This may not sound so appetizing, but I promise it is addicting!!
Taken from my website, http://charskitchen.blogspot.com/
Added by Charlene Tomlinson on April 30, 2010 at 8:39am —
||The importance of choosing nutrient-rich, whole foods and proper exercise is the emphasis of the Thrive Diet.
But for a moment, let’s take a step back to recognize that there are other factors to consider when seeking a balanced and truly healthy lifestyle. Brendan offers the following tips to ensure that the pursuit of health isn’t limited to food…
Added by Jill on April 30, 2010 at 5:30am —
It's so awesome to see the different articles on how people are going to plant trees to celebrate Arbor Day. I went to visit the Arbor Day Organization
website to get educated and it's so cool. There are so many ways to get involved and/or celebrate. Check it out.
We held off planting our basil and re-potting our mini roses just for tomorrow. We'll have two different kinds of Basil. We can't wait for when it's bloomed and we can use our… Continue
Added by Jeri Taira on April 29, 2010 at 10:50pm —
To today I broke down and got a vita-mix with free shipping (up to 25$) I did not get the dry-blade container and instead opted to spend a lot less and get a good coffee grinder.
I picked up my coconut oil, medium heath and medium high, this is rare for me because I have not owned any oils for a very long time. I am still hunting down hemp oil and seed but will most likely have to get them online.
70$ in fresh produce to add to what I already have. When picking up my… Continue
Added by Burton on April 29, 2010 at 5:47pm —
Going green isn't a choice - it's a matter of obligation. We owe it to the earth, to each other, and to our children to save, protect, and care for the earth. Caring for our bodies can care for the earth. I reduce my impact by using Vega Whole Food Optimizer for breakfast. Not only does it achieve my health and fitness goals, it keeps me full, and replaces my cereal a day habit (which as we know creates more impact on the earth than a Vega breakfast). More importantly, I teach good habits to my… Continue
Added by Annie on April 29, 2010 at 5:38pm —
History: I have been a vegan athlete for 9 years now, my sport of choice is an aggressive style of climbing called bouldering where powerful movements over a short length without a rope is required to succeed. Currently heavy training takes me 48 to 72 hours to full recover, and delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) is always a problem.
A standard climbing day consists of 30-45 minutes of warming up and stretching, followed by 2 hours of bouldering at my max level of climbing focusing… Continue
Added by Burton on April 28, 2010 at 2:38pm —
Monday- Today was painful. We started off with some of Greg M.’s conditioning which to say the least was not fun! Tons of exercises that make your legs feel like jello. After conditioning we went into thai work. We loosened up with 2 rounds of shadow boxing, 9 rounds of partner work, and 4 rounds of bag work. I spent the rest of the afternoon doing school work and eating several small meals. Right after training I had a recovery drink (mainly carbs), an hour later I had my vega whole food… Continue
Added by Jaffer Panezai on April 26, 2010 at 7:39pm —
I feel so blessed to have such fantastic, supportive friends and family. I’m definitely very new to this raw food lifestyle and I know this is just the beginning of a wonderful… Continue
Added by Lisa on April 26, 2010 at 6:59pm —
There’s something about the simple crunchiness of granola that makes it delicious. While it is tasty, what I love most about this granola is that it’s a true “performance recipe”. I plan to take it along on my first hike of the spring season, which will hopefully happen this weekend. What a great power food - to gear up for lots of spring… Continue
Added by Jill on April 26, 2010 at 5:30am —
Get inspiration and knowledge while you exercise!
A few months ago I discovered www.philosophersnotes.com
These notes rock! Brian Johnson, the creator, read 100 self-improvement books and took the big ideas from each and developed an mp3 file (about 20min.) and a 6 page pdf file for each book. Brendan's Thrive book is one of the 100 books.
