A lesson I learned the tough way, is always bring little snacks to work or on the go, to eat through out the day. A while back, I would eat one meal throughout an 8-10 hour work day, as well as drinking a bunch of coffee. With little energy throughout the day, I would then come home exhausted and just zone out on the couch.
Since, I’ve come to respect my body more and value my energy, as well as understanding that being more attentive and on the peak of my game is being respectful to each client who sits in my chair.
In any given day, I will have my lunch with me, as well as two snacks plus an energy bar or some almonds stashed away for emergencies. Below are some of my favorite quick and inexpensive go-to (and to-go) snacks.
Whole Wheat Toast + Drizzle Red Pepper Olive Oil + Sea Salt +Avocado
I like to call the Pitya bowl, the sister of the Acai Bowl. Pitya, originally came from South America and was bought over to Asia where it is now commonly called Dragon Fruit. It has many benefits and is a quick and easy bowl to make for breakfast as well as a fast dinner after an evening gym session. Pack it with some extra protein by adding a dollop of peanut butter or almond butter. One of the reasons I love Pitya is for its bright pink hue.. Filled with antioxidents, it goes to work strengthening the immune system and the fiber fills us up, aiding in digestion for a healthy tummy. Vitamin C brightens the skin, improving the elasticity for a youthful glow and Vitamin B also in Pitya increases healthy hair growth. Whichever time of day you decide to enjoy this bowl, know that you are doing something good for your body. My favorite way to enjoy this bowl can be found in the recipe below.
1/4 C. Silk PureAlmond All-Natural Unsweetened Almond Milk
1/4 C. Slivered Almonds
1 Tsp. Unsweetened Coconut Flakes
1 Tsp. Ground Flax Seed
2 Tbs. Almond Butter
In a blender or smoothie maker, combine Pitya, banana and almond milk. Blend up to a thick consistency adding a teeny bit of extra almond milk if needed. Spoon mixture into a bowl and top with almonds, coconut flakes, flax seed and almond butter. Enjoy!
Purify and detoxify your body by starting your morning with a hot lemon water. Its a nice way to start your day as it is energizing and mood enhancing. I like to use organic lemons for this so that it is free of pesticides. It aids your body in digestion which is wonderful to kickstart first thing in the a.m. It awakens the liver to start removing toxins, healing the body and boosting the immune system. Vitamin C goes to work brightening the skin as well as fighting wrinkles with added antioxidants. Heal your body from the inside out with this quick and natural remedy.