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I live an extremely busy lifestyle, just like I’m sure many of you do as well. Balancing school, work, staying active and somehow finding enough time to ensure I’m getting enough nutritious meals to eat is definitely not always easy. I’m constantly looking for new healthy products and recipes to try to make it as easy as possible for myself and for all of you. Smoothies have always been my go-to quick and delicious post-workout meal or snack to keep me going throughout the day. However, call me crazy, but even making a smoothie sometimes didn’t feel convenient enough for me! So when I discovered Evive Smoothie, I was beyond excited to give it a go.

“Having such an easy meal so high in protein is one of the biggest benefits for me with the Evive Smoothie products.”

– Kenzie Forbes

It seriously sounded like a dream! Delivery straight to my door, already prepared “smoothie wheels” I could put into my blender without needing to add several extra ingredients, and in 30 seconds, I would have an amazing nutritious, protein-packed meal. I’m also vegan and have been for 6 years. Having such an easy meal so high in protein is one of the biggest benefits for me with the Evive Smoothie products. This way, I’m able to have an Evive Smoothie post-workout and have the proper nutrition to allow my body to recover from tough workouts and feel satisfied for many hours later.

My favourite Evive Smoothie used to be the Viva flavour. Super bright & fruity, perfect to get you going in the morning and also have you feeling your best throughout the day. But lately, it would definitely have to be the newest Cashew Mocha smoothie! Its creamy texture and rich chocolate taste is so good – not to mention it has 18 g of protein!

My Favourite Full Body Workout

One of my favourite workouts in the gym has to be completing a tough full-body circuit. Here are four of my favourite exercises. Complete them in 3-5 rounds of 20 reps per side/exercise. Please follow the instructions and pictures provided with the exercises.

Box Jump:

Box jumps are one of my favourite exercises to use as either a warm-up on my lower body days at the gym or added into a high-intensity cardio workout. Instructions: Stand in front of the box with feet directly under the hips and hands by your side. Lower yourself into the jumping position by bending at the knees and hips while keeping your head up and back straight. Explosively jump from the crouched position and softly on the centre of the platform absorbing the impact with your legs.

Bent-Over Barbell Rows:

Bent-over rows are an exercise I love adding into my upper body workouts. This exercise mainly targets your back. Instructions: Holding a barbell with a pronated grip (palms facing down), bend your knees slightly and bend at the waist. You want to be as parallel to the floor as you can get while keeping your back straight. Lift the barbell to you, hold at the top, and slowly return to your starting position.

Dumbbell Lateral Raise:

This is my go-to exercise for my shoulders! Instructions: Stand with your arms straight by your side, holding two dumbbells. Lift the dumbbells to your side until your arms are parallel to the floor, keep a slight bend at your elbow. Return slowly to the starting position.

Cable Kickback:

I’m sure you have all seen this glute movement before! Instructions: Using an ankle strap, hook your ankle onto a cable machine. Stand facing the cable machine and hold on for support. Bend at the hips until your back is parallel to the floor. Kick the leg attached to the machine up behind you, leading with your heel. Squeeze at the top of the movement, and slowly lower back to starting position.