender until very smooth. Pour the smoothie into a bowl and top with blueberries, the remaining 2 tablespoons almonds and coconut.
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