Green Juice a Day!

It’s the new year and it’s time to start a new habit. A green juice every day. Just think of it as drinking your vitamins. Look at the formula below and pick your favorites! Packed with phyto-nutrients – it’s all GOOD!

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Pick Your Base:

In a blender, pour 2 cups of one of the following:

Almond milk

Rice milk

Coconut water

Hemp milk

Water

Pick Your Fruit:

Add 1 cup total of  one or two of the following (frozen works well):

Banana

Mango

Peaches

Avocado

Blueberries, Raspberries

Pears

Apple

 Choose Leafy Greens:

Toss in large handful of:

Spinach

Kale

Swiss Chard

Romaine

Collards

Booster:

Add an optional booster to give your smoothie even more value!

Chia

Maca

Spirulina

Flaxseeds

Flax Seed Oil

Almond Butter

Ginger

Cinnamon

 

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Kate Middleton Rocks

george3I love Kate. Look at her in that lovely blue dress . . . and with her postpartum tummy showing. Thank God. Finally someone looking normal after having a baby. I loved how her hair just blew in the wind and how she proudly stood there with her adorable husband – so in love with their son. We see so many images of celebrities with super flat tummies right after giving birth. What a wonderful example Kate is for women. I love that Will married a bougie girl – I love her unapologetic ease with being herself.

Angelina Rocks

I haven’t always been a huge fan — probably mostly because she’s super gorgeous, has a hot husband, and has what seems like a perfect life (I know, pretty shallow). Every time I saw something about her in Africa adopting yet another child — I kept thinking she was just doing it to get good press.  But when I read her Op-Ed about her decision to have a preventative double mastectomy, I cried.  I cried because of her self-sacrifice to be safe from getting breast cancer and her selflessness.  I could feel how much she loves her children and her family and wants to be around to see them grow-up and to be able to grow old with her husband.

My sister did the same thing about ten years ago — and, to me, I feel like it would be losing part of who you are — losing your female-ness. I can’t imagine volunteering to have your breasts taken and replaced by something artificial.  It was encouraging and empowering to read about her decision and knowing should I ever have to do something like that, that I wouldn’t be any less of a woman.

So, I’ve changed my tune about Angelina, I have respect for her bravery  and for the example that she is making for the rest of us. And using her celebrity in a good way.

You go, Girl!

Dear Santa:

Kate Moss’ new book is out . . . . and it’s on my list. Don’t you just love her? Even when she’s been out all night smoking cigarettes and drinking and whatnot, she still looks gorgeous. She’s a rock-star.

Happy Summer!

Happy Summer Ladies! I’d like to make a toast to all of my amazing Denver Hot Mamas and to their incredible hard work and dedication on their smokin’ hot bodies! I am one very proud trainer!

It’s summer, my favorite time of year for many reasons: Longer days, laying at the pool, swimming in the pool, kids are out of school (meaning more relaxed mornings!), using the barbeque, eating lots of salads and fish, fun trips on the weekends, wearing flip flops, no makeup, messy summer beachy hair, dining al fresco, and yes,  amazing cocktails.

My girlfriend, Kristy, owns an amazing Cuban restaurant in Denver — Cuba Cuba. If you live in Denver and you haven’t been, then get your cute little culo over there. The best mojitos hands down (especially if Andre is at the bar).  Kristy shared her recipe with me, and now I’m going to share with you.

Mojitos de Cuba Cuba

Bacardi Rum con Limon

Simple syrup

Mint

Fresh Lime juice from 8 limes

Seltzer/club soda

Muddle a handful of mint in the bottom of a very large pitcher (muddling is merely pressing and turning a muddler on the mint leaves– you don’t need to pulverize it. You are just releasing the mint flavor). Fill pitcher with ice and then pour rum until it hits halfway point (yes!). Add lime juice, and a 1/4 cup simple syrup (directions below), then finish by filling to the brim with seltzer. Stir and drink. Nothing is exact about this recipe — adjust each ingredient to your own taste. I don’t like mine very sweet at all, mostly limey and rumey.

Simple syrup is made by combining equal parts sugar and water to a saucepan and then simmer until sugar is dissolved. This is also very similar to my mother’s recipe for “maple” syrup. In that one, it’s equal parts water, white sugar, brown sugar and maple flavoring . . .

Another one of my favorites is the margarita . . . but I make mine with OJ (another suggestion from Kristy). And, just like the mojito, much of this is done to your taste. Ingredients and method:

Good Tequila

Fresh Lime Juice (or if you are super lazy, get some from WF)

Fresh OJ (see above)

Agave

Fill up a pitcher with ice, pour tequila until it hits halfway, to 3/4 point — oh yeah! And then add lime and oj according to your taste — more lime than oj. Then add agave until sweet enough for you. Put in a salted glass and chug.

One final drink is a raspberry lime cocktail that just tastes fresh like summer. Ingredients and method:

2 boxes of Raspberries

Good Vodka

8=10 limes

Fill blender with ice, fill to halfway point with vodka, add raspberries and lime juice and blend. Delish! This is a great one for kids too (plus or minus the vodka, your choice).