Ginger Blueberry Smoothie

The holidays are a time of travel and busyness. Both of which contribute to stress and sickness. Stress is antagonistic to healthy digestion which is not ideal when we are in the time of year when we are likely eating and drinking more than we ever do during the year. Stress also impacts our immune…

Chocolate Fig Frosty

I love how the seasons change in Southern California. It’s gradual but unmistakable when the scent of autumn hits the air regardless of the reading on the thermometer (hint: It ain’t chilly). Changes like the oranges, reds, and yellows of seasonal produce hitting the market, tourists leaving our vacation destination town, and holiday advertisements infiltrating…

A Day of Whole 30

I’m in the midst of a Whole 30, which as I explained in my last post, is a 30 day diet intervention designed to re-acclimate the body to real, whole, and nutritious foods. No sugar (added or otherwise), dairy, legumes, grains, or alcohol is allowed. I was recently asked how I manage to adhere to this…

Banana Yam Smoothie

Can you feel it? I can. Even in a place like San Diego, there’s a distinct transition from summer to fall. it’s in the air. There’s a little fog some mornings. It cools down faster at night. That unshakeable back-to-school feeling even though it’s been a good 10 years since I’ve gone “back-to-school”. Well, that’s…

Cinnamon Mocha Smoothie

My morning ritual has been recently been shaken up by a newfound gym commitment and a budding passion for dog walks on the trails instead of the concrete jungle of mid-city. The husband and I are the newest members of a local Crossfit. It’s been über fun lifting heavy and joining in the competitive spirt…

Banana Mocha Smoothie

  This smoothie is more like a milkshake than a smoothie. Which is great when you’re needing something sweet and indulgent without all the nasty ingredients of a typical milkshake. Sip it by the pool or on a indian summer evening. It’s so delicious!     Banana Mocha Smoothie 1 frozen banana 1/2 avocado 2…

Green Fig Smoothie

      For the summer days that are already upon us! Green Fig Smoothie 2 frozen green figs (new at Trader Joes) 1 frozen banana 1/2 avocado handful of kale or baby kale 1 c. almond milk (or coconut) couple drops of vanilla extract or bean pinch of salt Add all ingredients to your…

Banana Kale Smoothie

The sun is OUT and there’s a very distinct “springtime” aroma floating through the air. Some people lament the lack of “seasons” in Southern California, but if you are a local… you can tell the difference from one to another. In honor of this seasonal shift, I present you with a vibrant green smoothie! It’s…

The Clean Slate Day 26 and a Pumpkin Banana Smoothie

Home Stretch! 4 more days! Honestly, the food part isn’t hard at all. Sure, there have been some sugar slips here and there, but all in all it has been a breeze. The HARDEST thing is keeping away from my phone in the car and meditating! I seriously need to renew my resolve to meditate…

The Clean Slate Day 23

Another day, another kettlebell butt-kicking. Neghar Fonooni does not fool around. Day 23 kicked off my fourth week of Lean and Lovely Kettlebell programming. My husband and I have definitely been noticing some increased strength and stability. For me, coming from barbell lifts, I’ve noticed the stability a lot more than the strength. I’ve been…