Posts tagged ‘vegan’

April 13, 2013

Quick kale chips

Kale chips are make a great weekend snack and are super easy to make!

2 bunches kale, washed and dried
Sea salt
Pepper
Avocado oil
Lemon

Mix on baking sheets, arrange kale to one single layer, bake in oven at 250 for 30-33 minutes. I told you it was easy!

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March 24, 2013

Start your day with a glass of Warm Lemon Water

For how hard we try to stabilize our diets and monitor intake – life is not predictable, and there are always going to be times where we get kicked off this wagon. I find that when I have been neglectful of feeding my body properly, I re-boot with some warm lemon water in the morning. Here are a few reasons why starting your day with a shot of warm lemon water is something worth working into your routine…

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1. Your Immune system will thank you – Lemon has a lot of Vitamin C, and potassium, which get your immune system pumping.

2. it’s all about pH Balance – lemon balances the pH levels in your system and reduces acidity in your system, making it a great way to cleanse your belly’s palette.

3. Aids Digestion – Lemon helps flush out unwanted toxins and encourages your liver to produce more bile, which is needed for digestion. This is especially helpful after that salty meal and 1/2 bottle of wine you had last night 😉 (okay, maybe I am just speaking for myself here…)

4. Makes your skin shine – Vitamin C reduces wrinkles and acne, and purges the toxins from your blood to keep your skin clear and healthy looking!

5. Helps to reduce caffeine intake – I try to take my warm lemon water ‘shot’ as soon as I hop out of bed, giving me a boost for my immune system AND my mind. After this morning ‘shot’ I am a lot less likely to crave the massive cup of coffee that I normally go for.

Get drinking!

August 3, 2011

Protein Power Shake

I’ve been seeing a nutritionist and one of her first suggestions was adding protein to my diet. I think I’m pretty knowledgeable about what I eat, but this protein shake is rocking my world. I usually have a huge gap between lunch and dinner, which leaves me starved by the time dinner comes around. Instead of snacking all afternoon, or overeating at dinner, I have this protein shake. At first, I was weary of this protein shake idea because I had tried a few powders and recipes, and honestly, they were nasty. This shake is great and is actually desirable, which makes the power you get from it even better.

What you’ll need:

1 Scoop Rainbow Light Protein Powder

1 Banana

1 cup Almond Milk

1 tsp Peanut or Almond Butter

A Handful of Ice Cubes

Combine and Blend. I use my immersion blender for smoothies because I don’t have a blender, but either method will work great.