Posts tagged protein
Earth Candy- Sourcing Natural Ingredients, Health Benefits

As you many of you already know life simply inspires me. Living in LA can be incredible at the same time time while becoming an entrepreneur in the fitness/ wellness industry it can be taxing, having to re-center myself daily while going back to nature’s source for daily Inspo. From colors to textures, traveling, fitness and natural remedies. I love having a cabinet full of yummy go to’s in my kitchen that reminds me of our roots, literally lol. Having natural products you can throw on just about anything to spice things up.

Being in my 30’s Im always trying to take the best care of myself and starting within. Life as a personal trainer and blogger can be really physically demanding. From really early mornings to engaging my mind and body in my work. The backend which not many see is another beast. From programming, studying, creating and training it’s a mental game and being alert and focused can really dictate my success.

Turmeric has scientifically proven health benefits. From preventing Alzheimer’s and Cancer. It’s a potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant and may also help improve symptoms of depression and arthritis. Maca powder known to boost and improve energy while reducing blood pressure and fighting free radicals. Figs which are good source of fibre and calcium while also helps with lowering cholesterol and blood sugar levels and blueberries being the king of antioxidant helps protect cells from damage caused by free radicals. Cacao Nibs not only add’s that delicious chocolaty taste and crunchy texture but again packed with antioxidants, magnesium and. natural source that act’s as a mood enhancer. Of course we can’t forget Açaí Berries another source of antioxidants used the base. I used Sambazon Acai frozen individual packets ready to blend with your favorite fruits and veggies.

Next time you’re at the supermarket make sure to stock up on healthy go to’s that you can use interchangeably in your recipes. It’s always fun to discover new things while getting all the benefits!


Nourishing Your Life - Finding Balance In Your Kitchen

Having come from a background of modeling where my weight and measurements would dictate my success and eventually happiness. The relationship I had with food is not one which you would ever consider balanced until recently that is. It’s nearing a year now since I made the decision to start studying sports medicine which lead me to pulling back from modeling. By doing this it gave me a safe place and rather permission to evolve mentally, spiritually and to physically take on a new form. I knew if really wanted to put on muscle I would have to do it on my own terms. Now weighing heavier and appearing more toned my energy has drastically improved along with the physical capabilities I’ve adapted too. Im not an athlete by sport but rather one that takes on physical demands. It wasn’t long after studying I realized I could train, nourish and recover like one.

Food is such an important component to athletic performance. It’s also the driving source to any energy we exude. It dictates our emotional state to physical capabilities.

One of my go to meals shown in the photo above not only because of the simplicity in preparation and clean taste but also because of how easy it is to digest; cod, broccolini and quinoa. Cod is one of my favorite fish to eat. Not only because of the mild taste and meaty texture, it contains essential vitamins and minerals while low in mercury and relatively high in Omega- 3 fatty acids. High in protein and low in fat. Personally I have better experience digesting broccolini rather than traditional broccoli. It’s one of those vegetables that expend in your stomach and if your sensitive may feel bloating while others have no symptoms. It’s mild, has a sweet earthy taste and packed with vitamins and minerals. Quinoa, gluten free, high in protein and fibre. It also contains sufficient amounts of all 9 essential amino acids along.

We should all strive to find balance in our lives for that is where we can find joy in the simple things


Dragon Fruit- Superfood Spotlight

With it’s bold bright pink color and being a mix of flavor between a kiwi and pear what’s not to love about a dragon Fruit smoothie bowl?! Im always looking for ways to brighten up my day’s. Working long hours, normally a 16 hour day and training both my clients and self food is my fuel! Packed with antioxidants , fibre and tons of vitamins Dragon Fruit is similar to Acai. You can always add protein to the mix. I like adding isolated whey. It’s refined and has more of the fats and lactose carbs removed and has a higher protein percentage which is absorbed more quickly!

Here’s what you”ll need;

  1. 1 frozen pack of Pitaya Plus organic dragon fruit

  2. 1/2 frozen banana

  3. 1 cup almond milk (add more for desired consistency) Watching those calories? Substitute with water.

  4. Ice

  5. 1 scoop isolated whey protein powder

Now blend everything together!

Here’s the fun part, TOPPINGS!!

  • Organic hemp seeds

  • Organic blackberries

  • Organic gogi berries

  • Organic almond butter

How are you going to fuel your day’s?


Say yes to nature's CHOCOLATE!

Hey guys! I wanted to share one of my favorite protein bowls with you, loaded with flavor, crunch and … CHOCOLATE! It’s easy to make and so much fun. Once you have all the ingredients you’ll be able to custom design your own bowls or interchangeably use them for cooking and baking.

We all heard ab’s require work…well they do! A healthy and consistent diet along with regular sweat sessions at the gym focusing on core strength and conditioning. If you’re like me and love food and life then finding the right post workout snacks that do most of the work are key.

Here’s what you’ll need!

  1. Chocolate protein powder, I prefer isolated Whey protein but feel free to use what you’re comfortable with. If you have any questions about picking protein feel free to send me an email. I would love to help you out.

  2. 1/2 frozen banana

  3. Ice

  4. 1 cup almond milk, or coconut water. Cutting back on calories? Feel free to use some filtered water.

  5. 1 cup frozen mango’s…. yes! Mango’s it will help thicken your mixture. If you’re not into into throw in a whole frozen banana…. feeling wild, add some frozen berries.

  6. I wanted to share with you something that I add to my post workout smoothies, Glutamine. Glutamine is an important amino acid and is a building block of protein. It will help you with muscle recovery reducing potential soreness along with lean muscle mass. Make sure you do research before taking any supplement to make sure it’s right for you. And do your research on brands and dosage.

    And Vou La, now blend together!

    Here’s the fun part, TOPPINGS!

  1. Sweetened Cacao Nibs, if you’re new to nibs here’s the inside scoop. It’s nature’s dark chocolate chips, contains antioxidants and wait better yet… Drum roll please, for 1 tsp it’s 25 calories and 1.5g of fat!! Not into sweetened… you’re brave, opt for the unsweetened nibs.

  2. Unsweetened Carob Chips… Not familiar with them? First things first, for 1 tbsp it’s 70 calories and 3.5 grams of fat and 8 carbs. Carob chips are made from the pod of the carob tree, a small Mediterranean shrub.

  3. Toasted coconut flakes. I buy them raw and toast them myself.

  4. Toasted Almond slices. Again I toast my own. Make sure to keep your eye on them… they toast quickly!

Im so excited for you guys to get creative and have some fun with healthy food. I would love to see what you create, please snap a pic and send it my way!