Hello Friends! Back from my teachin’ in Tokyo, time in Montauk and even Topeka. I’m now in the beautiful Blue Ridge mountains standup paddleboardin’ and chillin’ with my Dad. Next week I’ll be back in NYC and the Hamptons and teaching: Soho Summer Class Series, 21 Day RE BOOT! and SUP, SIP N’ STRETCH.
After my trip halfway around the world I wanted to share some of my travel-well faves and answer a question I get asked all the time: What do you pack to snack? So here are my current top five gluten-free, dairy-free, low-sugar must haves to keep in your bag to keep you sated. All but the Kind bar can be purchased from Organic Avenue.
The Squeeze Chocolate Raw Granola
Cacao Gogi Superfood Power Snack- Cut each piece into 4 smaller pieces and mix with sprouted almonds, walnuts and Organic Avenue own spicy pumpkin seeds for an uber healthy DIY trail mix
2. Sweet n’ Savory
Bars: 22 Days Daily Mocha Mantra OR Dark Chocolate Nuts and Sea Salt Kind Bar-Only 5 grams of sugar! Cut them up into pieces and just eat a small piece at a time. Go Raw Chocolate or Pumpkin Pie Super Cookies
3. For energy
Perfect Fuel Chocolate-Dark Chocolate with Ginseng- Avoid getting too big of a rush by taking little bites when you need it as opposed to eating the entire thing. Only 3 grams of sugar for the entire piece. I have one in my bag at all times. Better than coffee!
It’s that time of year where we’re all wanting more energy, to feel lighter and more peaceful. If you can’t retreat to your favorite resort to get that revitalized feeling, create your own spa at home with my favorite ways to cleanse mind and body. These five favorites are also flu fighters and cold busters.
WATER AND LEMON first thing in the morning hydrate get your blood more alkaline and get your digestive juices flowing start your day with my new Good Mornin’ Mixture:
Don’t want to make your own… Organic Avenue now has a little shot called D that is similar but has garlic. Powerful stuff - Whew!
TIP: Make a big batch and sip throughout the day. If you can’t stand taste of Oregano, leave that part out. Keep a bottle of the Stevia in your bag or at office and put a drop or two in each of your waters throughout the day.
GOURMET TEA INSTEAD OF COFFEE Instead of that cup of Joe which can tap those adrenals - lead to more
fatigue, dehydrate and interfere with sleep , try making a yummy tea. The health properties of tea have long been known but what some people don’t know is just how
different the quality and therefore your experience can be between ok and excellent tea. While it’s chilly outside, get some good ones to have around home and office and make sippin’ on teas a part of your routine. May help keep you from snacking as well. Three of my new faves:
GREEN SMOOTHIE: While everyone knows how much I love my juice.
I definitely recco a green smoothie over juice for breakfast as it will fill you up longer and keep those afternoon sugar cravings at bay.
Here’s my smoothie recipe and instructions on how to makelink to RYB juice article. For an awesome green juice recipe from Joe Cross Director of "Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead" (one of my fave documentaries).
Watch the Premier Episode of The Joe Show juice segment starts/ends 9:22-11:44.
INTERVAL WORKOUT ON THE REBOUNDER
SAUNA talk about the benefits of the dry sauna, particularly the infrared
I have a lot of weight loss recos. These are a few of the newer ones mixed with some of my time-tested advice.
1. TRY GREEN COFFEE BEAN EXTRACT
There’s been a lot of well-deserved buzz about this new weight loss supplement. After doing some research and seeing the results of Dr. Oz’s experiment, I decided to give it a try. I lost a surprising 2% body fat in 5 days. Other people have reported weight loss of up to several pounds in the first couple weeks. I believe this supplement works and recco you give it a try. This supplement is NOT for children, anyone who pregnant or nursing, is allergic to coffee or caffeine and or has any major medical problems including diabetes or a history of heart attack or stroke. Results vary so keep that and these other key points in mind:
2. DO A MINI CLEANSE
3. TURN YOUR IPHONE/IPAD INTO A PERSONAL TRAINER-TRY AN EXERCISE APP
Getting your exercise in around the holidays is not easy. If you cannot get to the gym or your fave fitness class try this user friendly iPhone Gorilla Workout app.
With 3 different levels it provides short, equipment- free, easy to follow workouts that will get your heart rate up and keep your waistline down. And it’s only 1.99 If you have time, combine one of these workouts with only 30 minutes of interval training: elliptical, jog, stationary bike. If you have the money and more time, get the P90X App. It is in a class of its own.
*I buy all my supplements from Mountain States Health Products They are the most reputable supplier I know with a wide range of high quality products. MB Fitness clients receive 10% off your first purchase. Email Sarah to place an order. She has all of my fave brands as well as my various nutritional protocols on file. Or email me with questions email@example.com.
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