AIR ~ Movement of the Day: Day 57 of the 100 Day Challenge! Tabata Dips! And no, we’re not talking about a dip in the pool! Although, its not a bad idea for some extra movement in this sunny day. Feel free to scale your dips on paralette bars, rings, or even off the edge of your chair. [Click here for additional Workouts]
Journal: What values have you acquired over time? What spiritual practices do you keep regular and rhythmic in your life? Remember – we are souls living in physical bodies, not the other way around. Take some time today to sit and reflect on what you are doing (and who you are trusting in) to determine your values? [Click here for additional Journal exercises]
FUEL ~ Dish of the Day: With Spring weather creeping around, so are the temptations that come along with hot temperatures! Be prepared with your own sweet treats, like these cooling Peach Popsicles, so ice cream shops and trucks don’t lure you away from your healthiest you! [Click here for additional Recipes]
SPARK ~ Thought of the Day: Quote of the Day: Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength; loving someone deeply gives you courage. ~ Lao Tzu Essential Element: Unconditional Loveis the purest expression of genuine acceptance. This choice is made independent of another’s behavior – and sometimes even in spite of their behavior. [click here to read 'Spark Insight: Love'] Journal: Demonstrating unconditional love to those that are closest to us can often be the greatest challenge. How can you courageously love your family this week? Outside the realm of your usual expressions of love for them – how can you boldly remind them that you are there for them through all life brings? [Click here for additional Journal exercises]
2/3 cup unsweetened apple, pear, or pineapple juice
2 teaspoons unsweetened almond, hazelnut, or pistachio butter
1 1/3 ounces unflavored protein powder of your choice (optional)
chopped vanilla bean
2 peaches, organic, halved, pitted, sliced
1/4 teaspoon agave nectar
Combine juice, nut butter, protein powder, and vanilla in the blender. Blend.
Scrape down the sides with a spatula as needed to mix in powder and dissolve lumps. Blend again until smooth.
Add fruit, and blend.
Taste, and then add agave.
Pour into eight Popsicle molds. Affix the plastic tops with the built-in stick and holder.
Freeze at least 3 to 4 hours, until firm.
To serve, run warm water over the outside of each mold to loosen pops and allow for easy removal.
Notes: If you don’t have plastic Popsicle molds, simply use small paper cups. Arrange the cup: on a small cake pan, fill, and freeze 1 to 2 hours. When the mixture starts to ice up, insert a Popsicle stick into the center of each cup. Freeze until firm. Or, forget the Popsicle idea altogether! Pour the mixture into four 8-ounce paper cups, freeze, and eat with a spoon.