So I’ve got a lot on my plate…literally AND figuratively.
FOOD IS FUEL!!!! My days start early and are usually planned by the hour. No joke.
I have a worksheet beginning in increments of 30 minutes starting at 6:30am-10:30pm. Crazy right? Well, I think it’s only crazy if it doesn’t work.
I have to effectively manage my time from the moment I get up, the second I walk in the classroom, the instant I work on orders/website/marketing, the time I run on to the tennis court for practice, and the minute I step into the library to #werk.
My REALLYYYY busy days can be draining, but are necessary to the life of a student-athlete entrepreneur (honestly sat here to make up a cool name to merge the words but nothing made sense, so I digress).
QUESTION: How do I maximize my efficiency? ANSWER: Proper nutrition!
I have teamed up with my roomie and one of my FIRST customers: @callascleaneats for some quick nutrition advice & I of course had to request the recipe for my favorite smoothie she got me hooked on (but I’m not mad about it).
So…welcome to the bloggin life Calla Girl!!!!!
“My name is Calla Ramont, roommate and best friend of #girlboss Kat Samardzija. Not to mention, Locker Lifestyle lover (even though I may be slightly biased ;)). I have to say, I lucked out with finding a roomie/bestie with similar interests.
This girl has a work ethic that never ceases to amaze and it keeps me motivated on the daily!
I recently started an Instagram page (@callascleaneats) to share easy, yummy, healthy meal ideas, recipes, and health tips.
I’ve been interested in healthy eating for quite awhile now, but I cannot even begin to describe how much I’ve learned over the years, and continue to learn every day!
I am always looking to gain more knowledge by studying, reading, listening to podcasts, doing my own research on databases like PubMed (nerd status), and more.
My favorite part about the health field is that it’s CONSTANTLY changing. There is always more to learn (and more to eat!!).
Healthy eating should not be about how you look, but about how you FEEL. When I eat foods that nourish my body (with some pizza and fro-yo sprinkled in here and there- balance duh) I feel my absolute best.
It shows in my performance in class, the gym, and my overall mood. So when I’m headed out the door (in my Wrist Locker) whether its to a heavy lifting sesh at the gym, or long day of classes, I am full of energy and ready to get the most out of my day.
Per Kat’s request, I have decided to share the secrets to my Cacao Berry Blast Smoothie Bowl! (You’re welcome in advance).”
I would LOVE if you guys would comment your favorite smoothie topping, how you liked this post, and/or how deceptively tasty you know this recipe is. Thanks for being here!!!
Cacao Berry Blast Smoothie Bowl
- 1 frozen banana
- ½ C frozen zucchini (gives you that extra serving of veggies + makes your smoothie thicker- you can’t taste it, I promise!)
- ¼ C frozen berries of choice (I used raspberries)
- 1 serving of protein powder
- 1 TBSP cacao powder (for an extra chocolaty taste + magnesium)
- 1 TBSP chia seeds (extra fiber + fat to keep you fuller, longer!
- 1 C nut milk of choice
Throw it all in the blender on high. Be PATIENT! For a thicker, more ice cream-like smoothie…scrape the sides a couple of times to get it all to blend. Get creative with toppings! I like to use unsweetened raw coconut flakes, cacao nibs, & granola 🙂