Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Warm N Green.

Today is undeniably beautiful out here in Chicago which can only mean that it's most likely undeniably beautiful out everywhere else in the United States. Chicago is usually last at getting the great forecasts. :)

But with the warmer temperatures excitedly peaking around the corner, I cannot keep my mindful wheels from turning about one subject: breakfast.

Warmer temperatures mean fun, exotic fruits here in the Midwest. Papaya, mango, coconut, all the vibrant colors that turn a morning smoothie into a wannabe frozen cocktail on white sand beaches.  For your body's sake, breakfast should be kept light. Your body will naturally be cleansing itself in the morning, much like what one would do when they shower. It gets you ready for a day of nourishment by removing what toxic waste (yes, exactly what you're thinking of) it can so that it can just eat up vitamins and minerals throughout the day. So, when you wake up and when you get hungry (which is your body's way of telling you its ready), you want to think:

BLENDED! = easy digestion.
LIGHT! = easy digestion and won't drag you down.
FRESH! = leafy green, fruit.
SIMPLE! = easy digestion, water-based, most efficient.

Get playful with this too! Throw in some fun stuff! Mix and match with what you've got and see what you like the most. Always include:

GREENS! = 70% of entire smoothie, spinach, kale, romaine, could add watercress as a spicy/tangy addition.
FRUIT! = just for sweetness.
LEMON or LIME! = juice of half or 1 whole, the digestive enzymes in these tart little wonders will be of great assistance to your body when its working to take in all of those nutrients most efficiently.

So, here's to waking up and to sunshine. Happy Wednesday!

Monday, February 27, 2012

The Bottom Line

Health is so simple. It is simple because it is only one step at a time. Simply put, there is no other way to get to healthy but by taking one step and one step towards it. And you're always moving in health! Just like your body, your health just never rests. Health is even so kind that it only asks for one step at a time.  Simple and possible, each step gives health the ability to reward greatly.

Thanks, Health! Haha.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Calling All Creatives.

I think being creative is a great thing. It makes me, for one, feel alive and a little more unique than I actually am in this big, beautiful world.

I am on a JOURNEY. I have no idea when it all started, but for a couple years now I have had the hottest fire under my you-know-what to just get out there and create. Stop reading good recipes, make them. Stop buying things other people make and make them myself. Get out there and DO and love every minute of it.

So that's what I have been doing! I am a passionate, health-inspired sweet-toothed craft-making fashion-icon-wannabe who loves to love and to live life until it comes bubbling over the rims like fresh popcorn. Now, let's learn and have some fun.