Friday, October 29, 2010

Amazing Wheat Grass, Super FOOD!

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I just bought this at our local health food store, and made a smoothie with it. The list of ingredients are amazing and the taste is great!!


AMAZING BERRY ENERGY SMOOTHIE

1 cup of 100% orange juice ( I love tropicana!)
1 cup of frozen mixed berries
1 scoop protein powder ( my flavor of choice is 'cake batter')
1 serving of amazing wheat grass

Blend and enjoy the amazing benefits of a wonderful smoothie!!!


Here is the details from their website:  http://www.amazinggrass.com/berry-green-superfood-powder.html

Our Berry Green SuperFood is a delicious drink powder infused with acai and goji berries to help you achieve your 5 to 9 daily servings of fruits and vegetables.

A full spectrum of alkalizing green superfoods, antioxidant rich fruits, and support herbs unite with organic Acai and Goji berries to provide a powerful dose of whole food nutrition with a delicious berry taste. Complete with pre & probiotics and digestive enzymes to ensure rapid nutrient absorption and healthy digestion.

Berry Green SuperFood: All natural and organic ingredients include organic wheat grass, organic barley grass, organic alfalfa, organic spirulina, organic spinach, organic chlorella (cracked cell-wall), organic broccoli, organic acai from Sambazon, organic maca, organic carrot, organic beet, raspberry, organic rose hips, pineapple, organic goji berries, green tea, acerola cherry, organic flax seed powder, apple pectin fiber, F.O.S. (from chicory root), L. acidophilus, alpha and beta amylase, protease, lipase, lactase, cellulase, siberian eleuthero root, peppermint and other natural flavors.
100% Vegan




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Sunday, October 24, 2010

Weekend in Collingwood

The crisp air, and beautiful colors are so awesome this time of year. We went for a gorgeous hike and found a romantic and magical moment!!!Ahhh!! He he he


I realized a very simple lesson from Harley this weekend...she was leashed for our walk, and I could sense the struggle as she was resisting and really wanted to be set free to explore.

After unleashing my little harley, I watched her as she wandered with such curiousity, chased away anything that was in her way with such confidence and her agility as she jumps and runs around all her obstacles. Loving every single moment, in the moment!

Life is just like that, become curious about the unknown, hurdle those obstacles without fear, and overcome those hesitations with confidence in order to realize the rewards are part of the journey.

You may never make it to the destination, but you might as well have fun doing it!!!



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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Eat Clean-Almond Butter Chocolate Cookies!!

My new oxygen magazine arrived....and I am so excited!!!!  Craving killing cookies?? What...oh yeah!

I opened up my cabinets and started pulling it all together!!!!!
 Oh....soooooooooo happy!!!!

The recipe! (tweaked a little...)


  • 1 organic egg
  • 1 1/2 cups of natural almond butter
  • 1 1/2 scoop rocky road whey protein powder
  • 1/4 cup of Sucanat
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp organic pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup of no sugar added chocolate chips



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oops...I finished off all the almond butter!!! Just wanted to show you the protein powder that I added, it was Rocky Road!!! Soooooooo good, and of course I used sucanat for a little extra sweetness!

BAKE IN THE OVEN @ 350 FOR 12 MINUTES!!! MMMMMMMMMM

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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Whats in my cabinets?

 So this morning I woke up did my usual insane workout at 5am, and rushed home to make a good breakfast....I opened up the cabinets and Ronnie just gasped! Wow...I never realized how much 'stuff' you have! (you see....I do most of the cooking...)
This one above is mostly my baking cabinet. I have some vitamins as well in here.

I laughed and said...I need all of it! Then I took a good look at my cabinets and thought, geez, these are pretty! I like everything in them, and when I go to friends/families houses...I notice that I like going in their cabinets too...more to invade! I like pointing out the things that are NOT healthy, but you think they are. Maybe that should be a job for me!! The food nazi!!! Haha

Anyways, take a peak in, and see what some of my basics are.

This cabinet is my favorite...it has my oats, and cereals!mmmmmmmmmmm I could eat just this all day every day!!
This basket....which you cannot see, has a collection of protein bars. (for those weak chocolate moments!!)

Have a great Wednesday!!!

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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Thanksgiving fun!

My sister knows how to decorate so well for the seasons....ahhhhhhhhh
hehehe


Ok, so she got sucked in on the informercial to buy the NUWAVE oven....

our verdict...'IT ROCKS'!!!

We loved it! We made this butternut squash in the new wave oven in 20 minutes!! In behind are the sweet potatoes roasting away so beautifully!!! YUMMY!!!


I cant resist...(oh by the way this will be the LAST picture of me with glasses on!!! I just got laser eye surgery and I have new eyes!!! I can see!!!!)


My sista!!

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Thursday, October 7, 2010

Quinoa and Black Beans

I got this awesome recipe from
http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Quinoa-and-Black-Beans/Detail.aspx?ms=1&prop25=45661445&prop26=HealthyBites&prop27=2010-10-06&prop28=Main&prop29=Recipe&me=1

It is simple yet so great for you! Full of protein and fibre to fill you up!!




Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped
  • 3/4 cup uncooked quinoa
  • 1 1/2 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup frozen corn kernels
  • 2 (15 ounce) cans black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro

Directions

  1. Heat the oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Stir in the onion and garlic, and saute until lightly browned.
  2. Mix quinoa into the saucepan and cover with vegetable broth. Season with cumin, cayenne pepper, salt, and pepper. Bring the mixture to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 20 minutes,
  3. Stir frozen corn into the saucepan, and continue to simmer about 5 minutes until heated through. Mix in the black beans and cilantro.

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