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Local Greens that Pack a Punch Without Breaking the Bank

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

#OneFitYear with The Superfood Grocer – (Giveaway ENDED)

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.

Continue reading #OneFitYear with The Superfood Grocer – (Giveaway ENDED)

Hot Weather | Cold Weather: Hacks from a Tropical Island Girl

We’re smack at the middle of February now–the month that, to me, doesn’t really fall under a specific season. We’ve gone past the Holidays, but still experience the coldest mornings of the year. At the same time, we’re approaching summer and if you notice, the afternoons are starting to get scorching hot.

I like my cool, nippy mornings but being the true, blue (or brown?) sun worshipper that I am, I always find myself struggling to adapt to the cold weather most especially when the temperature behaves like a girl on PMS. So how does a tropical island girl make it through this transition month? Below are the tools I am currently vouching for: Continue reading Hot Weather | Cold Weather: Hacks from a Tropical Island Girl

5 Awesome Food Items You Probably Forgot Existed

Your grocery cart is your vehicle to a healthier diet. But although many groceries and supermarkets these days carry healthier options, the most affordable yet fresh produce can still be found in wet markets. Going vegan and/or cleaning up your diet doesn’t always have to start with a pricey juice cleanse. With just a bit of creativity, the regular amount of money you spend on the food you currently eat will definitely go far.

Continue reading 5 Awesome Food Items You Probably Forgot Existed

Pineapple-Ginger Recovery Smoothie

It’s the morning after The Global Mala Project and if you went and made the most out of the event, you’re probably feeling sore like I am. But GMP or not, we all have our days when tightness, stiffness and soreness all come to visit and ask for a bit of TLC. And because many have asked me for this recipe, I’m sharing with you the really easy, really quick recipe to a natural (and soothing) recovery drink. Continue reading Pineapple-Ginger Recovery Smoothie

CHECK THIS OUT: The Wholesome Table Raises the Bar for #CleanEats

Saturday mornings have become a favorite ever since I got my girls to practice yoga with me at the Beyond High Street Studio. The early Saturday hang has replaced our nights out and has given us so much more time to bond and well…eat.

Conveniently, The Wholesome Table has opened its doors to the public. It’s a very short walk from the studio and offers healthy, organic dishes, perfect for post-yoga/workout meals. We headed straight for the place right after my morning class without having to think about it.

I loved the quaint and homey interior, the huge windows bursting with natural light and every little detail that made the place very cozy.

Their menu offers a variety of meat and seafood dishes and options for those who are on plant-based diets (vegetarians and vegans) and those with diet restrictions (nut-free, gluten-free, etc.). The great thing about this is that everything is organic. Even their sauces are made from scratch. No shortcuts, just clean food. Unfortunately, all tofu dishes (which was in most veg options) were not available that morning so I ended up ordering a Buddha Bowl. I also shared a delicious Margherita pizza with the girls. Their lemongrass iced tea also tasted great.

Pressed juices and superfood smoothies were also offered. If I’m not mistaken, The Healthy Grocery provides them with superfood to add into the blended beverages.

Check out the photos from my recent trip.

This pizza was gone in minutes. ‘Nuf said.
With the girls and Nic after our regular Saturday morning yoga class at Beyond.

The Wholesome Table is located at the Upper Ground Level of Bonifacio High Street Central, 30th St Corner 7th Avenue, Taguig. Learn more about them through their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/thewholesometable

Apple Chia Pudding

Two superfoods packed in one filling meal!

Ingredients:

2 tbsp Chia Seeds (I get mine from www.thesuperfoodgrocer.com)

Half an apple 1 tsp Raw Cacao Nibs (also available at www.thesuperfoodgrocer.com)

1/4 cup Almond nut milk (optional)

Preparation:

1. Soak Chia seeds and allow them to bloom. I add half a cup of water to one tbsp of chia.

2. Once the seeds have formed a pudding, add the almond nut milk and stir.

3. Add apple slices or any other fruit.

4. Sprinkle Cacao Nibs.

The combination of soluble and insoluble fiber in Chia works as an amazing energy supply for the body. No crashes. Just look at it this way, I teach 2 Zumba classes, 1 Yoga class, do weight and resistance training and practice gentle yoga afterwards all in a day. And when I get home, I still have enough energy to spend with my loved ones (especially my crazy dogs). 💪