Saturday, May 19, 2012

Daily Green Smoothie

This smoothie is incredibly healthy, delicious, and will make your skin glow! I have been eating it and experimenting with the recipe every day for at least a year now.  I enjoy loading it with vegetables because the taste gets lost among the fruit, peanut butter, and cocoa powder.  It tastes earthy and healthy--think banana mixed with berries, cocoa, and peanut butter, with vegetable undertones.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Baby Bok Choy with Crispy Shallots and Sesame Seeds



Shallots, ginger, mirin, and soy sauce add terrific flavor to this preparation of bok choy.  It's one of my favorite vegetable recipes.  Plus, it doesn't take long to prepare.  Try it--you won't be disappointed!


Courtesy of Veganomicon, by Isa Chandra Moskowitz & Terry Hope Romero

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Eco-Cup Reusable Mug

I love this porcelain coffee mug with silicone sleeve and lid!  I bring it with me to Starbucks for my daily soy latte and it has performed wonderfully.  I purchased this one from www.reuseit.com.

The cup is well constructed with a snug fitting lid.  It also has a nice weight and feels good in my hand.  I like that it is the same design as the paper cup from Starbucks--it just works well for consuming hot drinks.  

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Chaco Canyon Organic Cafe


Back in June, while visiting Seattle, I convinced my husband and sister to go out of our way to eat at Chaco Canyon Organic Cafe in the University District. I recommend giving this place a try if you are in the Seattle area! They have a nice selection of plant-based and raw entrees, as well as smoothies and fresh juices.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Simple Chicago Sunshine Smoothie


(takes 5 minutes to prepare)

The Chi is throwing some crazy weather our way. The one thing that seems to be a constant is the heat!

Cool down with this incredibly nutritious--and sinfully delicious--smoothie.

Recipe
1 whole banana
1 cupful of spinach (or more, if you dare!)
5 frozen strawberries
2 heaping tbsps of creamy natural peanut butter (I use Arrowhead Mills' Organic PB-Valencia peanuts are heaven!)
1/4 cup of cold water

Blend until smooth and frothy. Throw an orange slice on top-for flair.

This makes a great breakfast and a satisfying dessert.

Dessert for breakfast?-heck yes!

Posted by: Sam

Work-out Better with a Motivational Playlist

I find that I feel and look my best when I exercise at least three times a week. Most of the time, I enjoy running outside. I like being able to look at buildings, yards, and people around me to keep things interesting while I exercise.

Here's where a great playlist comes in.

5 quick tricks to get a workout in--at your desk


I'm not suggesting you take to the middle of your office and proceed to bench press your desk chair.

But workplace fitness can be easy, fun and a total calorie burner.

So instead of reaching for the mid-afternoon coffee, try out a few of these in-office workout tricks to boost your energy and whittle your waistline.  Engaging your core muscles burns between 12 and 30 more calories per hour than sitting.