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I must admit that I am a regular shopper at Whole Foods. Not only do they have amazing nutritional options, but also they offer free classes and goodies throughout the calendar year. Check out the Whole Foods site and search by location to see what is offered!
Some examples (but are not limited to these two) include (from the Pinecrest location in Miami,FL):
Whole Foods Market and Corpo Yoga Studio of Downtown Dadeland have joined forces for the second year to help Whole Foodies get fit for Summer. Revisit those New Year’s resolutions by reigniting quests for healthy living! Now through August 15, each time you spend $100 in one (1) check-out at the Whole Foods Market Pinecrest store, you will receive a Free Yoga Class Voucher to be redeemed at Corpo Yoga Studio, located at 9030 Southwest 72nd Court, Miami, FL 33156 ($18 value). Exclusive to the Pinecrest store. See store for official rules.
8:00 PM – 9:30 PM | FREE
Pinecrest Fitness (located at 9549 S Dixie Hwy, Miami, FL 33156)
Free and open to the public. Pinecrest Fitness, a unique, boutique-style gym, has been serving the Pinecrest community for the past 13 years. Owner, Mike Estevez, an advocate of plant-strong™ living, will be hosting a Forks Over Knives movie screening at the gym. This life-changing documentary follows patients suffering from chronic conditions as they take on a whole food, plant-based diet. The film features interviews from Dr. Campbell and Dr. Esselstyn, renowned pioneers in research and practice of plant-based lifestyles. Whole Foods Market will be onsite providing healthy food samples and answering questions. Seating is limited, reservations are encouraged. To RSVP, or for more information, please contact Pinecrest Fitness at (305) 233-4896.
Don’t forget to pencil these activities in!
A new drink is in town at Starbucks. They are introducing a Refreshers Drink: Very Berry Hibiscus. There is also a Very Lime flavor.
Starbucks is using an innovative process to pull the naturally occurring caffeine and other good stuff from 100% green arabica coffee beans before they are roasted. The result is Green Coffee Extract – the natural energy from coffee, but with none of the coffee flavor
FREE: This Friday, July 13 – Enjoy a free Tall (12 fl. oz.) handcrafted Starbucks Refreshers™ beverage at participating stores. No purchase necessary. Limit 1 per person.
I try to get some form of physical activity in every day, whether it be an afternoon walk or a morning spin class. Carol Welch said, “Movement is a medicine for creating change in a person’s physical, emotional, and mental states.” I can truly relate to that statement.
Having been on vacation, it is not always easy to squeeze in time to do a quick workout because you don’t have a local gym or your hotel gym hours may be limited. For reasons like this, I enjoy a good online video workout. One of my favorite ones that I have come across is the Pop Pilates Series created by Cassie at Blogilates. They are fast, fun, and get you fit!
One video session I always tune in to is: Pop Pilates! Intense Ab Workout
Another cool thing Cassie is doing is a monthly Workout Calendar. Below you can see what she put together for the month of June. You can sign up for her newsletter to keep informed!
Delicious. Filling. Yummy. Satisfying. These words are not commonly used to describe a power bar. Well, I have news for you! I recently came across a power bar that I cannot even consider a power bar, more a “treat” for myself. The best part, which is hard to believe being so delicious, it’s good for me! (I order mine online but you can pick them up at your local GNC)
About Power Crunch
Power Crunch is a uniquely different protein bar. It’s an authentic wafer cookie with a velvety protein filling that’s low in sugar and has a low glycemic response. It’s made with Proto Whey 100% pure high-DH hydrolyzed whey protein so you know the protein will absorb swiftly and completely, making Power Crunch an ideal snack choice before or after workouts, in between meals or as a delicious and nutritious dessert. No sugar alcohols in any Power Crunch and now featuring 3 sucralose-free flavors – Triple Chocolate, Peanut Butter Crème and Peanut Butter Fudge.
At first, I used to use this recipe for when I was in a rush and wanted something savory, but now I use my garlic shrimp recipe regularly! It is great with quinoa, roasted veggies, pasta, and many more things! Tonight, I made a colorful salad. Another perk about this recipe is it takes 5 minutes to make!
To prepare the seasoning, peel the garlic and finely chop and place in a large saute pan with the olive oil. Cook over medium-high heat for 30 seconds. Add the shrimp, lemon juice, and Completo Sazon and cook, stirring frequently, for 3 to 4 minutes, until the shrimp turn pink and curl slightly. Place atop whatever side you like! Voila! How easy is that?
EVOL = LOVE backwards, duh. Ever feel rushed in the morning? Yep, that’s my morning, every morning. While I am good and prepare food for work the night before; sometimes, I don’t. Oops. Looking to frozen food as a substitute for lunch does not seem like the ideal choice; however, I have found the most AMAZING frozen meal.
Not only is it so easy to make but it is 250 calories and delicious. I highly recommend it during for those crazy morning rushes!
Nutritional facts: Natural • 14g Protein • 4g Fiber • Low Fat • Gluten Free • Net Wt. 9oz
Having branched out to find some of the healthy dining options, a friend suggested The Last Carrot. Upon arriving to its cozy little location, I could not believe I’d never step foot in it before; I went to high school 3 blocks away for four years! It is amazing how you just pass by some things sometimes. Everyone’s food looked delicious; I stopped in for a smoothie and was absolutely in love with the outcome. Everything used is 100% natural. I must say that if you are short on time, this is not the place to go to. I definitely recommend trying it out though!