January 8, 2014


if our bodies are mere vessels for our spirit, then how we treat them matters. lately, i have been giving myself daily affirmations and have allowed a gentle opening of space to devote to working out my body, each and every day. it has been so empowering and surreal giving myself strength when i've felt so weak, and working through my negative thinking defaults through pure and salty sweat. each day i leave the gym, i feel a sweet wind move through my lungs and my entire outlook shifts. perhaps that's where all the work really comes from anyway, shifting old habits and replacing them with new ones.

when i get home from the gym, the first thing i love to make are simple smoothies. sometimes i add leafy greens, other times honey, sometimes a handful of almonds or frozen berries or agave. this particular one was made with PB2 which you can find at most local health food stores (i absolutely love it, steve, not so much). if you are in the "not so much" category ~ simply add your own favorite nut butter.


rice milk 
half or whole banana
handful of blackberries
greek yogurt (any flavor)
 2 large tablespoons of PB2 peanut butter
1 scoop whey protein
chia seeds (optional)

in a blender, mix together all ingredients until well blended. top with chia seeds and enjoy


  1. Well yum, I love your mix!
    I start each and every day with a green smoothie. I use apples, pears, bananas, and kale. Add a bit of almond milk and quality apple juice, then a scoop of berry flavored Vega (plant base protein powder I buy at Whole Foods). My body craves it!

  2. You've inspired me to start treating myself better, and nourish my body better! This looks so pretty AND relish!