Yoga+Music {notquite365} – Roomful of Smoke by Leslie and The Badgers — Recipe Edition!

It’s Tuesday and that means the Recipe Edition!


As you many of you know, I have not indulged in sugar, dairy, soy, gluten, vinegars, and stimulants for two weeks now. The only thing that I’m really missing is dairy. Not to worry though, my beloved dairy and I will be reunited mid February and I look forward to it.

So many people have been sending me recipes for me to try. Today’s came from my favorite TGBTS guest poster, Vanessa from The Beet Goes On. She found it on Bay Area Bites and thought it might be tasty.

Boy, is that an understatement.

My sweetheart thought this was delicious and he claims to hate dates. So don’t let the dates in it put you off. It honestly tastes like a milk shake – a sweet, creamy, almond-y, almost caramel milk shake.


Vanilla-Date Smoothie from Bay Area Bites
Adapted from the Bon Appétit Test Kitchen

Serves: 2 if you are in the mood for sharing {or one in a pint glass}


1 ½ cups Pacific Natural Foods almond milk (Original flavor)
4 pitted Medjool dates
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
10-12 ice cubes (a few big handfuls)
Sprinkle of cinnamon (optional)

Blend everything together until smooth.

Drink and wish you had more.


What about you?

Do you have any secret no-gluten {sugar/dairy} foods you love?

Do you have any recipes to share?


Today’s yoga brought to you by  Madeleine’s Gentle class.

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Yoga+Music(notquite365) Grace by Jeff Buckley – Recipe Edition!

It’s Tuesday! And that means the Recipe Edition! 

Each Tuesday I will share an easy, nutritious recipe so you can join me in the home-cooked self-care. 

Confession: Green Smoothies strike fear in my heart.

A green smoothie?

I know, I wondered the same thing.

From what I gathered, it is different kinds of fruit AND vegetables tossed in the blender together to make a super-duper healthy concoction.

The vegetables (spinach, kale, chard) give the smoothie its green hue.

That’s the part that (until very recently) made me gag.

Who wants to drink their vegetables?

I’m not sure that I did, but since my Lame Food Confession I have been on a quest to get more into my body.

Sooooooo, here’s today’s recipe.

Berry Blast

  1. 1 cup raspberries
  2. 1 cup blueberries
  3. 1 apple
  4. 3 big handfuls of baby spinach
  5. 2 cups of water

Blend until smooth, and enjoy!

my trusty 2 speed blender


berries and apple


into the glass blender



Recipe courtesy of Green Smoothie Challenge brought to me by Amanda at Urban Almanac.

What are your favorite sneaky ways to trick yourself into eating more fruits and vegetables? Share your tricks and recipes and you may find yourself featured here.


Today’s yoga brought to you by Madeleine at It’s All Yoga.

Today’s music is Grace by Jeff Buckley.

Yoga+Music365 (day47) – Three Feet High and Rising by De La Soul-Recipe Edition!

Each Tuesday I’ll share an easy, nutritious recipe so you can join me in the home-cooked self-care.

Today’s recipe is for the basic smoothie. I know, everyone has their favorite already called Jamba Juice, but I’m here to advocate making your own at home. By making it at home, you can determine the quality of ingredients and figure out your own “boosts” to add.

I use the blender my parents got as a wedding present in 1965 to blend mine. It’s got a glass container and two speeds – slow and fast. Nothing fancy.

Instead of using ice, I use organic frozen fruit. I prefer berries, but peaches and pineapple sometimes make their way in too. During the summer when I’m are hiding from the neighbors because I just can’t eat any more of their homegrown fruit (just kidding!), I’ll toss an ice-cube or two in with it too.

My base consists of plain or vanilla organic yogurt, organic milk or rice milk.

To sweeten, I’ll use a bit of local honey.

My boost of choice? UDO’s Oil 3-6-9 Blend “a certified organic blend of guaranteed GMO-free, unrefined edible oils. This unique blend delivers a reliable source of the omega 3 and omega 6 essential fatty acids that are essential to life, and includes the omega 9 fatty acids.”

Blend for 5 minutes. Pour into a travel mug and leave for work.

The addition of the oil helps make this smoothie a meal replacement. It keeps me full until lunch.

Please let me know if you made the recipe and what you think. Please share your favorite recipes!


Today’s yoga brought to you by Madeleine’s Gentle Yoga at It’s All Yoga.

Today’s music is Three Feet High and Rising by De La Soul.


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I’m teaching 3/5/10 – so mark your calendar.

For the month of February, I’m teaching a Level 1/2 on Mondays at 5:45. Come join me.