Healthy U, Go Green For An Energetic U!

You need to get an adequate amount of greens in your healthy lifestyle in order to stay energized all day long. You may not know that each veggie contains essential vitamins that contribute to your overall energy levels. Well now, you can easily drink your way to “supergreen” energy with a scoop of Coconut Greens. One serving of Coconut Greens has 8-10 servings of veggies, which contain high levels of nutrients and antioxidants, and better yet you can even get your daily dose of vitamins.  thKale and Broccoli are two significant green vegetables. If you never seen kale, it’s a dark leafy green that is full of vitamins. And we all heard of broccoli, the vegetable that looks like a miniature tree, which is loaded with Vitamin B.  “Research has clearly shown that B vitamins, like vitamin B6, vitamin B12, folic acid, thiamine and niacin support the energy metabolism process,” says Andrew Shao, PhD, from The Council for Responsible Nutrition.
kale-broccKale is a popular superfood that is extremely high in fiber. With significant amounts of protein and fiber, kale’s main vitamin components are A, C, K, B-6, C, E, magnesium, calcium, and potassium. Did you know kale has the highest amount of Vitamin K per serving? It’s naturally occurring in most dark leafy vegetables like spinach, kale, and parsley. Broccoli has a great source of vitamins including B1, B2, B3, B6, C, K, iron, magnesium, potassium, and zinc. It also has a high level of fiber to help promote digestion. The vitamins work together to offer an increased level of energy.

Both broccoli and kale are full of antioxidants, minerals, and iron for extra energy support.  Iron contributes to increasing your energy levels by sending oxygen to your bloodstream. The most essential vitamin that promotes an increased energy level is the B vitamins; it creates energy flow throughout your body. Iron is another important mineral that helps your blood cells to support each other with increased levels of energy.

Did you know “Broccoli belongs to the cruciferous vegetable family, which includes kale, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, bok choy, cabbage, collard greens, rutabaga and turnips. These nutrition powerhouses supply loads of nutrients for little calories. Broccoli and kale create energy from absorbing the essential vitamins into your body. Get your energy levels up and go green! Each vitamin has a particular purpose and helps you stay energized all day long. And you can get it all in one single scoop of Coconut Greens.

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L.E.H. brings Christmas miracles!

L.E.H. Soap Company sells handcrafted products made with natural ingredients and pure love. You can smell the difference. It’s a family owned business located in the heart of Smithsville, NJ, a quaint, cozy town that showcases an array of rustic shops.

It was a hard daunting decision but I purchased the “Snow Angel” room spray just in time for the holiday season. Everything is hand crafted using only the best ingredients. It contains distilled water, fragrance or essential oil, and ethyl alcohol. Only $6.95 per bottle!

Each product is free of paraben, sulfate, and is totally cruelty free. Good thing, no animals were harmed in the making. Simply spray a scent of Christmas, prancing reindeer, and reminisce of your childhood snow angel making days.

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“An aroma of Christmas magic filled with prancing reindeer & snow angels whistling among the quiet snow fall,” says Christa Alexis.

Trader Joe’s Cream Cheese Delight!

 

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Trader Joe’s makes a heavenly vegan cream cheese for only $1.99 in a 8 oz container. It’s smooth creamy consistency pairs perfectly with pumpkin butter for the holiday season. I highly recommend you try it on a bagel and bite into a non-dairy guilt free cream cheese alternative. Contains water, coconut oil, sunflower oil, soy protein, and  other natural flavors.  Totally vegan and totally good!

Get lyfted

Get lyfted. With your all natural coffee extract energy stick, pure LYFT can be added to your beverage of choice and easily fits into your bag or backpack for long daunting days. I put my LYFT stick into my fresh brewed tea blend and stirred. Immediately, I felt like I had a burst of energy. It has zero calories and is completely vegan without any artificial flavors or preservatives. Better yet, it’s non-GMO certified. Note to self: I did feel like my energy started dwindling after an hour or so.  Peel and stir in your natural caffeine.

