This week for the healthy blogger series Sculpt & Shine is proud to feature this guest post by my good friend Joey Slomowitz, model, fellow fitness blogger and Creator of Man in Denim Joey shares his favorite healthy breakfast recipe, his sculpting workout routine and favorite places to eat in NYC! Be sure to check out his blog too!
My favorite thing to eat in the morning is porridge (oatmeal). It’s the first thing I look forward to when waking up in the morning and it provides the greatest start to my day. I usually alternate between buckwheat and oats, but the main ingredients are essentially the same.
I usually add:
- a banana
- hemp seeds
- berries, or any fruit I have in the fridge
I have a pressure cooker, so I usually use that to prepare my porridge whilst I do my morning workout routine. The cooker takes around 2 mins for oats and about 4 mins for buckwheat or steel cut oats.
I do a ten minute core workout every morning. I usually alternate between using routines from youtube videos and using my own personal curated workouts. Here’s an example of one that I have stored in my phone. I call it the Australian core workout;
Australian Core Workout!
[ ] 50 leg raises – for lower back
[ ] 30 normal crunches
[ ] 20 side dips (each way)
[ ] 20 straddled legs crunch
[ ] 15 reverse crunch
[ ] 15 ‘cowboy’ crunch
[ ] Half boat – 20 ‘accordians’
[ ] Corpse pose – 30 leg raises
[ ] Swimming x 30 seconds
[ ] 50 criss cross (25 normal, 25 scissor legs)
[ ] Screen door plank × 20
[ ] Plank with leg raise (15 secs each)
FAVORITE NYC SPOTS
My favourite ‘go to’ restaurant has been Bliss Grand in Williamsburg. They have an all vegan healthy menu, a quiet interior and small charming outdoor space. Perfect for close and personal get togethers with friends.
My 2 favourite things on their menu are the ‘black bean burrito’ and the ‘grand plate’.
( photo cred: madera-trade)
Another one of my favourite spots is Sweet Green, also in Williamsburg. Much more than just a salad bar, to me they come across as the healthiest ‘fast food’ you can possibly imagine. They take so much pride in their all organic and locally sourced ingredients that they post on their blackboards where everything comes from! All the local farms listed are either in New York or within close vicinity. On top of all that, I usually don’t end up spending more than $10 on my meal.