Showing posts from April, 2016

Trying Citron Fruit

One of my amazing farmer's market finds this past weekend was a Citron Fruit. Actually, at first glance, I thought it was an over-sized lemon.

Knowing me, I had to ask the farmers for more details, but they actually had none to share. They informed me that they too had to research a bit about it.

Come to find out it is actually a Citron fruit - you can read more about it here.

I was excited to see all of the health benefits and figured, just like I do with anything else, I will give it a try.

After washing the fruit, I sliced it and added some cinnamon to it.

It wasn't bad, but it got a sour quickly and I found myself not finishing it. I think I would enjoy it more in it's candied form.

Prepping for the week

"If you want something you never had, then you've got to do something you've never done."
I find that I want peace and happiness in my life. To achieve such, I have decided to SMILE no matter what the situation.

I have decided to think only positive thoughts and continuously remind myself that "everything happens for a reason".

I also know that my weeks are rather busy and do not allow me much down time, or even much time to sleep so if I can prep on the weekends, my weeks become a bit more doable.

I have started making my breakfasts (moong dal) and lunches (soup) for the week. I know, this contradicts that I am not really suppose to eat many leftovers, but a girl can only do her best :). I figure, I would rather make my food with love and take the time to make it properly and enjoy it rather than toss it together. Hopefully in the near future, my schedule will simmer down a bit and I might have some additional time in the evenings to prep more "fresh&qu…

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My First Ever Juice Cleanse

I have always wanted to try a juice cleanse but have always had a couple reservations:
1. The expense
2. Would I starve
3. I LOVE LOVE eating food

I couldn't justify my reservations once my place of employment was hosting a corporate-wide juice cleanse with Ryan Crown's Philly Juice Club, Philadelphia PA - so I decided to go all in.

There was a number of unique cleanse packages to select from but I decided to go with the following:

DAY 1:  48oz of ON (Red Beet, Organic Carrots, Lime, Ginger Root, and Parsley),

16oz Banana Brain Smoothie (Organic Bananas, Mango, Hemp Seeds, Cinnamon Bark, Cardamom, Nutmeg, Vanilla Almond Milk).

DAY 2: 48oz Alkaline Forest (Kale, Cucumber, Dandelion, Parsley, Celery, Cilantro, Dill, Apples)

16 oz Green Buddha  Smoothie (Pineapple, Basil, Organic Banana, Spinach, Coconut Oil, Cayenne Pepper, Aloe Vera, Vanilla Almond Milk).

Day 3: 48oz Alter-Native (Lemongrass, Apples, Ginger Root, Pineapple, Cucumber)

16 oz Green Buddha  Smoothie (Pineapple, Basil,…

What I Eat in A Day

People seem to be struggling with that to eat, and way more than they should be. Perhaps it is because some have essentially become addicted to un-healthy foods and others, perhaps they have become obsessed with what is and is not the current health-trend. 
The best advise I can give is this: 1. eat what you crave and 2. everything in moderation. 
 I thought I would share what I have been enjoying on a daily basis. Keep in mind, this does take some prep work and my weekends have been not as beautiful - but I am a work in progress :).
I start my days as much as possible with an early am yoga class. 
Around 8:00am I sneak in a quick breakfast. I have found that a nice warm moong dal recipe has been doing the trick. 
10:00am I am starving yet again and have been enjoying citrus fruits!
Lunch usually happens around 12:30 and has religiously been a soup and oatmeal combination.I think the heavy oatmeal has been bringing me some peace during the colder months. 
Mid-afternoon I sneak in anot…