Refuel with your Garden Green Smoothie!!
10 oz liquid
Vegan Vanilla protein powder
2 cups Power UP Greens
1 small granny smith apple
1/2 large cucumber
dash of cinnamon
Our body has a natural way of cleansing itself, and all we need to do is feed it the right nutrients to help it do its job.
Cleansing ( NOT FASTING ) supports our liver, kidneys, and metabolism, while reducing inflammation and ridding our body of toxins.
10 best cleansing and detoxifying foods.
1. Lemons: balances alkaline and acid levels / cleanses intestines.
-add fresh lemon juice to your water in the morning to flush out any toxins.
2. Dandelion Leaves: Supports our liver and kidney functions to filter out toxins
-drink daily in tea form, or purchase actual dandelion leaves and throw them into your morning smoothie, juice, or salad 2x a week.
3 Habanero Peppers: support metabolism (fat burner), increase circulation, cleanse our senses.
4. Filtered Water: SAFE, and flushes toxins from our body.Tap water is known to have antidepressants,antibiotics, shampoo, and plenty of other chemicals in it, so I don;t recommend drinking from your sink.
5. Ginger Root: aids in digestion and reduces inflammation
-add to salad, smoothies, chew on its own, or chop up and steep in a cup of warm water.
6. Green Tea: mild source of caffeine, non acidic, good for skin
7. Coconut oil: keeps blood thin, unlike other oils which cause blood to become “sticky”.
8. Raw Vegetables (esp. greens): detoxifies the body with vitamins,minerals, and enzymes.
9. Psyllium Husk: natural source of Fiber, cleanses intestines, aids in waste removal.
- add to protein shakes, pancakes, or smoothies with frozen fruit.
10. Be your own chef: wean out the bad and add the good.
-cook your own meals to ensure you are ingesting the best foods possible. Most restaurants use preservatives, vegetable oils, high amounts of sodium and other artery blocking additives that have no place in our body.
Start adding in these foods and cutting out the excess sugars and garbage from your day. Eat what benefits your body.
Last November I completely cut out coffee and dairy from my diet. I have also not had whey protein for almost a year due to feeling bloated and uncomfortable every time I had it.
I am not saying that everyone should do this, but after much trial and error, this is what I had found worked for me, and for many of my clients as well.
I have switched from coffee to green tea, coconut and almond milk, yogurt or ice cream in place of dairy, and Vegan protein has been my “go-to” for protein shakes.
In all honesty, my mind has never felt less cluttered, my focus has been ON, and my digestion has improved tremendously
I love the vanilla protein powder from Arbonne Essentials, and I recommend it to anyone looking to clean up their diet.
I use it as a replacement for a quick, but healthy meal on the go, or as the perfect post workout shake to keep me satisfied until dinner.
Not only is this powder packed with plant based proteins, vitamins and minerals, but it is low glycemic index, free of gluten, animal products or bi-products, artificial flavors, sweeteners or coloring, and is very easy on my stomach.
Basically everything that I look for in a protein powder.
Want to try it for yourself?
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And while we’re at it, why not cleanse other parts of your life as well?
lack of sleep
All of these negative stressors increase our cortisol and adrenaline levels, which cause extra weight gain, especially in our midsection. They also cause us to feel overwhelmed, unhappy, fatigued and extremely irritable.
Who has time for any of that?
A clean life is a happy life. Look better, feel better, be better. Period.
And I’m back!! Time is flying by!
So much wedding planning has been done, and I soon will be a bride in less than two months. Crazy!!
My shower was this past Sunday at L’ANDANA in Burlington, and it was absolutely breathtaking.
(party favors: Potted Herb Planet-basil, thyme, oregano, parsley, rosemary and sage)
My place card table had a “love tree” centerpiece, which had 70 words hanging from it’s branches that Matt and I chose to describe our relationship.
When the guests arrived, they each took a word from the tree and brought it to their seat. While Matt and I opened gifts, I chose 5 words from a glass bowl and read them aloud. Whoever had a matching word got to pick an envelope off of the “Prize tree” which held dinner certificates to 5 different restaurants.
