Peace and light from below to above

My brain is turning to mush. Winter Break is SO very close and my body is fully aware. Although my brain is fading my body is doing wonderfully! I am super proud of my hard work and I must give credit to my dearest friend spinach, yoga, sculpt, and CoreRyder.

I LOVE CoreRyder at  Corepower. CoreRyder is a spin class that uses REALRyder bikes. The class integrates core, arms and legs with intense cardio bursts. The studios have had themed classes (i.e. Funk, 80s) and it makes riding so much fun.

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Another reason I’m feeling awesome and lighter is because of the copious amounts of spinach I have consumed. Here is my latest Green Smoothie recipe (honestly, I think my best yet)

Vanilla Peanut Butter Perfection (Green Smoothie)

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 c low fat Vanilla Trader Joes organic yogurt
  • 1/4 of small avacado
  • 1 scoop of 365 vanilla whey powder
  • 2 tbs of pb2
  • 2 cups of spinach
  • 6 ice cubes
  • 1/4 c of water

Directions:

Place ice, avocado, pb2 and whey in blender. Then layer remainder of ingredients into blender and place on liquefy. Liquefy until smooth. The consistency should be creamy. Enjoy!

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Nutritional Information:

Calories: 222

Carbs: 19

Fat: 7

Protein: 26

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This past Wednesday night Stephen and I decided to venture into the world of cooking Indian food from scratch. We recently have really taken to the cuisine and wanted to produce it in our own home. I researched healthy versions of the classic Palak Paneer and found one on an ipad app. Its interesting because there really was nothing that was unhealthy in the meal however, through my research I have found that traditionally made dishes are super heavy in fat. This recipe was extremely balanced and included: spinach, tomatoes, tofu, yogurt (we used 0% greek), spices, and onions. Naan is horrible for you hence why we did not originally purchase it, however I want to try and make my own next time. Cutting out the mass amounts of butter should help bring the fat content down.

Mike came over and helped me cook the meal while Stephen ran out for some last minute naan. The meal was made with love and tasted good too! Next time though I am going to cool it on the spices and add some red hot pepper flakes. I do have to say, for a first time try, we were proud.