• January 2015

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    3 Awesome Juices

    I love my juice. Sometimes I get away from it but when I return to the juice, I am always reminded how much I love fresh juice.

    Here are my 3 favorite recipes:

    Kale, Lemon, Ginger, Cucumber and Celery

    Carrots, Pineapple, Beets and Oranges

    Cucumber and Mint

    Get back to your juice if you have gotten away from it!

    Peace, Love & Happiness,

    Sandy

    What is Your Story?

    I needed to hear this today. Like I always say, :What story are you telling?”

    “It is natural that by knowing what you do not want, you are able to clarify what you do want; and there is nothing wrong with identifying a problem before beginning to look for a solution. But many people, over time, become problem oriented rather
    than solution oriented, and in their examination and explanation of the problem, they continue the perpetuation of the problem. That which is like unto itself, is drawn-so tell the story you want to live and you will eventually live it.” – Abraham Hicks

    Peace, Love & Happiness,

    Sandy

    Mind Opening Treats

    Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and I had the pleasure of spending some time recently with Kerry, the founder of Aruna Chocolates. His chocolate is amazing! I got to see first-hand how he creates this incredible stuff.
    A friend had given some to me to try and I fell in love with it. Not surprising that LOVE is one of the main ingredients. There are other amazing ingredients too like goji berries, turmeric, ashwagandha, Himalayan sea salt, etc.
    He told me that chocolate, in its rawest state, is one of the most nutrient dense foods on the planet. He also explained how raw chocolate is mind-opening, transformative, and has the ability to open doors in your mind and it’s up to us to walk through! Kerry’s chocolate is raw, so none of the healing powers have been destroyed by heat. I see Kerry as a modern day medicine man, healing the world with his chocolate. Pretty cool, right?

    My favorite is Macadamia Nut Dream. It is insanely good!

    Peace, Love & Happiness,

    Sandy

    Amazing Smoothies

    Here are 3 amazing smoothie recipes! Enjoy!

    Smoothie #1: The Berry Peary Green Smoothie

    5 Pears, 1-2 Cups of Blueberries, 1 Cup of De-stemmed Kale, Small handful of dates (approx 10)

    Smoothie #2: The FullyRaw Tropical Paradise

    5 Oranges, Half of One Pineapple (More if desired), 1 Peeled and Sliced Mango, 1 Cup of De-stemmed Kale, 1 Small Handful of Cilantro

    Smoothie #3: The Banana Surprise!

    Approx 7-10 Ripe, Speckled Bananas, 1 Cup of Chopped Celery, 1 Cup of Pitted Dates (Approx 10)

    Watch the video here!

    Cheers,

    Kristina

    Be a Champion

    Today is the day to live as a champion! Get out to the gym, go for your run or get back on the mat. Just go do it! Here is one of my favorite quotes…

    “I hated every minute of training, but I said, “Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.” -Muhammad Ali

    Peace, Love & Happiness,

    Sandy

    Prosperity Prayer

    A friend called yesterday and said she was loving the book, Healing with the Angels by Doreen Virtue! She said she was focusing on the following prayer. I thought many of you would connect with it as well….

    Prayer for increased business oppurtunity:

    Dear God, Holy Spirit, Ascended Masters, and the Angels, I ask that everyone who would receive blessings from my business products and services be guided to contact me today. I welcome new people and opportunities into my life with open arms. I am willing to release any negative thoughts, patterns, or beliefs that would lead me to sabotage new opportunities. Please help me to know that I deserve good now. Thank you. – Doreen Virtue

    Peace, Love & Happiness,

    Sandy

    Learning From Kids

    “Look at children. Of course they may quarrel, but generally speaking they do not harbor ill feelings as much or as long as adults do. Most adults have the advantage of education over children, but what is the use of an education if they show a big smile while hiding negative feelings deep inside? Children don’t usually act in such a manner. If they feel angry with someone, they express it, and then it is finished. They can still play with that person the following day”
    – The Dalai Lama

    Anti Aging Posture

    I was in Bikram yoga class the other day and the instructor was talking about camel pose and how it is the perfect anti aging elixir!

    Why? You are stretching the inner organs, digestive system, reproductive organs, liver, spleen, pancreas, diaphragm, thyroid and thymus glands, everything is being stretched and after releasing the posture, fresh,
    oxygenated, nutrient rich blood flushes back, flushes the organs, eliminating toxins and bringing all the good stuff deep into the cell tissue.

    How is your yoga today?

    Peace, Love & Happiness,

    Sandy

    Onions by the Bed

    Last night my husband said he was achy. As he slept I quietly went in our room and placed a plate full of chopped onions on his night table! Of course he woke up in the middle of the night asking what smelled so horrible! But this morning he put the plate in the kitchen and told me they worked! He felt better!

    I had always heard about onions in the room while you sleep, but had never tried it until now. This week I read about someone putting onions in their sons socks while he slept to stop him from coughing! I knew I had to try right away!

    Did you know onions can absorb toxins?

    Peace, Love & Happiness,

    Sandy

    Year of the Juice

    After the indulgent holidays, I craved returning to healthy eating. For me, that includes lots of fresh juice! I’m not one to make resolutions, per se, but I’ve made a promise to myself to make more time for juice-making. It’s the Year of the Juice!

    I did a pre-New Year’s juice cleanse, and friends asked which recipes I use to make juice in my home juicer. To be truthful, I don’t use a recipe unless I want to try something funky and unusual. For everyday juice, I follow a type of formula that I made up, and I want to share it here with you!

    Choose fresh veggies and fruits from the below: a few from Columns A, one from Column B, and one from Column C! Easy juice!

    Column A: THE BASE. Pick a few of the following items: carrot, celery, cucumber, apple, pear. These are fairly mild-flavored items that yield a good amount of juice! They form the bulk of the juice. I generally use 2-3 of the items I pick, i.e., 2-3 carrots, 2 pears, etc.

    Column B: THE INTEREST. Pick one item, and use a relatively small amount of the one you pick: kale, beets, blueberries. These items have a stronger flavor and don’t generally mix well with each other unless you have a good recipe. I generally use a few leaves of kale, a handful of blueberries, etc.

    Column C: THE ZING. Pick one item, and use a very small amount: garlic, ginger. I prefer garlic, but ginger is very popular in fresh juices! I don’t suggest mixing garlic and ginger in juice as this is overpowering!

    The best way to see what you like is to experiment, taste a little, and then add more if you think it needs adjusting. I personally try to emphasize veggies in my juices to limit the sugar, but other people love a good fruit-based juice. For the most part, the above formula will provide good, flavorful, healthy juice!

    What a great way to start the new year!

    Juice on,

    Kat