It was the perfect way to break up the gift opening portion of the shower, and to keep everyone from getting bored while eating dessert.
My florist, Michele Bernard, is the angel that took my ideas and brought them to life. She is phenomenal in everything that she does, from place cards, to flowers, to menu designs.
I am also FINALLY the owner of a Vitamix Blender and Omega VERT Juicer!
It’s the little things
SO.. besides planning a wedding, I have also been busy building my business with Arbonne.
Sharing my passions for health, fitness and business is what I THRIVE on, and I am now able to do even more of this while meeting a ton of new people in the process.
I am truly blessed, excited, and eager to change as many lives as I can, and my clients are loving their results from my 30 day Fit Kit.
It makes me so incredibly happy to see people take control of their lives and create something beautiful; a healthy future.
No more bloat, indigestion, or fatigue. No more crazy cravings,caffeine jitters, or feeling hopeless.
What I provide is VEGAN, easily digestible PLANT PROTEIN, GLUTEN FREE, NO CHEMICALS, NO ARTIFICIAL INGRIEDIENTS and NO GMOS.
It is also supported by the anti cancer institute, has a green commitment, AND has Medical Doctors on a scientific review committee from places like the Mayo clinic.
What more could you ask for?
Give me 30 days and begin to feel ALIVE again.
PLEASE email me (email@example.com) if you are looking for a way to change your life, while LOVING the way that you look and feel from the inside out.
After a long, frigid Winter..Spring has finally sprung.
Cheers to new beginnings, better health, and even better weather!
I feel like my head is about to explode with all of the information that I want to send to the world.
Everyday I encounter frustrated individuals who are looking for a place to start on their journey towards a healthy future. They are overwhelmed, scared, defeated, and feel out of control, so I want to do everything that I can to help them by introducing an easier way to live a healthy life.
It’s not rocket science, and it shouldn’t feel like it either. It’s all about living and eating in a way that is recognized by our body, and this is done through NATURE.
Nature means something different to everyone. Some prefer plant based, while others love meat. Some drop $200+ dollars on a face cream with some natural ingredients, while other prefer to make their own face masks with brown sugar, coconut oil and sea salt.
However you want to live is fine. It is your life, and your body. But why would you want to bombard it with red dye #5, soy lecithin, artificial sweeteners, and tons of other unpronounceable, not found in nature ingredients that reek havoc on your body? This is not only from oral ingesting, but also through skin absorption from creams, shampoo and make-up.
Chemicals are everywhere, and we are constantly exposing ourselves to their harmful reactions.
So here is what I want YOU to do.
Go through your cabinets, your fridge, and your make up case. Check your kids vitamins, your husbands shave gel, even your pet’s shampoo.
What does the ingredients list look like? I guarantee you will be shocked at what you and your family have been ingesting through your mouth and your skin.
As a result, I have teamed up with Global company ARBONNE to help YOU and all of your loved ones find the right path with aromatherapy, botanically based cosmetics, plant based nutrition and so much more.
It is gluten free, vegan, contains no GMO’s, hypoallergenic and dermatologist tested.
From their #1 line of Anti-aging products RE9 Advanced, Vegan pea protein and Vitamins to keep you energized, and Sun Care for those hot days on the beach, there is something for EVERY member of your family. Kids and pets included!
My family has been raving about the results they’ve received from ARBONNE, and many of them have been using their products for years. From better digestion, more energy, smoother skin, and an overall feeling of confidence, the results are endless.
Bottom line..I want YOU to feel this way as well.That is why I am sharing this with you today.
Check out ARBONNE’s website for more information, or contact me to help you get started on your new journey towards an unprocessed life. It’s a small step in the right direction that will lead to a lifestyle of natural health.
In other news, I started my month off by climbing 61 flights of the John Hancock Tower at the MS Climb To The Top event.
