by MJ

AIR  ~  Movement of the Day:
Day 7 of the 100 Day Challenge! How are you feeling? Keep up the good work and hammer out your Tabata Push Ups today! [Click here for additional Workouts]

FUEL  ~  Dish of the Day:
Our Orange Carrot Beet Salad will surprise you in how delicious and refreshing it is! It’s also very nutritious – good for the gall bladder, so dig in! [Click here for additional Recipes]


SPARK  ~  Thought of the Day:
Quote of the Day: Example is not the main thing in influencing others, it is the only thing.
~ Albert Schweitzer

Essential Element: Steven Covey teaches that we only have influence on those things in our Circle of Influence - what we think and do. The more we focus on our COI, the larger our influence becomes. [click here to read Spark Insight: Influence and Control]

Journal: Who have you influenced in the last 7 days? Whose life is different because you are alive? Jot down the names of those lives you know you have influence in right now. [Click here for additional Journal exercises]

Carrot, Flax and Almond Flour Muffins

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1 cup almond flour
1/4 cup organic raisins or currants
2-3 tablespoon shredded organic coconut
1/3 cup walnuts, chopped
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon allspice
1/4 teaspoon sea salt

1-½ tablespoon freshly ground flax seeds (you can buy them as flax meal or blend them yourself in a coffee grinder or a Vita Mix blender.)
1/3 cup unsweetened organic apple juice
1 teaspoon vanilla

2 Tbsp coconut oil
1 1/2 C finely shredded carrots
5 tablespoons raw honey

  • Preheat oven to 375F.
  • Lightly coat a cupcake baking pan with coconut oil spread evenly with a paper towel. Combine apple juice and ground flax
  • Let mixture sit to get sticky,
  • Grate carrot and prepare the remaining ingredients
  • Mix all DRY ingredients to a large mixing
  • Add the wet ingredients to the flax mixture and stir together
  • Add wet and dry ingredients and mix thoroughly
  • Pour/spoon batter into muffin pans and bake for 10-12 minutes

Orange Carrot Beet Salad

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Don’t be scared by the beets (they’re not the soft pickled version from grandma’s Thanksgiving). This salad will surprise you in how delicious it is; it’s also very nutritious – good for the gall bladder!

Per person:
2 carrots, shredded
1/2 beet, peeled (use vegetable peeler to take ‘skin’ off), shredded
Juice of 1 fresh orange – could extend to double portion (i.e. for two people)

  • Combine shredded carrot and beet
  • Squeeze fresh orange juice over and mix
  • If making a larger batch, put half the carrot/beet mixture, squeeze orange juice, then repeat with the other half of shredded veggies
  • Can be stored for 1-2 days refrigerated