Brain food smoothie

Brain food smoothie

I swear pregnancy and becoming a mother has been changing me for the better. I am trying to be my healthiest, fittest, self-loving version of myself for some cute little thang looking up to me now.

I created a smoothie recipe that tastes pretty good, includes some super nutritious foods and contributes to anti-brain aging, improvement in athletic performance, it’s high in fiber and rich in vitamin C and K.

1 cup organic blueberries (fresh or frozen)
1 medium sized organic beet (cut up so it doesn’t get stuck in the blender)
2-3 cups of (frozen) spinach (I use half a bag of the organic baby spinach from Trader Joes)
1 tablespoon organic flax meal
lemon juice to taste.. (i add a lot)
3-4 cups of water

I blend all these ingredients into my Ninja blender for a good 3-5 minutes, starting with level 3 and ending in level 1 to make it super smooth.

This is an easy peasy way to get your brain food in while giving you an energy boost!

Enjoy!

Perfectly cooked hard boiled eggs (taking off the shell is easy too!)

Perfectly cooked hard boiled eggs (taking off the shell is easy too!)

Hard boiled eggs are the easiest breakfast choice for us in our family. Always on the go, easy to eat anytime, anywhere. We sprinkle a little salt on them and they’re ready to go.

Bring a pot of water to a boil
Once boiled, place your eggs in the pot.
Once the water is boiling again, put a timer for 6-7 minutes.
Once the timer goes off, let your eggs sit for 1-2 minutes.
Dump the water out into the sink.
Give the eggs a few tosses in the pot so they all crack a little at the same time.
Put a good amount of ice in the pot and fill the pot up with cold water.
Wait 2-3 minutes.
Dump the ice water and start cracking.

Enjoy!!

Perfectly cooked asparagus, every time.

Perfectly cooked asparagus, every time.

I struggled with cooking the perfect asparagus for so long. Without baking it or putting it on the pan, just the bright green just crunchy enough, just soft enough way they serve in restaurants.

Well, I finally figured out the perfect way to do it!

Step 1) Wash the asparagus and trim/snap off the ends

Step 2) Fill a big pot of water enough to cover all the stocks, put some Himalayan pink sea salt in there and bring water to a boil

Step 3) While you wait, get your ice bath ready! Get a colander set up in the sink to drain the hot water, and get another big bowl full of ice and cold water to quickly put your asparagus in there after it’s drained. Also get some tongs for grabbing the asparagus

Step 4) Once salt water comes to a strong boil, drop your asparagus in there

Step 5) Once the water comes to a strong boil again (with the asparagus in it) set a timer for 2 minutes

Step 6) After the 2 minutes is up, drain the asparagus in the colander and grab them with tongs to place them in the ice bath

Step 7) Let the asparagus sit in the ice bath for 1-2 minutes then drain them and enjoy!