Mornings set the tone and mood of your day and establish the foundations of your hustle–Nat (my life partner) and I are helping you do the same: build a solid foundation through your wellness journey (and yeah, okay, fitness too) through raw, early morning, right-out-of-bed, casual chitchat from our humble little home. Join us every Wednesday, 7:30 AM PHT on Instagram (@nkitorres and @thenatcruz) as we go LIVE on both our accounts to talk all things fitness and wellness and answer your Q’s.
If there’s anything I learned in the weekend I spent moving around North Luzon for the SM Supermalls Fandom Mania, they would be A) Filipinos, women most especially, even outside the Metro were just as interested in fitness and wellness as those of us here who have easier access to gyms and studios and superfood, and B) The SM North Luzon Supermalls marketing teams are the MOST hardworking people I have ever met.
Disclaimer: I am making lunch as I write this so while I often (yep, not all the time) proof-read the articles I put out, there may be a few typos here and there as I juggle blogging and keeping the tofu on the pan from burning.
I just felt the urge to blog suddenly while chopping up my vegetables and washing my greens. Food preparation is such great therapy for me. Thoughts and ideas pop up the way they do in the shower for most people. Continue reading Local Greens that Pack a Punch Without Breaking the Bank
High Protein, High Fat, Low Carb. This is how we eat and we think that’s healthy.
The most common diets both athletes and fitness enthusiasts are on these days consist of anything but enough Carbohydrates and Fiber. We’re made to believe that carbs make us fat and that we need ridiculous amounts of Protein. Today, even the average person with little to moderate physical activity is worried about where to get protein more than anything else. Continue reading 5 Reasons Why I’m Done Kicking Potatoes Out of My Diet
First, there were smoothies, then there were cold-pressed juices, smoothie bowls and a whole lot of others in between. I LOVE all of these but one I’m currently crazy about is the tarty vinegar beverage I now use to replace my morning coffee. Continue reading Healthy Vinegar Beverages are the Next Big Thing
I am a huge fan of coconuts. I go crazy over the long list of uses and benefits of coconut oil and the light, refreshing flavour of anything with coconut water, meat or milk.
Cocolatto is a local brand that started with a purpose. Sherwin Gope, founder of Cocolatto, tells me he wanted to start something that would make everyone happy. Of course, who wouldn’t be happy with ice cream? But when he said everyone, he meant every one. “I wanted to give a chance to people who thought they’d never have ice cream again,” he says. These include vegans, diabetics, lactose and gluten intolerants, etc. Continue reading Love Lokal: Cocolatto Dairy-free Ice Cream
This goes out to everyone who cringes at the sight of my green smoothies. It’s time the whole world drinks them!
I’ve been blending vegetables into my fruits way before it became a trend and I’ve always been thrown disgusted looks when I drink them in front of others. These days I’ve been getting less of that and more of questioning looks as to how tedious the process of preparing them could be.
Most people get completely overwhelmed by the endless possibilities in making these green monsters. Which is why I came up with an easy go-to guide for everyone who barely has time to prepare what could be the easiest and quickest form of fuel. Great for pre and post workout meals if you don’t feel like eating anything heavy! Continue reading Blend Your Fuel: Green Smoothie Guide + Oster MyBlend Giveaway!
I love surrounding myself with real women who truly inspire others. Who doesn’t? And you’ve probably heard of the saying strong women lift others up, not bring them down. And that’s exactly what pushed me to start this four-part series (four-part for now!).
Over the next four weeks, we’ll be taking a closer look at four ladies you might only often see on television. We’re stripping them off of their characters and roles to, hopefully, get to know them a little better as real people. All gorgeous, all with great personalities, I love that we finally get to look past their artista image and just get to see them sweat and talk about other things they are into right now. Continue reading Woman We Love: NT Sweat with Gabbi Garcia
Manila, you are just about to run out of excuses NOT to go plant-based. I’ve listed down six vegan delivery services that will knock your socks off and make life so much easier for you. Now, there’s no need to worry about where to go. All you have to do is pick up your phone and let them find you. And darling, I say that is sweet surrender. No need to run away from your broccoli the way you did when mom tried to shove that fork into your mouth. Continue reading No Escaping Your Greens: The Vegan Food Delivery Service Guide
Here’s the second instalment of the One Fit Year giveaway! I’m so excited to tell you guys what the Superfood Grocer is sharing with you.
I’ve discovered the use of Superfoods in my smoothies back in 2012. I’ve been vegetarian for a year back then and didn’t know what I was missing until I found The Superfood Grocer on one of the racks in the yoga studio I practiced in at the time.
The Superfood Grocer offers a wide range of products that give you and your body a BOOST. These are the sort of stuff I douse myself with each time I feel weak or drained of energy. My favourites are Spirulina and Maca which I use for post-workout smoothies. They’re perfect for recovery as they speed up the body’s repair process naturally. Maca helps me sleep better too. Another one is the Vanilla Hemp Rice Protein which is the perfect, plant-based alternative to Whey.