Archive for February, 2013

February 28, 2013

Must find in Philadelphia

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February 28, 2013

Lil Yogini

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February 28, 2013

Inspiration Yoga Poses

February 28, 2013

Black Honey Quinoa Granola Clusters

I need to work on a shorter title. This post is inspired from Rabbit Food For My Bunny Teeth’s quinoa granola recipe! I love her posts so if you guys have not checked her out yet, you really should! She has great recipes and I think that what she is doing is absolutely amazing. She is honest about her struggle with living healthy and has found such great ways to cook. I have never used a weight loss program like Nutrisystem or premade meals, but I have always had a passion for cooking. After reading her posts, I have checked out the same documentaries and read up on the food I put into my body. She has taught me so much about juicing, vegan recipes, and how to make sweet vegan treats! It is actually because of her and after I read about Joe Cross that I made the investment into buying a juicer and experimenting with juice recipes! Hands down one of the best decisions I have made in my drinking life. I cannot wait to read what the future holds for her! She’s gotten the attention of Chobani, Dole, Joe Cross, and a bunch of other fitness and health bloggers with her beautiful photography and sincere attitude towards helping people! She wrote this awesome granola recipe and I adapted it to my tastes, so here is the completed recipe that I stash in my office drawer for a quick pick me up snack.

Ingredients

Serves 4

1/2 cup uncooked black quinoa, unwashed (you can use regular and you can also do red)

1 tablespoon chia seeds

2 tablespoons sliced almonds

1 teaspoon cinnamon

2 tablespoons honey or agave

1/8 cup golden raisins or dried fruit of your choice

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a baking pan with nonstick spray (I used Baking PAM). Mix all ingredients except the golden raisins or dried fruit and the almonds, and set aside. You will add the almonds and the dried fruit when the quinoa clusters have cooled down. Spread the quinoa mixture evenly onto the baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes or until the granola is golden brown and amazing. This may vary depending on your oven so keep an eye on it! When the mixture has cooled, you can break it into little chunks and add the dried fruit and almonds for a delicious snack or satisfying breakfast with some nice greek yogurt and some fruit!

xx

R

Good additions would also be some walnuts or macadamia nuts if you are not a fan of almonds.

 

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February 28, 2013

Banana Ginger Mango Smoothie

Bananas are portable, delicious, and give you an incredible energy boost. I try to eat one everyday. Bananas contain

  • good source of probiotics
  • good source of potassium, which is so good for your cardiovascular system
  • good source of B6, prevents sleeplessness and is also a good source of electrolytes, supplying your body with energy
  • good source of pectin, which keeps your body regular and aids digestion

This smoothie incorporates some of my favorite ingredients for a great breakfast, lunch or after workout snack.

Ingredients

  • 1 banana, diced
  • 1 inch piece of ginger, diced
  • 1 cup frozen or fresh mango, diced
  • 1 cup almond milk, light coconut milk, or milk of your choice
  • 1 teaspoon chia seeds
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1 tablespoon raw almond butter

Directions

Blend and serve! Add ice if you want it to be cold and crisp!

x

R

February 27, 2013

Things I Do While Working

Blog about working while sitting here working.
Take Instagram photos of my desk.
Snap chat useless selfies to my best friends.
Text about working.
Pretend I have responsibility.
Pretend I am not replaceable.
Pretend my Instagram photos are profound and a new perspective on young adulthood.
Wallow.
Wonder if I should be doing something else.

Prepare client list for meeting with my boss.

Call clients and follow up on some appointments just enough to think I do my job.

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February 27, 2013

Back to Bikram Soon

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February 27, 2013

Kale Chef Salad

The mystery vegetable was kale!!

This is one of my all time favorite foods and I wanted to show you guys what I eat for lunch basically everyday, with variations of course.

Ingredients

2 cups kale, washed

1/2 cup corn

1/2 avocado

1/2 cup protein (tofu is featured here)

1/4 cup fat free cheddar or reduced fat shredded cheddar, I like Kraft

Dressing

1 tablespoon olive oil

Pepper

1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar

1 tablespoon tahini

Directions

Whisk the dressing in a separate bowl and pour over the rest of the ingredients. Quickly toss and coat evenly.

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February 26, 2013

I looked like this 42 weeks ago

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February 26, 2013

Sunrise Juice

Pretty no?

Ingredients

2 nectarines

1 cucumber

1 cup spinach

1 apple

1 carrot

2 sprigs mint

Directions

Juice and love!

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