I call this an “attempt” because it’s just that, lol! My first time trying to do this vlogging thing. Here’s what I missed an establishing shot, a mic to fight off the wind which one of my YT subbies loving stated, “the wind wouldn’t let us be great”. Yeah that, all of that along with not having my phone camera sideways doing cryo so it would fit the video frame.
Nonetheless, I wanted to be fearless and shameless and share this video with you despite all of that. My vlog game will definitely get better, at this point the only way to go is up. Anywho, I know you’ll love my trainer Jay Johnson his energy, is addictive. His passion for temporary punishment to get you to your goals is contagious. Watch, critique it, laugh at it, and please share it with a friend or a few. If you haven’t already subscribed please do I’d love to kick it with you via video too…smoochies!
Seriously, this is a great green smoothie to start your day! It’s jam packed with major nutrients, enzymes and alkalizing minerals to make you look and feel like a Vibrant Thang’! This smoothie recipe will boost your energy, immunity, and digestion for the day. We’ve got a bit of spinach, which is a great plant-based source of calcium, fiber and omega-3. Kale is fortified with iron, antioxidants, vitamins A, K, C and potassium. Even romaine lettuce, that’s also rich in Vitamin A, folate and magnesium. Two medium sized apples to give us a bit of sweetness to mask the bitterness of the green veggies. Now, if you’re just starting to step into the green smoothie game, add agave or a couple of Medjool dates to sweeten this recipe.
Add ice, if you like nice cold smoothies! I threw in a couple tablespoons of chia seeds to get in even more omega 3.
Load up your blender and blend baby, blend! Having a smoothie at the start of our day, sets the tone for your metabolism throughout the whole day. Blending your favorite dark leafy greens and fruits together allows you to maximum your nutrient intake. Because the food, is raw, blended and not chewed it gives our bodies a chance to really get all the amazing benefits. The vitamins of the fruits and veggies are quickly and easily absorbed by the body then they shoot through our bloodstream. The results are, instant! Over time, committing to this daily life hack will be major. Eating right is great, and even better when we can pull all the nutrients out of the foods we consume. #reallywinning
Find out more about the super science behind what green smoothies can do for you at NutritionFacts.org.
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Seitan is a wheat gluten mock meat. It has about 18 grams of protein per every 3 ounces. The texture is really meat-like. The box in the photos comes in little chunks, but you can also get it in slices. I love stir frying it, adding some bell peppers and spice. Oh, if you’re curious, check out my Seitan Wrap Recipe Video.
Mushrooms, are a perfect meat substitute. They have that chewy and filling feel we associate with meat. Usually, I’ll add this to pasta dishes saute them along with a creamy sauce or marinara. I’ve been to a couple of vegan and vegetarian spots that will have a mushroom burger or fry oyster mushrooms like chicken. It just works so well!
Tofu, has been my go-to meat subby since before I was vegan, when I just dipped and dapped in a meatless dish or two. Half a cup of tofu contains around 10 grams of protein. It doesn’t really have a taste or flavor on it’s own. That makes it the perfect blank canvas for a spice master. It absorbs the flavor of whatever you dress it up with! You can fry it, saute it, or bake it. Try marinating it overnight in your favorite spice or sauce mixture. Then, after a few hours go for it!
Here are a few other vegan friendly meat substitutes…
OMG! One of the hardest things I had to walk away from when I became a vegan was cheese. I loved dairy cheese. Living in Texas, and giving up nachos was no easy feat. Recently, I stumbled across some pretty delicious vegan friendly “cheese” recipes. Sharing is caring, so I’m sharing this easy, but so delish vegan queso recipe with you. All you need is a blender to make it happen, captain!
Before blending soak your cashews in one cup of water for at least an hour. I usually soak mine overnight in the fridge, but an hour will be sufficient too. The soaking step simply ensures the cashews blend up smoothly in the queso. Blend, it up until it’s all smooth. Then, getting to dipping! Having an epic party with friends? Then, just double up on your ingredients to serve a few more people guilt-free vegan queso.
If you love this recipe, remember sharing is caring! Share this recipe with a friend you think that would just love it.
Today, I’m mad crazy happy, I feel sexy and confident. I would’ve never thought it was possible to be this “zen“. The self-awareness game is definitely on a new level. This empowers me to really reflect on my own actions, thoughts, patterns and beliefs. Now I can work through things that have held me back in the past.
I used to I struggle with low energy, depression and anxiety. I was always fatigued. Then, I’d get myself worked up into an emotional tissy at the drop of hat. Something or someone didn’t meet my expectations. Life felt like an emotional roller coaster.
How did I get here?
Through diet and daily rituals.
Eating a vegan diet has transformed my body, but more importantly my mindset. Now, I see myself differently. I have a deeper connection with Trina. My self-image has gone ALL THE WAY UP!
It’s not an E-G-O thing! This is more about learning to honor myself, my body and making conscious choices for my greater good on a moment-by-moment basis. The cool thing about veganism is not feeling locked into calorie counting, or minimizing meals. Imagine guilt-free eating?
There’s a way we can have it ALL. Major energy, revenge-worthy bodies, and crystal clear clarity!
Our diet plays such a huge part of so many parts of our lives. It impacts our energy levels, physical and even emotional health. You can create lasting lifestyle change to take your mind and body to the next level.
Connect with me on a whole new level….
What’s the 411?
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In this first course, I share my personal transition into a vegan lifestyle. I talk to you about how I manage eating out, family gatherings, and grocery shopping. Also, I have 4 full vegan meal recipes.
There will always be a bit of insight about the daily practices that have really helped me find and maintain my joy!
This is 100% online, so you can get access anywhere there’s wi-fi. It is full HD video and audio. Plus, you’ll get a workbook you can use throughout the course to track your progress.
Doesn’t matter if you’re a woman or a man, so many things in our lives pull us away from our inner being, our center, that sacred part of our beings that is separate from society’s labels. It is our higher self, that most pure and powerful part of ourselves.
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Access to Private Facebook Group to ask questions, get support and share your journey
7 Day Vegan Meal Plan
Meditation Practice Journal
Benefit Breakdown: Here’s what you’ll be able to do after taking this course…
Prep and cook simple, yet flavorful plant based meals
Have longer sustained energy throughout your day
Create more joy and balance
Reduce stress in your life
Build body confidence
Get clarity on what’s your next right move
Create mindful relationships
Have better sex
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You are tired of going on “diets“.
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You are over losing weight only to gain it all back.
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Looking for healthy alternatives for your cravings.
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Desire more confidence and swag.
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I created MANIFEST YOUR GAME UP, because one of things I’ve learned about making changes in life is that it’s always easier to maintain positive changes when you have ongoing reinforcement, accountability and a squad of other people around you with the same goals. Together we are building a bond to help you heal your eating habits, your mind and body.
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