Nutrition Blog

Check here for nutrition Q&A, diet advice, and plenty of healthy snacks! "Our greasted glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall." - Confucius

NEW SITE
Hey yogis! If you haven’t already figured it out, my new site has been rebuilt from the ground up and was launched last Friday! Please stop by and let me know what you think! www.fitbodyclearmind.com 
Also, very cool - if you have facebook, you can comment on my site THROUGH your fb account!!!! Yay! So seriously, stop by and let me know what you think. 

Namaste!
Grace

NEW SITE

Hey yogis! If you haven’t already figured it out, my new site has been rebuilt from the ground up and was launched last Friday! Please stop by and let me know what you think! www.fitbodyclearmind.com 

Also, very cool - if you have facebook, you can comment on my site THROUGH your fb account!!!! Yay! So seriously, stop by and let me know what you think. 

Namaste!

Grace

Monday May 2, 2011


Carrot Juice Floats
Well yogis, I have been a bit of a slacker lately…my apologies. :( The past week had been CRAZY busy for me! I had trainings, photo shoots, meetings, subbing classes on top of my already packed class schedule, and a few unfortunate events. I just wanted to let you know the news letter will going out this week and posting shall resume as scheduled. :)
Moving on; I need to get myself a juice machine! This dessert sounds absolutely delicious plus it’s only two ingredients and takes literally no time at all. How simple is that?! Right? I know. I love easy food! Here’s the break down:
Ingredients:
2 large carrots 
1/4 cup vanilla ice cream

Directions:

Wash the carrots and trim the tops off, then juice using a juice machine. Pour the carrot juice over the ice cream to serve.
Nutrition information:
1 serving
Calories: 128
Total Fat: 3.9 gramsCholesterol: 15 mgSodium: 77 mgTotal Carbs: 22.4 gFiber: 4.3 gProtein: 2.6 g
(recipe found at tenminuterecipes.com)
Thanks so much for stopping by today yogis! Much love and gratitude being sent out to you all for your support during the transition of the site; should be launched in a matter of weeks! :) Enjoy your day!
Namaste,
Grace

Carrot Juice Floats

Well yogis, I have been a bit of a slacker lately…my apologies. :( The past week had been CRAZY busy for me! I had trainings, photo shoots, meetings, subbing classes on top of my already packed class schedule, and a few unfortunate events. I just wanted to let you know the news letter will going out this week and posting shall resume as scheduled. :)

Moving on; I need to get myself a juice machine! This dessert sounds absolutely delicious plus it’s only two ingredients and takes literally no time at all. How simple is that?! Right? I know. I love easy food! Here’s the break down:

Ingredients:

  • 2 large carrots
  • 1/4 cup vanilla ice cream


Directions:

Wash the carrots and trim the tops off, then juice using a juice machine. Pour the carrot juice over the ice cream to serve.

Nutrition information:

1 serving

Calories: 128

Total Fat: 3.9 grams
Cholesterol: 15 mg
Sodium: 77 mg
Total Carbs: 22.4 g
Fiber: 4.3 g
Protein: 2.6 g

(recipe found at tenminuterecipes.com)

Thanks so much for stopping by today yogis! Much love and gratitude being sent out to you all for your support during the transition of the site; should be launched in a matter of weeks! :) Enjoy your day!

Namaste,

Grace

Monday April 25, 2011


Fruity Oatmeal
Good afternoon yogis! I know I am sharing a stereo typical breakfast favorite, but I would eat breakfast food anytime of the day and feel that this particular category should not be limited to a few hours early in the day. I am a lover of breakfast food, as well as fruit. So much that if I could successfully achieve all of my daily nutrients from fruit, it would be all that I ever ate. Today I present to you a combination of my two loves - fruity oatmeal!
This meal is great because it is incredibly delicious, filling, and full of so many nutrients that it’s not even funny. You are getting potassium, vitamin c, protein, calcium, and plenty of antioxidants - and that’s just naming a few of the great benefits! Let’s go ahead and get started with the break down of what you will need:
Ingredients:
dry oat meal
milk
banana
strawberries
walnuts
yogurt
cinnamon
Watch the video for the directions and if you have any questions, don’t be afraid to shoot em my way! Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the day!Namaste,Grace

Fruity Oatmeal

Good afternoon yogis! I know I am sharing a stereo typical breakfast favorite, but I would eat breakfast food anytime of the day and feel that this particular category should not be limited to a few hours early in the day. I am a lover of breakfast food, as well as fruit. So much that if I could successfully achieve all of my daily nutrients from fruit, it would be all that I ever ate. Today I present to you a combination of my two loves - fruity oatmeal!

This meal is great because it is incredibly delicious, filling, and full of so many nutrients that it’s not even funny. You are getting potassium, vitamin c, protein, calcium, and plenty of antioxidants - and that’s just naming a few of the great benefits! Let’s go ahead and get started with the break down of what you will need:

Ingredients:

  • dry oat meal
  • milk
  • banana
  • strawberries
  • walnuts
  • yogurt
  • cinnamon

Watch the video for the directions and if you have any questions, don’t be afraid to shoot em my way! Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the day!

Namaste,
Grace

Saturday April 16, 2011


Zucchini Nut Bread

Good Morning; today I’ve got a great recipe for you! I am not vegan, I’m not even vegetarian - but I do try to eat very minimal meat and lately I have been lowering my intake of animal products as a whole. My goal is to make one of my meals per day completely vegan, all plant based fuel. Welcome the weekend with this vegan friendly (completely awesome) zucchini nut bread! Yum! Easy to make and versatile in form - could be loaf or muffins. Here is the break down for the recipe:

INGREDIENTS

  •  
    • 2 onions, finely chopped
    • 4 T olive oil
    • 1 clove of garlic, crushed
    • 1/2 t cumin seeds
    • 1 t ground coriander
    • 1 t fresh, grated ginger
    • 2 lb / 900 g zucchini, diced
    • 3/4 cup chopped almonds
    • 3/4 cup chopped walnuts
    • 3/4 cup oatmeal
    • 1/3 cup coconut milk
    • 1/2 cup dried flaked coconut
    • 1 t salt
    • Pepper to taste


METHOD

Preheat the oven to 400F/205C.

Gently saute the onions in 3 T of the olive oil. Add the garlic, cumin, coriander and ginger and cook for 30 seconds, stirring well.

In a separate pan, cook the zucchini in the remaining oil until just brown. Combine the onion mixture, zucchini and remaining ingredients. Press the mixture into an oiled ovenproof dish and bake for 30 minutes.

Serve with a large salad of mixed greens.

(recipe found at veganfood.net)

Hope you enjoyed your zucchini nut bread and have a great weekend!

Namaste,
Grace

P.S. Keep voting!!!

Friday April 8, 2011


Gluten - What is the big deal?

Greetings yogis! So yesterday I had a discussion with a friend about the gluten levels of pasta in America vs the gluten levels of pasta in Europe - the difference was incredible! Not knowing much about gluten, I wanted to explore a bit more. I originally tried to find some information on the topic of gluten levels in US food vs Europe, but then I found this video. I thought it was interesting and decided to share it with you guys.

Please notice the photo at 1:22…it is hilarious. Other than that, it is an overall very interesting video. Thanks so much for stopping by and enjoy the weekend!

Namaste,

Grace

P.S. Keep voting!!!