Sweet Beets Juice
Two beets including beet greens
A handful of strawberries
1/2 to 1 inch of ginger (adjust to your taste)
2 small lemon wedges
Juice. I like squeezing lemon juice at the end separately
Vegan Mango Lassi
1/2 cup of cashews
1 1/2 cups of water
1 medium frozen bananas
1 handful of mango pieces
2 tsp of raw coconut sugar (optional if mangoes are not sweet enough)
1 pinch of freshly ground cardamom seeds (optional)
Soak Cashews in water for at least one hour
Blend water and cashews until smooth
Add in other ingredients and blend again
Sprinkle some cardamom powder for garnish.
So creamy you won’t miss the dairy!
*I used seeds from one cardamom pod and grinded them in a mortar and pestal. The pod itself was not used. Just the itty bitty seeds. :)
Orange Creamsicle Smoothie
Half a large orange’s segments
Half a large banana
1 cup of coconut milk
A dash of vanilla extract (optional)
Blend and drink. So yummy. :-)
Perfect any morning even if its raining. :)
1 cup of almond milk (vanilla or plain whatever you prefer)
a few mango chunks
a few pineapple chunks
1/2 tsp of turmeric ( a little goes a long way)
Blend. Pour. Drink. Nourish.
It will have a hint of spice but it’s mostly sweet. Probably one of the best smoothie recipes i came up with. :)
Strengthen your back muscles, improve your posture and deep stretch your hip flexors with camel pose. Your body will thank you. Also good variations who can’t do the full pose.
Creamy Chocolate Vegan Milkshake
1/2 cup of cashews
1 and 1/2 cup of water
1 tbs of raw cacao powder
2 tbs of raw coconut sugar
1 pitted date
1 frozen banana
Vitamix on high until thick and creamy. So so good!
Pink Lemonade Chia Seed Drink
I love chia seeds..especially the texture after they are soaked!
And they are great for pre workout drinks.
1 tbs of fresh lemon juice
2 cups of coconut water
2 and 1/2 tbs of chia seeds
1 tbs of favorite sweetner (i use maple syrup or coconut sugar)
1 tsp of beet root powder (makes it a beautiful color plus beet root powder is amazingly good for you)
Pour everything in a mason jar and shake! Soak overnight and sip before morning yoga or whatever workout!
Bow Pose: Dhanurasana
The best benefit is that is stretches most of the body and its a great hip flexor. This pose can be kind of intense and like any yoga pose should be done carefully. Don’t push your limits…only do what you can.
there’s a lot of verbal cues for this. so here’s 2:
1. get your heels away from your butt (that should lift your chest)
2. then get the thighs off the mat
don’t scrunch the lower back and don’t let the knees splay out.
Also makes you feel good during that awful once a month time. immensely good. :)
(Source: farihahxd, via fuckyeahyoga)