I know I am always saying, "This is the best (insert food here) that I have ever made!" But this was one of the best smoothies I have ever made. I guess it was smoothie/protein shake because it has Peanut Butter in it.
Put in blender. Drink. Smile.
I got two new books today!
This Crazy Vegan Life by Christina Pirello
"In this manifesto and practical guide to being vegan and living healthfully, Pirello not only advocates the development of animal-free alternatives for the benefit of humans, animals, and the environment but also clearly demonstrates the impact of these choices on wellness. Beyond promoting the value of eating a whole, organic, plant-based diet, she takes on nutrition, fitness, health education, and emotional well-being, shaking up conventional wisdom and showing you how to take control of your life and achieve your personal goals."
I liked the looks of this one because it's not just a recipe book and it's not just a story, but it is both. And it has easy recipes and a whole 21 day nutrition plan with total meal guides!
I got it because I was running out of ideas and inspiration for eating well and being vegan. I still wanted to be vegan, I was just forgetting how, in a (satisfied) way. My plan is to read the first part of the book, which is about 110 pages, while I finish eating mostly all the groceries I already have to eat in the kitchen, then in the book the meal plans start, so I will plan ahead and shop accordingly so I can stick to the plans easily!
DailyOM: Learning to Live by Madisyn Taylor
"DailyOM featues a universal approach to holistic living for the mind, body, and spirit and supports people who want to live a conscious lifestyle."
I got this one to go along with my new dedication to my yoga practice, which in a way is an extension of my veganism, and all-around lifestyle and outlook. I have been going to yoga almost every day since I signed up at Soul at Home on April 1st. I absolutely love this place. All of the instructors are amazing and you can tell their yoga practice means so much to them. I have tried a few different types of classes, from Gentle Flow, to Level 1-2 Yoga, and all of the classes so far really make it so you can make it your own and make it work for yourself. The instructor I had today recommended DailyOM for me to read. On Sundays they even have Oceana Hula Dance classes!!! I am so going to go to that this Sunday!
Happy Eating! Namaste!
"A good definition of Namaste would be 'I bow to your true self'. The true self might be seen as the deeper, more essential you, less connected to ego, social expectations and pretensions. So the exchange of Namaste at the end of class is a wonderful way to honor the true self in each of us, and recognize that all life is interrelated." Namaste