On March 1, 2014, participants will climb 61 flights of stairs to the top of the John Hancock Tower, New England’s tallest building. Climb to the Top is a unique event that raises funds to help the almost 18,000 people in Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Vermont affected by multiple sclerosis, a disease of the central nervous system that has no known cause or cure. Your participation in Climb to the Top provides help for today and hope for tomorrow through education, support, advocacy, and research funded by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Greater New England Chapter.
It was such a humbling experience, and it feels great to support those who really need it.
Before the climb, I gulped down one of my Energy Fizz Sticks for an added pep to my step.
If you have been following me, then you know that I have been off coffee since November, so this little packet worked perfectly to help me climb those steps with ease.
No jitters or post caffeine fog included
Let’s give March Madness a whole new meaning. It’s time to HEALTHY, CONFIDENT, and CLEAN!
Join me on this journey towards loving yourself more, and stepping out of the toxic clouds that fill your home with harmful chemicals.
Breathe the fresh air. Bring nature back into your life.
Meditating before the hectic day begins
Waking up my body with warm lemon water, a cup of tea, and a cleansing green juice.
Allow for at least 30 minutes a day to MOVE.
This may include cardio, yoga, or resistance training. Get that heart rate up!
Fueling with color
Super Simple Ground Chicken Gumbo!
1 lb. Lean ground chicken
1 package of frozen stir fry veggies
1 can diced tomatoes, with juice
Cook and place on top of spaghetti squash or brown rice!
Spinach, kale, frozen berries, maca powder, spirulina, ground flaxseed, brown rice protein, cinnamon, water and ice.
Greens massaged with avocado, ground pepper and fresh lemon juice
Reading instead of watching.
My current book of choice…
Getting enough sleep!
Having a new puppy has definitely led to many interrupted nights, but Madi’s bladder has gotten stronger with every passing week
Getting out of my own way.
What is YOUR healthy?
Last Tuesday, I slipped a disc in my back.
Yes, last Tuesday, and I’m still feeling it a week later.
What Is a Slipped Disk?
Your spinal column is made of up 26 bones (vertebrae) that are cushioned by disks. The disks protect the bones by absorbing the shocks from daily activities like walking, lifting, and twisting.
Each disk has two parts—a soft, gelatinous inner portion and a tough outer ring. Injury or weakness can cause the inner portion of the disk to protrude through the outer ring. This is known as a slipped or herniated disk. This causes pain and discomfort. If the slipped disk compresses one of your spinal nerves, you may also experience numbness and pain along the affected nerve.
It’s painful, annoying, and the only thing that has worked for me this time, and in the past, is ibuprofen, Epsom salt baths, and sleeping on the floor with an icepack.
I’ve also been drinking tons of ginger tea to help with inflammation.
Having a strong back is important. Performing bent over rows, supermans, back extensions and lat pull downs are all essential ways to keep your torso strong. However, we sometimes do not pay attention to our posture, or move the wrong way, and this can cause a disc to slip.
In my cause, I am pretty sure that a combination of crooked sitting, arched standing, and ignoring the recent tweaks that I’ve felt in my back brought me to this place of pain.
never ignore those signals. If something hurts, let it rest. It’s the only body you have.
It’s important to keep your body balanced by working both your core and back muscles, and planks are the perfect way to incorporate all of your mid section muscles at the same time.
Since it’s a show day here in Boston, try this at home core circuit that will heat up your center and keep your body strong!
Remember to always sit, drive, and stand with you shoulders back, never lock your knees, and start incorporating flexibility to your daily agenda.
Just a few minutes of stretching can do wonders as a start to your day.
Take care xoxo
Throw It Together Turkey Chili
I’m very into Organic Granny Smith apples right now…
Alone, or in Green Smoothies
1 cup Kale
1 cup spinach
1 chopped granny smith
2 stalks celery
1 tsp Maca
chunk of ginger
enough water to get it all moving
I am officially two months off of coffee!
And doing tons of Yoga to help heal my tweaked lower back, hips and knee.
Acknowledging the angels that leave “hello’s” on my window.
Cooking with vibrant colors
And playing with our new puppy, a yellow lab named Madilyn aka “Madi”
The joys of training a puppy…It’s like having a newborn.
A lovable little miracle.