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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

Ingredients:

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

Preparation:

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

Ingredients:

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
salt


Preparation:

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




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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Pineapple blueberry green smoothie






Ingredients:


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)

Preparation:


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


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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!
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   - 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. http://bible.cc/proverbs/27-17.htm

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.


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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. 





Ingredients:

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

Instructions:

1. Blend in a high speed blender.

2. Pout into glasses and garnish with edible flowers


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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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