Let’s get liftin’

Get lean with Coconut Greens!

November smoothie challenge begins here.

For the month of November, I will be starting my morning with a Coconut Greens inspired smoothie. I just can’t get enough plant based protein. I add a scoop of Nutiva Hemp Protein, fresh banana, and a scoop of peanut butter. Each day I will exercise, drink more water, and eat less carbohydrates. Check out below how to make a smoothie.

Day 8. Note to self: Keep going and stay focused!

 

Simple Green Smoothie

Every morning, I start my day with a simple berry infused Coconut Greens smoothie. It’s totally simple. Add Califia almond milk, frozen berries, fresh banana, a scoop of coconut greens, and blend it up in your NutriBullet.  Drink responsibly.

I love to detox with my Coconut Greens which is loaded with veggies like kale, apples, wheatgrass, broccoli and other assorted veggies and made with coconut water. I often put it in my water jug before heading to the gym for an intense workout. I can stay hydrated and get my veggie fill in between meals.

And you can feel good and each tub you purchase goes to children with vitamin deficiencies via (Dose 4 Dose).  Use the code Christa10 for 10% off your purchase of Coconut Greens.

Easy & healthy recipes!

You come home late and try to prepare a healthy delicious meal that’s quick and easy. Grab a box of fiber and protein enriched pasta in red lentil, chickpea, yellow lentil, or black bean flavors. It’s totally gluten-free, Non-GMO, and vegan friendly. And better yet Pasta Lensi is made in Italy. Manja, Manja!

First, boil a pot of water and add salt. Once the water is boiled, add your box of pasta and cook until “al dente” or just right. (Directions included on the box)

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Next, heat extra virgin olive oil in a pan and add diced garlic to the dish. Sautee until garlic is slightly brown. Dice tomatoes into small pieces and add them in. Mix together, add oregano, italian seasoning, salt, and pepper for extra flavor.

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Add whichever toppings you prefer. Enjoy!

First figs, now vegan brownies!

Nature’s bakery is recognized for their bite sized non-gmo, gluten-free, dairy free on-the-go figs. If you haven’t tried the figs yet, you’re totally missing out. You don’t have to feel guilty since they’re made with all natural ingredients and they even make them in whole wheat. Fulfill your sweet tooth in 10 different flavors like raspberry, mango, or even a fall favorite pumpkin spice.

Hold on…now Nature’s Bakery makes double chocolate brownies in raspberry, mint, or blueberry flavors. Don’t worry they are still bite size and pair perfectly with a protein drink. Try it for yourself. But, I still like the figs better. The brownies need to work on the flavor factor.

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Reiki…what?

I’m taking it back to my reiki days, reiki is an ancient Japanese healing that uses symbols and chakras to release tension and stress built up in certain parts of your body. Blockages are caused due to emotional or physical stress that people hold on to. It’s important to clear out what no longer serves you purpose.

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Concentrate on your breathing and recharging each of your chakras. There are 7 chakras (root, sacral, solar plexus, heart chakra, throat chakra, third eye chakra, crown chakra) and each day it’s important to release unwanted negative energy and start with a brand new positive energy. Get cleansin & take a deep breath in.

Taking it back to the caveman days

Caven Creations are the way chocolates should be made like back in the caveman days without all that extra stuff. Grab a bar and get chompin’. The greatest creations come from within.

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Based out of Santa Cruz, California each of the chocolate bars are completely raw, organic, fair trade, sugar-free, and hand crafted with love. Raw cacao is loaded with antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals that can enhance your mood. Caven Creations come in three varieties including Coconut Meat & Sweet Bar, Hey Honey! Bar, and Sweet & Salt Crunch Bar. Each bar is naturally sweetened using organic coconut sugar, raw organic honey, and Non-GMO Birch Xylitol. Try yours today.