Delicious juicy fruits - best snack any time of the day! The stone fruits are still around and so good for you. Apricots - my favorite! I grew up with a big apricot tree in my back yard. Cherries are another summer favorite and precious (in gollum voice) because they don’t hang around for long. And red & green grapes. Sweet & yummy.

Delicious juicy fruits - best snack any time of the day! The stone fruits are still around and so good for you. Apricots - my favorite! I grew up with a big apricot tree in my back yard. Cherries are another summer favorite and precious (in gollum voice) because they don’t hang around for long. And red & green grapes. Sweet & yummy.

With lots of #yoga coming up in August, fueling well is more important than ever. Well it’s not like running a marathon, but it still counts! For those mornings when you want to stay satisfied longer, and at the same time eat light enough so your belly is not talking to you during your yoga practice or other workouts, I recommend a nice fruit & bagel snack. I don’t eat bagels much and try to avoid bread (I’m usually #GF), but I tried Ezekiel bagels and I love them!! With vegan cream cheese, cucumbers and a fruity #superfoods #smoothie on the side. Delicious, healthy and filling. What are you eating today?

With lots of #yoga coming up in August, fueling well is more important than ever. Well it’s not like running a marathon, but it still counts! For those mornings when you want to stay satisfied longer, and at the same time eat light enough so your belly is not talking to you during your yoga practice or other workouts, I recommend a nice fruit & bagel snack. I don’t eat bagels much and try to avoid bread (I’m usually #GF), but I tried Ezekiel bagels and I love them!! With vegan cream cheese, cucumbers and a fruity #superfoods #smoothie on the side. Delicious, healthy and filling. What are you eating today?

Dear yogis of IG! Allow me to announce : August Yoga Challenge
August 1 - 31, 2014 #ShiftYourPractice

I am so happy and honored to co-host my first official IG yoga challenge! I usually don’t have the discipline to follow a specific program (tho I do yoga more or less daily!). But with help from my friends, this challenge will be awesome!!! And all are invited! Because Yoga accepts all, regardless of your style & experience. Our goal is to provide different variations of poses for all levels while keeping it fun, safe, and to provide a community for new yogis to be a part of. So please join! Why?! Company, fun & prizes!!! 

Yoga is a way of life, and starts with your mentality… Shift your mind, #shiftyourpractice!

Rules to participate
1⃣ Follow hosts 👉 @girlintheraw @mindyvegan @rima_danielle @veganyogiunicorn @yinandjuice
2⃣ Follow our sponsors 👉 @SULARAWear @YogaTravelTree @VeganYogiUnicorn @pranapowder
3⃣ Repost challenge pic with hosts and hashtag #shiftyourpractice
4⃣ Tag a friend to play along. 
5⃣ Poses with variations will be posted night before. Post a picture in any variation and mention the hosts and #shiftyourpractice. Have fun!

$500 in prizes to be announced in the next few days!
 (at #shiftyourpractice)

Dear yogis of IG! Allow me to announce : August Yoga Challenge
August 1 - 31, 2014 #ShiftYourPractice

I am so happy and honored to co-host my first official IG yoga challenge! I usually don’t have the discipline to follow a specific program (tho I do yoga more or less daily!). But with help from my friends, this challenge will be awesome!!! And all are invited! Because Yoga accepts all, regardless of your style & experience. Our goal is to provide different variations of poses for all levels while keeping it fun, safe, and to provide a community for new yogis to be a part of. So please join! Why?! Company, fun & prizes!!!

Yoga is a way of life, and starts with your mentality… Shift your mind, #shiftyourpractice!

Rules to participate
1⃣ Follow hosts 👉 @girlintheraw @mindyvegan @rima_danielle @veganyogiunicorn @yinandjuice
2⃣ Follow our sponsors 👉 @SULARAWear @YogaTravelTree @VeganYogiUnicorn @pranapowder
3⃣ Repost challenge pic with hosts and hashtag #shiftyourpractice
4⃣ Tag a friend to play along.
5⃣ Poses with variations will be posted night before. Post a picture in any variation and mention the hosts and #shiftyourpractice. Have fun!

$500 in prizes to be announced in the next few days!
(at #shiftyourpractice)

I was feeling low for a few days - as son as I would overstrain myself, I would feel that itchy annoying sensation in the back of my throat. Worst feeling ever! So I made myself this wonderful healing elixir - and Bam! I’m back baby! Easy quick recipe - I didn’t even break out my juicer, I blended it all in the Vitamix & strained the pulp. Ginger is the key here!

HEALTH FREAK: 
2-3 oranges
1/2 apple
1 decent piece of ginger 
Bunch baby kale
1/4 Lime

I was feeling low for a few days - as son as I would overstrain myself, I would feel that itchy annoying sensation in the back of my throat. Worst feeling ever! So I made myself this wonderful healing elixir - and Bam! I’m back baby! Easy quick recipe - I didn’t even break out my juicer, I blended it all in the Vitamix & strained the pulp. Ginger is the key here!

