Hi my friends- how are you??? Things have been pretty crazy busy over here. Teaching the yoga and taking the yoga- and my night kind of looks like this plus a kitten trying to eat and drink everything within reach.
I’ve been teaching a lot of yoga and doing a lot of yoga so when that happens- I really try hard to be prepared with food, drinks, and snacks when I’m on the go.
1 cup of coconut milk
1 frozen banana
2 handfuls or organic spinach
1 spoonful of almond butter (I’ve been using Barney Butter)
1tbs of chia seeds
1 pinch of xanthan gum for thickness
I swear- it tastes like a milkshake. Peel your bananas and put them in the freezer and make it tomorrow!
People ask me a lot about healthy eating but honestly I am just like everyone else. I love food: I like pizza, wine, cheese, and everything else that is not so healthy. But the key is balance. For me if I go on eating gluten and soy- I get a knee flare- so right now I am trying to clean that back up because you know- it’s a pain!
The thing is- if you give yourself two weeks of clean eating- you will feel great! More fruits and veggies please!
So how do you recharge your own batteries after a long day or week?
Here are some things that I do and maybe they can inspire you to help yourself unwind:
Take a nap (one of my favorites)
Sip some bubbly (another favorite)
Indulge in a movie fest at home- some of my favorites are Sliding Doors, A lot like love, Love Actually, The Holiday, Blue Crush (don’t judge), Sideways, I could never be your woman, and any of the Felicity and Sex in the City dvds
Bake something- I haven’t done really any gluten free baking- but I LOVE making muffins, breads, and cupcakes. And you don’t have to indulge and eat it all- pack up half and give some to your friends
Do some YogaGlo
Have a bed day – this is a day where you stay in bed all day,surrounded by your books, journal, dvds, laptop, iphone, and everything else you love.
Take a day trip
Try a new restaurant or order carryout from someplace other than your usual spot
Infuse your water with lemon and lime or blueberries and strawberries
Or just make this:
Vegan and Gluten Free Fro-yo
1 and 1/2 frozen bananas
1/2 cup of coconut milk
Pinch of xanthan gum
Add some vegan chocolate chips from Trader Joe’s and eat immediately!
You can clearly add any fruit or dessert toppings you like and it doesn’t even taste like bananas. I promise it doesn’t. Add a dash of vanilla extract and bam. There you go.
Do you have any tips I should add to the list?
To me, there are three things we all should do every day. We should do this every day of our lives. Number one is laugh. You should laugh every day. Number two is think. You should spend some time in thought. And number three is, you should have your emotions moved to tears, could be happiness or joy. But think about it. If you laugh, you think, and you cry, that’s a full day. That’s a heck of a day. You do that seven days a week, you’re going to have something special. ~Jim Valvano