Monday, March 26, 2012


Getting up and out the door in the morning is major. Especially when you may be required to pack multiple outfits for the gym, an ipod, extra heels for work, deodorant, and a healthy lunch and snack. Nevermind if you also have to prepare someone else's stuff... Like kids, or a sleeping boyfriend ;)

Like anything in life, plans tend to fall by the wayside when you aren't prepared, which is why I have started pre-packing my smoothie ingredients and putting them in the freezer for each day of the week. As this ritual is one non-negotiable that definitely adds some time to my morning, it is so much easier to know that everything is ready to go. All I have to do is throw it in the blender with some water... Genius.

This Week's Concoction:
-1/4 of a can of canned Pineapple,
- Handful of Spinach
- 2-3 Romaine lettuce leaves
- 1/2 Banana
- 1/4 cup frozen Blueberries
- Hemp Protein
-E3 Live Algae
- Filtered Water

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Balancing the Body

I just started reading Kris Carr's book, Crazy Sexy Diet and was re-inspired to ensure that the food I am eating is the BEST possible for my body.

Troy and I were talking last night and realized that since we started drinking a Green Smoothie daily, neither of us have been sick. Especially working in an office you really notice when the flu or a bug goes around and neither of us have been affected.

This morning I made an Apple and Greens Smoothie: 1 apple, 1/2 cucumber, 3 stalks of rainbow chard, 1/2 cup raspberries, and lots of water.

Starting our day out with a hit of all these amazing fresh fruits and vegetables helps to maintain the acidity of the body, which plays a HUGE role in our overall health. Basically the more acidic we are, the more susceptible our bodies are to the natural bacteria bombarding us on a daily basis. As our body strips cells of important minerals and nutrients in an attempt to regulate our PH, germs are able to invade.

PH is measured on a scale from 0-14... Anything above 7 (neutral) is alkaline, anything below is acidic. By eating foods that are already alkaline and minimizing those that are acidic, we help our bodies find that perfect balance (around 7.3-7.45 or slightly alkaline)

Alkaline Foods = Healthy and GLOWING!

- Vegetables (spinach, broccoli, parsley, kale... *Basically anything leafy and green)

- Dried Figs, Rasins, Kiwis, Apples, Pears, Berries

- Rice, Quinoa, Millet, Oats

- Goat Cheese (feta!)

-Olive Oil

-Green Tea, Ginger Tea, Lemon Water

Acidic Foods= Not so glowing :(

- Beef, Pork, Canned Tuna

- Eggs, Cheese

- Pasta, Pastries, Cookies... anything with refined sugar

- Peanuts, Cashews

- Coffee, Alcohol, Soda, Black Tea