Pilates Summer Series – Day #6 + Tropical Smoothie Recipe


Summer is definitely drawing near. After my trip to Arizona last weekend I have been craving ice cold water with fresh fruit and citrus. So refreshing.

Last year I wrote all about infused detox waters so be sure to check out this post for yummy flavored water ideas to keep you cool and hydrated as you complete your workouts.


Another refreshing drink I’ve been loving lately is this creamy tropical smoothie.

It’s packed with nutrients and healthy fats to keep you full and satisfied.

tropical smoothie

Creamy Tropical Smoothie

serves 1-2


1.5 cups almond or coconut milk

1 teaspoon coconut oil

1/4  large avocado

1/2 cup frozen pineapple

1/2 cup frozen mango

1 frozen banana

1 teaspoon raw honey (more or less to taste)

tropical smoothie


Blend and enjoy post-workout! 🙂

Let’s do Pilates…

We’re back to the abs again today and I think you’ll love it. Today I want you to focus on moving slowly, with control and precision. Don’t rush the exercises. Faster and “harder” isn’t always better. Follow my lead and remember to breathe.

If you are unable to view the video above follow this link to YouTube.

Today’s Check-In: Show me how you’re hydrating!

Drinking water is one of the easiest things you can do to care for your health. Use the #PilatesSummerSeries hashtag and feel free to browse what others are posting for some helpful hydration inspiration.








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  1. jamie 6 years ago

    those roll ups are so challenging! i can barely do one. 🙂 any tips on an even more modified version? i ended up just rolling back as far as i could before i lost form/had to use momentum, then rolling up an over my toes.

  2. Colleen 6 years ago

    Awesome flavored water ideas! What did you do in AZ last weekend? Did you try any fun restaurants? We had great weather for ya! 🙂 I hope Denver warms up for ya soon!

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