Tag Archives: Vegan
11 May

When one door closes another door opens…well let me open some windows and let the universe in, because I’m here!

Day 9-11 and feeling fine with veggies and fruit with a low intake of fats mostly coming from nuts and seeds. I have been active in hiking and running. I am finishing up my last week of Insanity! I have been thinking about doing a few more weeks of Insanity just because you truly do become addicted to the workouts. Having high energy levels allow me to take my life to the next step. Which has become second nature to me lately because I have stopped worrying if this way of life is for me or what someone will think of me…guess what if you are feeling this way about anything….hold up and STOP THINKING AND START DOING.

Here’s what it takes to make nut milk:

Almonds ( Best when soaked over night in a bowl of water)

Water

Sweetener/flavorings if desired (Like a vanilla bean)

A blender (regular or high speed)

After blended drain in cheese cloth and save the nut pieces for other recipes!

Another food find was Yucca, or cassava, a Latin American root vegetable similar to potatoes. What is amazing about this round tube is that it is gluten-free, it can replace wheat flour and it is used by people with wheat allergies.I was introduced to cassava by my boyfriend’s Brazilian mom, she makes amazing dishes and the other night was with cassava root. There are many different ways you can prepare this root. A great way to have this would be to boil the pieces and mash them smooth with sage and basil.

There are so many new things opening up to me and I am embracing every moment the universe is giving me. I am surrendering to the universe to allow my dreams to come to me.

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Mind Juice

5 May

DAY 5

I am still going strong with my vegetarian life it is clearly my new obsession. Fruits and Veggies are always on my mind and I get so excited to talk about what I am doing with friends family and even strangers..

So far I have two or three major craving attacks which are normal and will always happen, lets face it this world is surrounded by amazing foods no matter where you go. But I have read that if you drink water and wait at least 10 minutes the craving will subside.It didn’t help that I was dog sitting for my sister and her house was loaded with foods.

Which brings me to something everyone should think about when trying a eating change up in foods. Be prepared with foods you CAN eat! Don’t let the hunger monster come out and destroy your goal. But if it does happen, as simple as is was to begin, start over. Don’t even bat two eyelashes at it, roll over rover, time to get back at it. My favorite way to stay prepared is to make foods ahead and wrap-um, pack-um, stack-um. Leave emergency foods in your bag or car.

Mentally my mind as been sharp and I feel a new found zest in my awareness to life. Things somehow feel brighter in the world and abundance is around me. I am also reading You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life by Jen Sincero, so that may be my second reinforcement to my greatness and saucy lovey dovey self. I am here universe!!!  I am allowing the good stuff to come my way and in detox of all negative . My source energy has been rebooted and you can do the same. 

It is amazing the capabilities our minds have for achieving what we want. Harness that energy and focus it. It is out there waiting for you, grab it.