Good morning friends! Happy Tuesday to you!
Lookie what I found this weekend at Whole Foods! I’m so excited!
My BUBBLY - in the brand I adore!!! Wahooo! And the best news is that it tastes identical to what it did before it was removed from the shelves so long ago! Now, yes – I am still making my homebrewed version. In fact last night I bottled yet another batch and started a new one (this new one made with CHAI tea and using a different ratio of tea/water/sugar — can’t wait to try it!). But I still haven’t mastered that wonderfully fizzy taste that you find in Synergy or Vibranz, so it’s a great treat to have every once in a while. So if you are a Synergy kombucha fan, hit up your local health food store and see if they have it in stock for you yet! (And Joan, I think the change to their formula means no “floating mother” – I didn’t see any in this batch so maybe you’d like it!)
SITE UPDATE: If you head back over to the Indian Spiced Quinoa post, you’ll see that I’ve added a HEALTH BENEFITS feature for you (located at the bottom of the recipe). We do that for some of our homework, so I thought you’d like to see what good things you’ll do for your body eating quinoa, dates and sweet bell peppers!
And on the topic of recipes, check out this morning’s post-yoga green smoothie:
Postworkout MandarinBerry Green Protein Smoothie:
- 8 oz water
- 2 clementines (“cuties”)
- 1 large handful raw organic spinach
- 1 small handful raw organic kale
- 3/4 cup frozen organic strawberries
- ~1 tbsp fresh ground flaxseed
- 1 scoop Sun Warrior raw sprouted brown rice protein*, vanilla
All ingredients go into your blender – blend until deliciously smooth! 251 calories, 19g protein (30%), 37g carbs (59%), 3g fat (11%).
Today I did yoga moves with Tabata timing, just because I was feeling like trying something crazy. It was a fun change of pace! Chair pose was especially challenging! Hold your favorite yoga position for 20 seconds, getting as deep as you can, come out of it for 10 seconds, then back in for 20 seconds. Repeat for 4 minutes straight.
After warm-up this is 20 minutes of yoga, and it was a great way to just mix things up a bit! I’m never bored with workouts when I use Tabata timing. So much fun!
Have a TERRIFIC day friends!
– Shari B. =)
Shari Becht is a Fit Living Coach & ACE Certified Personal Trainer. She is extremely passionate about teaching people how they can take steps to fit healthy living into their busy lives. She has decided to take her love of nutrition one step further as a student in the Natural Chef Culinary Program at Bauman College and will graduate in Spring 2011. If you or someone you know could use some help learning how to fit more “FIT” into life, please feel free to email her at shari [at] fitfeat [dot] com. For more information, click here.
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