It has taken me a few years to realize that my eating habits are connected to my emotions. If things are not going well for me it is usually written all over my waistline. On those days when I need a little extra sweetness to conquer the stress I go straight for the container of Ben and Jerry’s.
Rest assured that Ben and Jerry’s is not a good companion for a lady who is already lactose intolerant!
But over the year I have recognized that when I am beginning to crave something that disagrees with me not to ignore it but to substitute it with something better.
My better is the Sweetest Smoothie! A refreshing chocolate bar in glass that is a nutritious beverage for post recovery after your daily yoga practice or tough workout in the gym. It will satisfy your sweet tooth in an instant and fill you full of delightful goodness.
Give it a sip and let me know what you think! Did it hit your sweet spot?
This is my favorite recipe for when my energy is feeling low and I need a kick-start for the rest of my day. I call it the Espresso Special it is a little coffee love with a blend of healthy sweetness to keep you breezing throughout the day.
I hope you can savor a refreshing sip or two before running back into your day.
Kathryn Budig’s, Aim True, is a delightful guide for practicing self love, and discovering your true balance. It is a read that all women can relate too with practical eating tips, delicious recipes, and will guide you into a more mindful yoga practice. Whether, you are a new beginner looking to get your feet into a daily practice or for an advanced practitioner this book is a nice reminder of specific breaths or mantras that may have been forgotten on your yoga journey.
I tested several of her recipes from power bars to fish tacos and all were delicious! But my favorite is the Watermelon and Roasted Tomato Gazpacho! Talk about refreshing goodness on a hot summer day.
Kathryn Budig reminds us to aim true to ourselves on and off the mat. We all have a destination just add in a daily yoga practice complimented with positivity, intention, meditation, self care, and nutrition then the world is open to endless possibilities. It is about learning to be true to you and living your life to the fullest.