It’s chilly, it’s Christmas, it’s lazy time!… 5 Easy steps to stay Healthy during Holidays=]

One more week to go of Holidays with the family. I love it, but it’s also easy to get unbalanced when it comes to work and health. Feel like getting all cozy in bed watching movies or by the fire with hot cocoa! And let’s not even talk about going to bed late, the extra alcohol and food on dinners! On one hand, I do want to fully enjoy the days I choose to do that, but on the other hand I don’t want to get off the wagon and overindulge on an unhealthy way.

My plan that so far is kinda working=]

1 One liter of warm water first thing in the morning.
2 One vegetable juice for breakfast.
3 One fruit smoothie at mid morning
4 One big salad a day.
5 Minimum of 45 minutes workout everyday and cardio at least every other day.

It’s really SIMPLE and EASY, that is, if you want to do it and if you care about staying healthy even in challenging times like Christmas in a chilly place!

Blueberry Ginger Smoothie…

The Holiday season is here!! 🙂
I love Christmas… I think I already told you that like 20 times before!! well, it’s my favorite time of the year so I’ll probably tell you again a few more times.

Another good way of adding heating foods in your diet this cold season is using spices in your smoothies, so easy! and that will help keep your internal fire going, that energy responsible for the strength of your immune system, for the power of assimilation and transformation of your metabolism, for keeping your spirit and energy high even during these times of coziness and over indulging.
This morning I’m using ginger and cinnamon, warming, sweet, detoxifying and stimulating spices that also add some added sweetness.

1 pear
1 cup blueberries
1 cup ginger tea
1 teaspoon freshly ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon maca powder
1 tablespoon almond butter

We like to make our own ginger tea by cutting two to three inches of ginger root into thin slices and let it simmer in one liter of water for 10 to 15 minutes, also whenever possible, ground our own cinnamon and spices for they conserve their medicinal properties better whole. When you think of your food as your stronger medicine you start to take care of preserving it’s nutrients and components: fresh is always better, avoid oxidation, humidity, sunlight…  AND!!!  I’ve been into nut butters lately, preparing some super fresh totally homemade, natural, delicious, indulging and healthy butters, keeping up with our Chihuahua Gourmet preserves. We’ll sell them in some local markets trying to make a little extra cash for the road so if you’re around stop by!!

Oh the Things You´ll See, Said the Good Dr. in a Time When Life was Pure and Free…

It, for me, is becoming a sketchy world indeed. Here I thought six years ago that becoming vegan was it, I was home free, I master the no meat no dairy thing Im set… NOT! I said not… anyway, what the hell is going on? Do these people have no children of thier own, what is this madness with wanting to remix vegetables and mother nature, shit, if it got us this far, leave well enough alone!

Im ranting… of course there are myriad reasons for what “THEY” do, all of which are diabolical and call to mind all manner of cheap sci-fi flicks from the 60’s and 70’s… Well, here’s to us, we grew up when curfew was enforced by a loud yell, dinner time was enforced as a family value, I was not assualted with anti bacterial wipes, gruesome death was not permitted on TV, only cable and not everyone had cable, and it was pretty shitty anyway, the food was healthy if you bought healthy food and even cheap beer had a bit of quality and quality beer had a bit of heaven.  Video Games left more to the imagination than not, so playing outdoors was as exciting as video games essentialy.

I will die knowing I lived in one of the most epic times in history as I lived just at the crux of the see-saw going from one side to the other, I lived during the event horizon for mankinds morality.

If I didnt have contact dermatitis on my lips causing them to swell like botox gone bad and scab over crackin at the corners and bleeding, I would raise a pint of our latest creation in honor of us all!

And to think, just the other day I was bitching about how my bitches were weak, well, now I have zombie mouth.  Thanks Universe, you truly do listen and provide, now where’s my Hundred Grand and world Peace with Goodwill Towards ALL!

On a positive note, I did just get to suck down a Black Bean Smoothie….  Oh my, who knew eating beans could be so fun!  sigh….  I cant even eat hot sauce whilst this is happening lest my lips actually fall off my face…

Aloha and A Hui Hou=] how was that…. HA!