Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Reading Material

A quick trip to NYC and off later this week to Baltimore, and I promise I'll have more original content for this blog soon. In the meantime, here are some things I want to share:
  • Beauty Foods For Glowing Skin- Yes you can use food to enhance your natural beauty. Here's the inside scoop on how to get radiant
  • Start your day with oatmeal...in your smoothie. I'm not kidding. Here's my recipe
Later this week I'll be at Expo East-scopping out what the latest natural products are and supporting the Vega Team. If you're there you better say hi!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Elizabeth Cooks: Pumpkin Protein Pudding

It's beginning to feel a lot like fall-pull out those sweaters, think about where you going to go leaf hunting, and most importantly STOCK UP ON ALL THINGS PUMPKIN.  If you don't already know about my love of this fall squash, please turn your attention to this post.

So on a whim I decided to make some Protein Pumpkin Pudding. It's simple, anyone can make it, it's loaded with 15g protein, 1.5g of omega-3s, antioxidants, minus any added sweetener and it's entirely plant based.

Pumpkin Protein Pudding
 Mix 1 can 100% pure pumpkin (no sugar added) with 1 serving Vega One Vanilla Chai. Sprinkly cinnamon and nutmeg on top. Makes anywhere from 1-4 servings, depending on how hungry you are.
Now excuse me, I have to get back to my new love
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Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Getting Your Sweat on in Boston

Boston is a great place to sweat it out. Not only are old apartments hard to air-condition, making every place i've ever lived a sauna in the summer (just detoxing) but we have some pretty great fitness options. Here are some of my current favorites:

RYDE & Sweat and Soul Yoga. 2 class, 2 studios, 1 location. SASY yoga is fantastic-hot vinyasa flow set to hiphop. I'm no yoga purist so this is one of my favorite ways to stretch it out. RYDE is a 45 min cycle sweat session, in a dim room, jams pumping and with a bike that you steer-hence engaging your core the entire time. + they add weights and pushups. on a bike. to power up your arms.

The mothership of hot yoga.  you'll sweat and sweat and stretch and stretch and feel amazing. Best in the middle of winter, when it's so cold this is the only way to get your bone warm

Exhale Core Fusion
Make your legs shake, in the most zen of locations.

Pure Barre-Newton and soon to be Newbury st
Home of the elusive "ledge" (those lovely perky bums) you never thought 3 # weights could hurt so bad. In between ballet and pilates it has a cult following for a reason

Good ol' running: along the esplanade, trails at Middlesex Fells, or dodging masshole drivers on the streets (my personal favorite)

If I liked treadmills or had cash to throw around I'd totally get a gym membership at Sports Club LA or Equinox. best of the best.

Next on my to-try list: Crossfit, South Boston Yoga, Bar Method downtown, I'll report back soon!
What form of sweat are you crushin on right now?