Guest Post: Heather Eats Almond Butter-Channeling Averie

Hi Friends!  Hope you’ve all had a great weekend and Monday morning is just around the corner, but hopefully you’re in happy spirits and life is treating you right and that you’re staying warm! Thanks for the lovely compliments on my Week in Review Highlight Post yesterday where I recapped last week’s highlights.

Everything from my high Raw Vegan Gingerbread Cookies

And My Raw Vegan Gingerbread Cookie Dough Balls

To My High Raw Vegan Sugar Cookie Dough Balls

To Kale and Veggie Salads

To making mention that I was Nominated for 3 Awards in the  Best of Raw Awards!


I asked for your vote and support in these 3 categories:

1. Sexiext Raw Vegan Woman of 2009Averie from Love Veggies and Yoga
2. Favorite Raw Blog of 2009: Love Veggies and Yoga
3. Favorite Raw Vegan Website: Love Veggies and Yoga


But without Further Ado, it’s time for me to turn the rest of today’s post over to my sweet, lovely, Almond-Butter-Eating friend, Heather. Heather is one of the nicest, kindest, and one of the sweetest girls I have met in the big blogosphere and I am touched that she’s Guest Posting here today! Thanks Again, HEABs!!!!

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Heather Now:


Channeling Averie
This morning I woke up with a long to-do list and at the top was Write guest post for Averie. What to write, what to write? I began to think about some of Averie’s favorite things…veggies and yoga. Hmm, I can work with both of those. :)
Since it was early, and I was hungry, I decided on an entirely Averie inspired breakfast.

I’m a big fan of her broccoli salad slaw dressing, and I happen to have all the ingredients on hand to make some.  I whipped up a batch and poured it over 1 cup of broccoli slaw, allowing it to marinate while I made some kale chips.
I’ve been eyeing Averie’s kale chips for a while and was so excited to finally try them. Fortunately, I already had a batch of my raw cashew cheeze sauce in the fridge and simply blended a 1/2 cup in my Vita-Mix with 1/2 red bell pepper. I then poured the sauce onto a big bowl of kale and massaged away until everything was well mixed. Since I don’t own an Excalibur Dehydrator (Hey Santa, ya reading this?), I went ahead and just roasted my kale chips in a 375° oven for 15 minutes. Perfect.
After throwing on a few chipotle roasted cashews for a little crunch, I sat down to a very satisfying and veggie-filled breakfast.
Thanks for the inspiration Averie and for allowing me to write a guest post for your awesome blog! :)
In Averie style, I’ll leave you with my yoga pose of the day…or my attempt at one anyway.



Still working on Vytas Baskauskas or Side Crow. I’ll get there someday. :)

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Yoga Today, well that’s easy after Heather did it, I had to bust out a Side Crane, aka Parsva Bakasana.

For those of you who are regular readers, you know I’m a yoga teacher and have been since 2001I am frequently asked how to do this pose. The easiest way I could explain it would be to:
Squat down with your feet close together.

Then point your knees all the way to one direction, let’s say the right hand side.
Make a table with your arms, and lean forward and up onto the back of your arms.
The pose is much more about center of gravity and weight distribution than it is about strength.  Core strength, in this pose and in all of yoga, is fundamental, but once that’s established, just try to find the Sweet Spot, so you can lift your crane off the ground.  Hopefully that explanation helps a bit!

Here’s Another Angle

Last but not least, My Bora Bora Foods Give Away!!!

Have you Entered Yet?  Go get yourself in on the Bora Bora Action!

   

One Response to “Guest Post: Heather Eats Almond Butter-Channeling Averie”

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    Bora Bora Foods — December 21, 2009 at 3:58 pm

    Hi Averie, I followed all the links but was unable to find the name of the winner. Could you help? Thanks!