I had the great pleasure this morning of being a guest presenter at the Annual Fitness Expo hosted by Lifetime Fitness here in Parker, CO. I want to say thank you to the small but attentive and most delightful group that attended my presentation. I hope that you were able to take away a few morsels (pun intended) of goodness that you can incorporate into your lives.
I promised to post the website for grass-fed beef: http://www.backcountrybeef.com/. It has been worth my time to make this investment as the beef is so much more flavorful and digestible.
And by the way, the agave nectar that I gave away this morning was by Madhava out of Lyons, CO. Another great way to support our local economy. They also have a line of honey. I get it at Vitamin Cottage which has the best price on their products.
Following is the energizing way I started such an important day. (And I warned you to stay tuned for a great way to use some of that quinoa you prepared for dinner a few nights ago!!)
1 1/2 cups prepared quinoa
1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
2 Medjool dates, pitted & diced
4 dried apricots, diced
1/4 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp flax seed, ground or whole
1 tsp toasted slivered almonds
1 Tbsp agave nectar
Put all ingredients in a saucepan, mix well & heat through on medium heat for a couple of minutes. Almond milk will absorb. Enjoy & get ready to feel energized & alert!!
A note on almond milk: You will find this product on the dry-food shelves (sometimes on the baking isle). Blue Diamond Almond Breeze Original is my favorite. Purchase it unsweetened & unflavored...this makes it more versatile. It is shelf stable until the seal is broken (watch the "best if used by" date) & then will last about 10 days in the refrigerator after opening. Go to www.bluediamond.com for a coupon.
Dates (the kind that grow on trees...): very nourishing & energizing; great source of potassium which is beneficial for our cellular function, hearts, muscles, & nerves to name a few; very alkalizing to the body; help with hypertension & maintaining hydration
If you attended my presentation this morning & read all the way to the end of this post...Thank You!! In addition, if you are one of those attentive guests, be the first to email me with your name & address (you have that address on my business card) & I will send you a complimentary 3 day menu complete with recipes, shopping list, & pre-prep ideas!!