How are you doing today? Now that the week is playing out and moving right along towards the weekend, we can all let out a sigh of relief that some R & R time is right around the corner! I’m going to be teaching a yoga class Saturday morning and am beyond excited! As I had mentioned I was going to be doing, I took a yoga class at the studio today that I am going to be teaching at it and I love the vibe, the energy, the practice space. It was wonderful!
Then I took Skylar to the Mommy & Me Pottery Painting activity we had planned. It was too cute watching her paint. Like a bad Mommy, I forgot my camera but I will post pictures of her plates after they are fired. They were pretty much a smeary hodge-podge of paint; the paint-your-pottery equivalent of scribbles, but to me, it’s Picasso. She also kept asking for Blue. I am a pink girl but she was loving blue.
I’m glad to hear yesterday’s Raw Vegan Chocolate Coconut Snowballs were a hit! Yeah, num-num in my tum-tum! Shout out to my lovely friends, Lil Veggie Patch and Raw Juice Girl who both made these. I hope you enjoyed your balls as much as I do, girls. TWSS
For today’s greenery, I made another salad and flooded it with the Creamy Vegan Tahini Dressing. Romaine, Carrots, Cukes, Red Peppers, Tomatoes, Sugar Snap Peas, and the Tahini Dressing. Then I added some spicy sesame-coated almond bits on top.
It’s my Tahini-ized Version of a Cesar Salad
Who needs anchovies and Cesar dressing or croutons and gluten when you’ve got Raw Vegan Creamy Tahini & Sesame-Coated Almonds? Not I.
For Dessert, here’s a recent Raw Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Balls episode. For full recipe info, click right on over to here! 5 minutes til heaven in your mouth if you get started now, just sayin’.
Cashews & Oats
Add the Liquids (Maple and/or Agave or both, Vanilla Extract)
Add the Chocolate Chips
Blend for a Second
Make your balls
After refrigeration they looked like this
And as I got closer to inhaling a ball it looked like this…
And unstuck balls look like this (TWSS)
Couple Shopping Finds Now..
For all you MAC users, I recently picked up the Magic Mouse. It’s only been out about 2 weeks and I have to say, I love it. It took a day or so to get used to, but now I am in mousey heaven.
Lightweight, responds with a light finger touch, wireless and rather than clicking the Back Button on your browser to back out of webpages, you can finger swipe across the top of the mouse and back out of webpages that way. Great little gadget if you’re a MAC user.
In light of the fact that I’m going to be teaching some yoga classes, I wanted to spruce up my workout duds a bit. I found a Lululemon Sports Bra on sale, in pink, in my size. Score! That baby had my name written all over it!
And with my purchase I got a re-usable Lulu bag. They must’ve known I had just been talking about all the green lifestyle choices I make. It’s nifty to be thrifty. Sorry, that just popped into my head and I had to write it.
Yoga Today is Hanumanasana (Full Splits or Monkey Pose)
And after all that shopping, I just had to pop a few 3-Ingredient 5-Minute Dark Chocolate Fudge Balls, too. Yum.
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Second Tip of the Day: My Yoga Mat is the Manduka Black Mat Pro, all the way. People have asked me what I use, and in my opinion, that’s the best. It will last you a decade whereas other mats will shred and erode and wear down but not the Black Manduka. It’s a quality investment in your practice that will pay off.
What’s your favorite brand of workout apparel? Are you brand loyal or do you bounce around? Do you shop based on price, function, cuteness factor, or what? Gimme the dish! I am Nike brand loyal to my running shoes. For my yoga clothes, I love Be Present, Prana, Lulu, and there are some tiny niche lines that sometimes have cute pieces, but that’s very hit and miss. And regional, at best, distribution on some of those. For Sports Bras, that is extremely hard and hit or miss for me. Target ones are too flimsy, some of the high-tech ones are too restrictive, so I am always on the hunt. What kind of workout apparel do you buy? Or do you just sport a hanes tshirt and call that your “technical fabric”? Does it matter even? What do you think?
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