Soup for dayz…

Soup is essential for every diet. It’s warm, delicious, and soothes the soul. Below find an easy recipe.

Homemade lentil soup ingredients (feeds 2-4 people)

  • 1 bag of Bob’s Red Mill Natural Foods (use 2 cups)
  • 2 celery stalks chopped into small pieces
  • Handful of carrots chopped
  • 1 chopped up onion
  • 2 garlic cloves chopped
  • handful of spinach chopped
  • 4 Cups of water
  • Organic vegetable broth
  • Oregano, parsley

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1st pour 1/4 cups of olive oil and let it heat up. Then add celery, onions and carrots and wait 2 minutes until the onions start to turn a bit brown.

Now add your water, garlic, parsley, and lentils. Almost complete.

Let the ingredients simmer for about an hour. Time to enjoy!

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Almond French Toast

ChristaAlexis:

I need to make this!

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This is my go-to French Toast recipe.  It came about after I made an amazing dessert for Christmas dinner a couple years ago with poached pears and a cream cheese topping that had both vanilla and almond extract added to it.  The combination wowed me, and it sprung to mind when I made a French Toast breakfast a few days later.  Ohhhh yess, perfection.

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I don’t normally need a certain brand in any recipe, but I no longer make French Toast with anything besidesAce Bakery Organic Granary bread.  I keep a loaf of it in the freezer so that if people stop by for breakfast I always can put something together.  It’s a glorious whole wheat loaf with tons of nuts and seeds — to my mind, the sunflower seeds are the best part.

And my dear friend, Pemma, is a super-fan of this recipe.  In fact, she special-requested…

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Spiritual Awakening 101

I honestly believe that we all go through periods of “spiritual awakenings” meaning each of us become more in tune with our higher divine purpose. When it feels like everything is stagnant thats a period when people begin to develop into who they truly want to be. It takes those periods to realize and reevaluate what we need in our lives whether it’s career orientation, relationships, personal goals, or/and changes to our environment. It’s very important to listen to your intuition and do what feels right for you and only you! I usually like to start with this short 10 minute guided meditation every morning.

Much love,

Christa Alexis

Healthy you, Healthy Life

Christa Alexis here!

So I decided to go on a fitness challenge and try to be more conscious of my eating habits, lifestyle, and the people that I surround myself with. Join me as I create a new me. P.S. Don’t forget to tell yourself on the daily how much you love and appreciate who you are!

Morning routine:

3 sets of 10lb weights

300 crunches

100 ball crunches

50 squats w and without exercise ball

Followed by 1 hr of cardio at the gym with weight lifting machines for legs.

Drink choice: Organin – Chocolate nutriton drink, 16 grams of protein

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Healthy-Happy-Vegetarian friendly meals!

Watch below as I cook an all natural vegetarian and vegan dish Kung Pao Chicken (VegetarianPlus.com) You can also add more vegetables and rice for a complete meal. It’s perfect for people who love spice!

 

 

The Furrs release folk-retro-bluesy tune “Little Boy”

Aussie indie rockers The Furrs released their latest single “Little Boy” a folk-bluesy-retro jam with all the right guitar strummin’ and cacophonous singing. It’s upbeat and makes you want to put on your cowboy boots for a never-ending swing dance.  Press play.

Nowmaste

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Tiny Time Machines are watches created for living in the now. It’s a reminder to fully live in the moment without worrying about the time. We are all infinite beings that are interconnected, “We broke the clock to be free and remind the world of infinity.” Visit TinyTimeMachines.com for other sayings like moment, infinity, and present!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Use self-reiki for instant healing!

Reiki is an ancient Japanese method of healing. Self-reiki is a way for you to easily reduce stress and increase your daily health. It’s a simple practice. All you have to do is declare your intention and place your hands on different areas of your body aka chakras. Watch the video below for a step by step guide.

 

 

 

 

Kid Astray is here to stay!

Norwegian indie-pop-alt six piece band Kid Astray released their remix of “No Easy Way Out”  – an electricfying laid back tune over airy vocals… perfect for a summer day. It makes you want to dance for hours.  Totally edgy and cool.

What’s sweet and good for you? Pineapples!

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Pineapples are sweet and delicious with a ton of health benefits. It’s a great snack that will keep you feeling satisified. They have a high level of vitamin c, magnesium, fiber, and essential vitamins like B6 and B1.

The fruit contains high levels of water to help you stay hydrated all day long. It also helps with digestion and keeps your immune system strong. You could also purchase bromelian pills (extracted from the stem and core) for similar benefits but why wouldn’t you want to bite into this delicious fruit instead?

Did you know pineapples are composed of  various flowers? It’s true. The fruits fuse together to create the core.