Thursday, February 26, 2015

Maca Power Smoothie

I have a problem...I'm addicted to buying and trying new supplements...I love researching new things that others have had success with & give them a shot myself. The two most recent I've gotten are gelatinized maca powder & gelatin. Maca is really good for stamina, balancing hormones (what woman doesn't need this) & has a delicious butterscotch taste. Gelatin is great for strengthening hair, nails & teeth, good for joint health & mixes well into smoothies.  Those are just a few of the things I really like about each one-tons of other fantastic properties!  So without further ado, I present my most recent smoothie concoction:

Maca Power Smoothie 

1 cup almond milk-more or less to desired consistency
1/2 cup frozen blueberries 
1/4 frozen banana 
Handful of spinach 
1 tsp maca powder (I use Terrasoul geletanized Maca Powder
1 tsp cinnamon 

Place all ingredients in a blender (I use my magic bullet)  & blend until smooth! I like to add the powders last so they get really well blended. Sometimes I add in some gluten free oats as well! 

Great pre or post workout smoothie! 

Friday, January 30, 2015


Every morning on my way to work, I've made a habit of praying out loud. I understand I may look like a crazy person; sitting at stoplights & seemingly talking to no one...but I'm okay with that. This time gives me the opportunity to pour out my heart to my Creator & is the best way to start off my day. Although I will admit there are times I am breifly interrupted by a bout of acute road rage...I then check myself & proceed. These morning chats with the Lord have brought amazing insight & perspective. Especially when I don't feel like praying & would rather just blast 95.7 & let my mind wander. Those are the mornings I need this quiet time the most. My commute is one of the only times I really have to just rest & days tend to run from one to the next with little downtime. I keep myself extremely busy; literally going nonstop. I find some free time & quickly fill it with activity before I even realize it. This becomes extremely draining. The times in the morning, although brief, have been therapeutic & necessary for my soul. I never really understood the grand importance of rest. But now, more then ever, I crave it & feel satisfied in it. The Lord desires rest for my soul & I welcome every moment, however brief it may be.