I listen to the mp3 files when I run or walk and share some of the big ideas in my yoga… Continue
Added by Tania Frechette on April 25, 2010 at 6:23pm —
I'm sick and tired of being sick and tired.....I have some of the Vega Health Optimizer mix. I'm to the point of doing just the smoothies for a while. I'm 5' tall and 175 pounds....I've lost 26 pounds so far just eating less, but I've been more sick the last couple months than probably my whole life. I'm to the point that I forget what it's like to be healthy. It might do my body some good. Have anything else to suggest??
Added by Erika on April 24, 2010 at 10:24pm —
This month I will hanging my pants to dry. We have limited space in our basement apartment to hang all of our laundry, so for now, this is what I can do. The ultimate goal is to own a house with a backyard so that we can hang ALL our laundry outside to dry! My partner is committing to picking up one piece of trash each time he walks the dog (up to three times a day) and disposing of it in the trash, where it belongs (or recycling depending on what he picks up). We are excited for this… Continue
Added by Natalie Tryon on April 24, 2010 at 7:47am —
I write a vegan, mostly raw food blog (http://charskitchen.blogspot.com/) This is a recent smoothie post I made using Vega Natural Wholefood Health Optimizer:
mmmmmmyyyy taste buds are siiiiinging!! Who doesn't love a creamsicle? I mean really. And to top it off, now you have the option of making it into a healthy smoothie! I re-fueled after a run with this. So… Continue
Added by Charlene Tomlinson on April 23, 2010 at 5:41pm —
This is a simple salad recipe that I've been taking to work this week. In the "Leafy Greens" discussion, Jay mentioned that my kale and quinoa salad reminded him of tabbouleh. So, I decided to play with that idea. Here's what I came up with:
6-7 kale leaves
1 very large handful of parsley
1 small handful of mint
1/4 cup chopped cucumber
1/4 cup sprouted beans (chickpeas,… Continue
Added by Lisa on April 23, 2010 at 4:18pm —
Here at Sequel, we have many invaluable and appreciated Vega community members. These people are a huge asset to our team, helping to spread the word about the wonders of Vega products.
In order to recognize outstanding community… Continue
Added by Jill on April 23, 2010 at 5:30am —
I set up a killer program I'm going to follow for the next 10-12 weeks for this 'phase' of the journey. I'm getting amazing results so I thought I'ld share with Vega Community for some that may be needing an Idea of how to plan a day of exercise and diet. I'ld also invite some input to maybe improve the program for the next phase.
6:00 am) Rise and shine? Have a serving of VSPO with 500ml H2O.
6:30 am) 45-60 min. of core strengthening. A routine I put together with the… Continue
Added by Jay Crawford on April 22, 2010 at 7:18pm —
Today, April 22nd, marks the 40th Earth Day - the annual event which raises awareness of the need to treat our planet with care. Vega’s April Thrive Challenge is based on celebrating… Continue
Added by Jill on April 22, 2010 at 12:15pm —
A warm rain during a run…that’s a good kind of rain. A cold rain while wrapped up on the couch huddled under blankets…a wonderful kind of rain. A freezing rain with wind while riding in the mountains and still needing to conquer a 10-mile descent with uncontrollable shivering…the worst kind of rain.…
Added by Kate Pallardy on April 21, 2010 at 9:00am —
I was at a friend's house the other day and I had a mini epiphany. I had helped her rehabilitate from an injury she sustained over a year ago. She continued training with me, but despite 'following' my nutrition advice, had not lost weight.
When I came over, it was about 8:30 at night, and she was polishing off a snapple before her dinner. I asked her whey she didnt' have rice in here while her fiance did. Her response was "you told me not have cabrs this late". I was quick to remind… Continue
Added by Sam Cornell on April 21, 2010 at 6:20am —
Lately, I'm having such a blast sprouting. Quinoa, chickpeas, mung beans...all some of my favourites right now. The chickpeas currently sprouting in my kitchen are going to become a Sprouted Hummus. I can't wait to play with that recipe! Fortunately, there are also some amazing sprouting companies in the Toronto area (e.g., Kind Organics
, Sprouts for Life
) from which you can conveniently buy fresh, tasty… Continue
Added by Lisa on April 20, 2010 at 4:46pm —