Tuesday, February 3, 2009


Life is full of adjustments. New jobs, new baby, new love, new way of eating-lifestyle changes in general, that is what keeps the universe in constant flow and gives way to our creativity. I love change I thrive on and in it. I recently spoke with a lovely lady who happens to be a Bikram Yoga instructor at Birkram Yoga Las Vegas, she was eating an all raw/live diet for a few days and teaching yoga. She told me she felt weak and had a drastic low in energy while on the raw diet. After a conversation with her, her and I both realized she was not getting enough calories in her body for the amount of calories she was burning. Each of us burns a different amount of calories depending on our activity and body type. Simple carbohydrates like fruit, bananas, mangoes, watermelon, etc. are the best way to get enough calories into your diet.

I like to drink a green smoothie made with 60-70% organic fruit, 4 bananas, and 30-40% greens, spinach, kale, celery, collard greens, for the first meal I partake of in the day. The fruits insure I get enough calories to get off and going for the day and vitamins and the greens give my body the minerals and sodium for repair and replacement. Leafy Greens are a great source of protein for the body and yet they have very little calorie content. While bananas and mangoes have the calories to help your body stay active. Both are essential for the body and work perfectly together.

Here is a little nutritional information from Nutridiary about kale, romaine, bananas, and mangoes
1 cup chopped Kale:
Amounts per 67g
Calories 33.5
Calories From Fat 3.5
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.5g
Saturated Fat 0.1g 3%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 28.8mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 6.7g
Dietary Fiber 1.3g
Sugars 0g 3%
Protein 2.2g 7%
Vitamin A 206% Vitamin C 134%
Calcium 9% Iron 6%

1/2 cup shredded Romaine leaves

Amounts per 28g
Calories 4.8
Calories From Fat 0.6
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.1g
Saturated Fat 0g 1%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 2.2mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 0.9g
Dietary Fiber 0.6g
Sugars 0.3g 0%
Protein 0.3g 1%
Vitamin A 33% Vitamin C 11%
Calcium 1% Iron 2%

1 cup sliced Bananas
Amounts per 150g
Calories 133.5
Calories From Fat 4
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.5g
Saturated Fat 0.2g 4%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 1.5mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 34.3g
Dietary Fiber 3.9g
Sugars 18.3g 14%
Protein 1.6g 5%
Vitamin A 2% Vitamin C 22%
Calcium 1% Iron 2%

1 cup sliced Mangoes
Amounts per 165g
Calories 107.2
Calories From Fat 3.6
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.4g
Saturated Fat 0.1g 3%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 3.3mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 28g
Dietary Fiber 3g
Sugars 24.4g 11%
Protein 0.8g 3%
Vitamin A 25% Vitamin C 76%
Calcium 2% Iron 1%

Bottom line if you are entering a new lifestyle such as a Whole Fresh Living Lifestyle you CAN succeed if it is really something you want. This is your body and your process and you are not alone we are all connected and if or when you need help there are is always others who have been there, done that and are always ready to lend a creative tip or suggestion.

When you are frustrated or feeling lost sit down a minute, take a deep breathe and remember you have all the creativity you need to succeed. Remind yourself that the answers with show up and create a possibility happening. You will always be there for you and all the answers are within you, you can just relax and allow it to happen.

All is well and I am here for your success too!
In peace and wellness,

ENJOY a bit O' Chowder to success:

Bowl O' Chowder
by Darlene

1 cup of cashews blended with 1 cup young coconut water
1/2 cup of young coconut meat
2-5 cloves of garlic
1/4 cup whole dulse
3 celery stalks
piece of onion
2 TB lemon juice
hot pepper if desire to taste
1 TB honey, Agave, dates, etc
sea salt if you like or more dulse or kelp powder

Blend well
Now you can add avocado, chopped carrots, mushrooms, and/or any other veggies you desire


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