Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Integrative Nutrition Fall eBook Recipe!

Today I am excited to share with you Integrative Nutrition's Fall Recipe eBook, featuring seasonal recipes created by IN students and grads!

And... I am honored to have my Pumpkin Pie Smoothie recipe published in it!

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie
(serves 1)

  • 1/2 c. pumpkin
  • 3/4 c. almond milk
  • 2 dates, pitted
  • 1/2 banana, frozen
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 cup ice
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • optional: candied pecans
Add all ingredients in a blender. (I use a Vitamix.) Blend until smooth.

If you are looking for healthy recipe inspiration using seasonal ingredients, give it a browse! You can view it online or download a PDF version.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

The Last Mango Lassi

This weekend was (hopefully) the last of the warm summer temperatures. I am so ready for fall, and everything it brings! Rain, cool weather, pumpkin spice latttes, leaves, candles, pumpkins galore, jacuzzi nights, soaks in the tub, scarves, boots, jackets, cozy nights by the fireplace... 

Tonight I decided to have my last mango lassi of the season. My friend Amber introduced me to them this summer. They are normally made with yogurt, mango, and sugar. However, we made them with coconut milk instead, and I leave out the sugar. As you know, I am greatly a fan of healthy (and simple) recipes.

The Last Mango Lassi


To Make:
(1 serving)

  • 1 cup frozen mango chunks
  • 3/4 cup coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup ice
Blend ingredients in a blender. *If not using a Vitamix, make sure to select the 'ice' setting, if available, to blend the ice and frozen mango well.

September Wrap Up:
-Presented my first seminar as an Integrative Nutrition health counselor: 'Sugar Blues' at the local YMCA, and also, my first webinar via Anymeeting.com
-Taught a nutrition/health class for the local Young Marines chapter
-Increased my health counseling business mailing list by 30%
-Had 'breakthrough' sessions with my clients and potential clients
-Worked on my 'primary food' in the area of career, finances, creativity, and social life
-Received an exclusive invitation to a 'top ambassadors' luncheon' next month at Rock the Ripple Effect in New York City with Joshua Rosenthal, founder and director of my amazing school, The Institute for Integrative Nutrition 
-Have already earned back over 2x the cost of my Integrative Nutrition tuition!

October Agenda:
-Take care of myself better, just as I always encourage my clients :)
-Take a hot yoga class, get a massage, enjoy evening walks
-Make time for Gaiam's stress-relieving yoga DVD daily
-Get wisdom tooth removed, complete lab tests (Vit. D, B12, iron)
-Make an appointment with a chiropractor
-Complete another liver/gallbladder cleanse
-Create vision boards for my upcoming (3-5 year plan) wellness center
-Spend more time relaxing w/ Jon (we both had very busy schedules last month)
-Cook healthier versions of 'man food' for Jon
-Take advantage of pumpkin being in season! i.e. pumpkin pancakes, pumpkin smoothies, pumpkin bread, roasted pumpkin, pumpkin muffins, pumpkin soup...
-Visit Disneyland... it's completely decorated for 'Halloween Time!'
-Send out my October newsletter w/ an invitation to my next webinar!
-Participate in additional Integrative Nutrition webinars, listen to the focus classes on my iPod

Have an excellent start to the week!