HEALTH FREAK:
2-3 oranges
1/2 apple
1 decent piece of ginger
Bunch baby kale
1/4 Lime

Pine nuts…. Mmmmmh… “The” fanciest nut ever (read smallest yet most expensive). I rarely indulge in buying a quarter pounder, and even rarer decide to use them in recipe as opposed to enjoying them as they come. But pesto is “the” pine nut recipe! Original recipe asks for Parmesan (the best cheese ever, says my vegetarian non-vegan self), so the store version is usually off limits. But this is so easy to recreate at home! And you can sub pine nuts for another nut (macademia & walnut are my faves), so you don’t waste your stash all at once. I took advantage of my basil plant (before it died on me, again. I’m the worst apartment gardener). 

RECIPE:
1/4 cup walnuts (or nut of choice)
1/8 cup pine nuts
Handful of fresh basil
1-2 tbsp nutritional yeast
Splash of lime
Pinch pink salt
Process & enjoy! Suggestion: pesto pasta. 🌿

Pine nuts…. Mmmmmh… “The” fanciest nut ever (read smallest yet most expensive). I rarely indulge in buying a quarter pounder, and even rarer decide to use them in recipe as opposed to enjoying them as they come. But pesto is “the” pine nut recipe! Original recipe asks for Parmesan (the best cheese ever, says my vegetarian non-vegan self), so the store version is usually off limits. But this is so easy to recreate at home! And you can sub pine nuts for another nut (macademia & walnut are my faves), so you don’t waste your stash all at once. I took advantage of my basil plant (before it died on me, again. I’m the worst apartment gardener).

RECIPE:
1/4 cup walnuts (or nut of choice)
1/8 cup pine nuts
Handful of fresh basil
1-2 tbsp nutritional yeast
Splash of lime
Pinch pink salt
Process & enjoy! Suggestion: pesto pasta. 🌿

I am a very handsome boy, true, and I can pose like nobody’s business. But I don’t remember looking this good in a photo - wow! I am taking my own puppy breath away! Probably because mommy was taking a pic with her fancy ‘professional’ camera - it captured my beauty perfectly! Don’t know why she’s constantly wasting time on taking pictures of food (I mean seriously? Food is for eating), when she had this stunning guy in front of her?!?

I am a very handsome boy, true, and I can pose like nobody’s business. But I don’t remember looking this good in a photo - wow! I am taking my own puppy breath away! Probably because mommy was taking a pic with her fancy ‘professional’ camera - it captured my beauty perfectly! Don’t know why she’s constantly wasting time on taking pictures of food (I mean seriously? Food is for eating), when she had this stunning guy in front of her?!?

A nice big plate of Asian inspired rice noodles in delicious peanut sauce. Naturally #glutenfree, great for recovery, energy and carb loading (if you run or workout hard), rice noodles are a cost-effective ingredient to keep at home. I added carrot & zucchini noodles for more veggies/less calories - it’s a good trick!! Made my own peanut miso sauce, topped it with homegrown parsley, and I’ve got a delicious meal!

A nice big plate of Asian inspired rice noodles in delicious peanut sauce. Naturally #glutenfree, great for recovery, energy and carb loading (if you run or workout hard), rice noodles are a cost-effective ingredient to keep at home. I added carrot & zucchini noodles for more veggies/less calories - it’s a good trick!! Made my own peanut miso sauce, topped it with homegrown parsley, and I’ve got a delicious meal!

Just look at that color! Mixed berry bowl filled with so many vitamins + flavor = an awesome breakfast! Blackberries, blueberries a& raspberries, with peaches, bananas and some coconut water, topped with crunchy granola and more juicy fruits.

Just look at that color! Mixed berry bowl filled with so many vitamins + flavor = an awesome breakfast! Blackberries, blueberries a& raspberries, with peaches, bananas and some coconut water, topped with crunchy granola and more juicy fruits.

Cranberry pecan sweet balls! 
Made with only 5 ingredients, but so good, healthy and satisfying. No added sweetener makes for a perfect sweet & salty treat! 

Ingredients are:
1/2 cup pecans
1/4 or less almonds
Few tbsp dried cranberries
3-4 medjool dates
Pinch pink Himalayan salt
Optional: few drops lemon

Blend & enjoy! Easy and quick recipe. Enjoy with fresh fruits (cherries are in season and my absolute favorite!)

Cranberry pecan sweet balls!
Made with only 5 ingredients, but so good, healthy and satisfying. No added sweetener makes for a perfect sweet & salty treat!

Ingredients are:
1/2 cup pecans
1/4 or less almonds
Few tbsp dried cranberries
3-4 medjool dates
Pinch pink Himalayan salt
Optional: few drops lemon

Blend & enjoy! Easy and quick recipe. Enjoy with fresh fruits (cherries are in season and my absolute favorite!)