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Veganfit lifestyle

How about waking up with a raw, vegan vitamin drink, going for a lovely 10K run in the city, and coming back to a recovery feast of protein, iron, vitamins, carbs, and fiber, all of it both delicious and beautiful?

For the recovery drink, I used 4-5 cups of spinach, 1/5th of a pineapple, 2 spoons of cocoa powder, 2 cups of almond milk.

I made the hummus with spanish olives, garlic, and roasted red peppers, with a hint of lime juice.

Later tonight: some sprints and the mandatory weights for faster legs and stronger bones and muscles. I needed that!

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Evolution of compassion into veganism

This little article in the huff post struck me as insightful, sincere, hence powerful. What a lovely and personal narrative on the richness of compassion and regard.

I hope you enjoy it.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jaina/animal-rights-and-plant-b_b_3660146.html

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Eat fluids, drink veggies

This green frostie is full of fiber, vitamins C, K, and E, potassium, a bit of protein, and copper, and is also hydrating, refreshingly sour, and light. The color comes from blending 3 kiwis with 1/2 a cucumber. Instead of water ice, I used ice made from mango and papaya juice. The juices from the fruits and the cucumber are more than sufficient to create a frosty, delicious drink. Enjoy!

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End of the day work out

A great way to exhaust yourself after today’s run and ab work to secure a great, solid night sleep:

Chest presses 3×10
Wall sits 3x 45 seconds
Squats 3x 12, in my case- with a 50 pound bar
Single leg squats, back foot elevated 3x 10, 10 lbs in each hand
Step ups, 3x 8, elevation: knee high bench, 10 lbs in each hand
Split squats, back foot elevated, 3x 10, with a 25 lbs plate
Jumps – knee high bench, 3×10
Deadlifts, 3×12, 45 lbs bar

Stretch!

And if you aren’t exhausted…well, I have someone here who is always drained enough for all of us!

Night night:)

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Post work out snack

Well now that you’ve completed a work out, don’t you deserve a sweet treat to refuel, speed up recovery, and give an electrolyte kick?

I made some blueberry sauce from 2 cups of blueberries, flaxseed, and a tiny bit of almond milk, and covered with it one banana,then sprinkled coconut on top. Very satisfactory!

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Fruit Popsicles

I love Manhattan. No matter how many times I visit, it never gets boring, it’s never the same.
During this weekend’s trip to he Big Apple, I was given the idea to make my own frozen, raw, vegan desserts from a raw chef at a small vegan cafe near Central park.

I took 2 mangoes and 1/4 papaya and blended them with 1 1/2 cup of almond milk and 1 cup of water. You need the sugary, thick consistency of the juice to use as the “glue” for your Popsicles. I chopped up pears, strawberries, kiwi, and pineapple, and added blueberries, then placed the bits of fruit in a muffin pan and poured the mango papaya juice in each. You can anchor the Popsicle sticks in the chunks of fruit, then put in the freezer for about 1 hour.

Aren’t they beautiful? Not only are you enjoying the perfect summer dessert, but also getting great nutrients out of it!

Enjoy!

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Homemade Greek olives hummus, anyone?

Lemony, delicious, light, filling Greek olives and roasted red pepper hummus. I used:

1 large can of chickpeas
1 cup of olives
2 large roasted red bell peppers
1 tablespoon of garlic, minced
Juice from 1/2 lemon
Sea salt

Blend! This hummus has a strong flavor of olives and lemon. It goes perfectly with bland crackers and veggies.

Enjoy!

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Eat orange

This intense, beautiful color is from mixing 1/4 papaya with 2 large carrots and 4 strawberries. Add 1/2 lemon and some crushed ice, blend everything together, and enjoy in the sun.

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A wonderful day

Hello, everyone! I hope you woke up to a lovely Sunday morning. Here in Pilly, it’s a day to enjoy the cooling breeze, the final stage of The Tour de France and the magical award ceremony at dawn, to look forward to a run and some weight work outs later.

The best part is the kick start to this gorgeous day–a green, light, iron and vitamins-rich smoothie cherished on a sunny rooftop next to a very friendly and quite handsome saint bernard.

Just mix 1/2 cup of almonds, 1 banana, 2 plums, 4 strawberries, tons of spinach, 1 large carrot, 1 cup of almond milk, and 1/2 lemon and blend!

Perfect.

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The evolution (and maintenance) of cravings

I think it goes without saying that at one point or another we have all experienced cravings. I think we can also agree that most of those cravings are universal among people: those nagging urgent desires for fats, sugars, and salts.

I found this lovely little article, written for any reader, that scratches the surface of the origins of cravings, and provides a starting point for researching some well-established facts about taste and food preference in humans, the reasons that make these preferences obsolete and disadvantageous nowadays, and the sneaky ways in which we perpetuate cravings by consuming the wrong foods.

I hope you enjoy the read!

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/09/14/fat-cravings_n_960463.html

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