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Thursday, April 20, 2017

Beet and broccoli salad with coco-cheeze dressing

Beet and broccoli salad with coco-cheeze dressing

Beet  and broccoli salad


edible flowers
1 head romaine lettuce
1 head broccoli (florets only)
wakame, soaked
1 beet


1. Peel the beet, and cube or slice.
2. Tear the romaine lettuce into bite-sized pieces.
3. Shave the blackened portions of the broccoli. Save the stem for a different recipe.
4. Rinse the wake.
5. Arrange on a plate or salad bowl.

Coco-Cheeze dressing


1/2-1 cup buko meat/coconut meat
1 garlic clove, mashed
nutritional yeast to taste (I usually eyeball mine and don’t measure)
2 tablespoons buko juice/coconut water
1 tablespoon virgin coconut oil


Place all ingredients in the Vitamix and pour onto the salad.


Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Pineapple blueberry green smoothie


1 pineapple (leave in the core if you’re using a Vitamix)
250 g blueberries (mine were from the freezer)
3 or more seeded dates
optional water or crushed ice (if not using a Vitamix)
a few leaves of malunggay
3-4 leaves of basil
a few leaves of Romaine lettuce
edible flowers for garnish
Irish moss (optional)


1. Blend and enjoy.
2. For the tiny flower with the stem, only eat the petals. The stem tends to be bitter :)


Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Banana Run Baseline Statistics: 3 Years Younger

I'm fixing the index for my recipes so that they could be easily found, and I saw this draft that never got posted!

The Banana Run was a race I signed up for back when I was working in Bangko Sentral! Thanks again to the organizers!

I talked to one of the trainers at the gym.  I was hoping he would
recommend ab crunches to improve my midsection but nooo. He said cardio would get rid of it.

That’s why I am excited we have a 6-month running clinic at work. It’s
called Banana Run and I am super excited. We get a banana each time we
complete a session. And it’s not going to be just runs. We’ll have
calisthenics (with a bit of ab work, so it’s a blessing. Got my wish!).
Some people think doing calisthenics is tougher than the actual run.  I just want those abs!

Since it's not a one time thing, I thought it would be perfect for training
for the zombie run a friend signed me up for. I also have this dress that I
want to wear!  And lastly, (though it ought to be first on my agenda!) I
want to correct my running form. One of the speakers at the launch last
Tuesday said speed comes later. Proper form first!
   - A friend corrected my arm swing, and another corrected how my feet
   land and how I’m supposed to push the foot up so I spring to make longer
   strides, etc. Love all my friends who push me beyond what I think I can
   handle! Iron sharpening iron!

Proverbs 27:17 As *iron sharpens iron*, so one man sharpens another.

and I've been getting advice on how to run. Go running!
I woke up earlier than usual today too!

We got our baseline statistics last Tuesday, and my Real Age is 3 years
younger than my chronological age! The gal doing the orientation said we
ought to aim for 5 years younger. So hopefully, at the end of six months,
I’ll be reporting better muscle composition, and two more years shaved off.
There was also a chance to check the levels of our antioxidants but I
didn’t do that anymore. Hopefully, I’ll get to that again.

I forgot to buy some wakame. I’ll  need to pick some up because I can feel
some sodium cravings coming up!

Thursday, we'll get to see and  hopefully meet Coach Rio.


Monday, April 17, 2017

Alabango smoothie

Kamusta? Here's a smoothie recipe that uses Indian mangoes. I call the recipe Alabango (pronounced Alabang-go) smoothie because the mangoes are sourced from Alabang, Muntinlupa. Their variety is called Indian mango though. These mangoes are soo good, our dog Vaughn (rest in pup-peace) and some of our other pets love to eat them.

These mangoes are green but a few of them are ripe. The texture and smell will clue you in as to their ripeness. 


2 ripe Indian mangoes (I know non-Pinoys will find it weird that I included the word ripe, but it's a must because lots of Pinoy looooove unripe Indian mangoes)

1 papaya

2 bananas

the juice of 3 calamansi

1 coconut (juice and white flesh)

1 sprig basil

a few edible flowers for garnish


1. Blend in a high speed blender.

2. Pout into glasses and garnish with edible flowers


Sunday, April 9, 2017

Composting Ver. 2017

Loved walking around with the grass under my feet. I need to do more of this! #loucorona #4principles

Composted soil broken down

Transferred to ready-to-be-used again mineral water bottles.

Next week:
I'm hoping to
-Plant avocado
-Plant celery

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