Run in the sun, and Abs by the lake
Keep your feet happy. I have yet to find a shoe that fits my feet better than Asics
Get up early and fit in that workout.
Stay hydrated. Drink Clean
Always make time for breakfast: old fashioned oats, blueberries, cinnamon and Greek yogurt.
Wash your veggies. Eat your citrus
Create a rainbow on your plate.
Dandelions (taraxacum officinale) have been around for centuries and used in everything from health remedy’s, to cooking additives, to cleansing drinks.
It’s packed with a high content of vitamins and minerals such as vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin D, niacin, zinc, iron, lutein, and beta-carotene.
Who knew this little backyard weed inhabited so much good?
I did my research, and as a result, have been drinking Dandelion Root Tea for the past two weeks. And I am loving it.
mixed with the juice of 1/2 a lemon and 1 packet of Stevia in the Raw.
When I first started, I could definitely feel it’s detoxifying (flushing) capabilities. However, the more I drink it (up to 2 cups per day) my body has begun to adjust and I feel great.
Here are some of the amazing benefits that are found in this common flower, herb, and antioxidant power plant
- Acts as a blood purifier and organ cleanser, helping both the kidneys and liver remove any toxic congestion that has built up in our body over time.
- Removes bile from the Gallbladder
- Can be used to help wean oneself off of coffee.
- Aids in digestion, weight loss, and treats both constipation and diarrhea.
- Helps clear the skin of many common conditions such as acne and eczema.
- Controls cholesterol and blood sugar levels, making it a great choice for diabetics
- Has anti-inflammatory capabilities, perfect for those who suffer from rheumatoid arthritis.
- Reduces water retention in the body.
Just to name a few.
Before you add Dandelion to your diet, seek the opinion of your doctor. Those with gallbladder problems like gallstones should avoid this herb, as well as those currently taking any diuretic medications.
Always do your research and do what works for YOU!
Now I bet you’re wondering where the “Disco” part of this post comes into play.
Well…on a totally different topic, here is this weeks Spin Playlist that will take you back to the 70’s Disco Days!
We had a blast Spinning and sweating to these memorable hits, and you will too!
It’s been a while since I’ve done a post about my recent meals, so what better day than What I Ate Wednesday to write one!
Since my schedule has gotten much more busy, and only getting busier, you can always follow my Instagram @JENAMAR1E to view my photos of food, fitness, and whatever else I am up to daily.
OK..ready, set, eat!
egg white oats with chia seeds, cinnamon, and blueberries
cooked and cooled oats, chia seeds, strawberries and cinnamon topped with plain Greek yogurt.
sliced apples and raw almond butter
pre-halved avocados. love this
chicken breast with Mr. Dash seasonings
Green Juice from Starbucks. Perfect grab and go snack.
egg whites, kale and ground cauliflower
plenty of veggies. All varieties.
Dandelion Root Tea. Will be posting about this soon.
and unsweetened passion tea. My go to warm weather beverage.
Plank Jack Crossovers: In plank position, Jack your legs out to the side. Bring legs back to starting point, then bring your knee to opposite elbow. Repeat on the other side. That’s 1 rep
Plank Shoulder Taps: In plank position, alternate tapping your shoulder with the opposite hand.
Total Body Crunch: Crunch your knees towards your chest, as if curling into a ball. Do not pull on your neck.
As you know, clean eating and fitness go hand in hand, and sometimes our meals can become a bit stale, or, boring if you will. Because of this, it’s important to add variety to your plate for both nutritional benefits, and as a way to keep yourself from eating the same thing over and over again.
To help you out, I’ve created a list of my favorite Super foods from A-Z. There are plenty more to choose from, as well as cooking styles, so make sure to try a new item each week to add vibrancy and variety to both your life and palate.
Which will you try today!?
Click on the name to read the benefits of each item.
- Dandelion Root
- Flax (whole or ground)
- Iced Tea (Unsweetened).preferably passion tea from Starbucks )
- Navy Beans
- Ugli Fruit
- Xylocarp (a hard, wooden shelled fruit. Such as a coconut)
What are some of your favorite Super foods?