I’m back friends! We had a lovely holiday in South Beach Miami for a week (albeit humidity bordering a torturous) but so much fun. My oldest wanted a quick trip to a beach and this is where we picked. Tons of wonderful changes down there (I’ve been to South Beach so many times since I was her age) and the vegan scene was top notch. I’m going to be doing a city guide for you all within the next few days. Stay tuned. For now, I’m sharing a new recipe for an adaptogen I’ve been using & this is simply everything.
I’ve been battling some disturbing blood work results for several years. You know the kind that everyone scratches their head and cannot figure out?! I’ve been to several blood specialists and finally have gotten some answers, albeit not what I wanted to hear. My cbc apparently looks like someone receiving aggressive chemo but I’m not. I’m super healthy, never sick and it perplexes every doc I see. I won’t get into the results right now, not ready to share, but I’ve been researching natural, healing foods & this E3Live Blue Majik has been consistently coming up on my radar. With that… I’ve added it to my diet daily and this recipe has become my staple. Let me start with their product description:
Blue Majik is a proprietary, chemical free extract of Arthrospira platensis (Spirulina), a Nutrient Dense AquaBotanicalTM. Its stunning blue pigment contains both phycocyanin (PC) and non-PC compounds. This unique combination is not seen in standard Spirulina powder. PC is clinically shown to relieve physical discomfort, which means consumers feel better, can do more activity, and enjoy an overall better quality of life*
Blue Majik Fine Powder is derived from the highest quality, Organic raw material. Perfect for your beverage or raw food creation.
Sounds amazing, right? I’ll admit I hate the smell of any Spirulina/green algae and the taste I despise even more. This powder does have a funky smell however it is absolutely flavorless. I’ve been drinking it in water, mixing it in my tofu bowls but this cashew milk… it’s the perfect, easy way to get this superfood into my body. This post is NOT sponsored but something I’m quite passionate about. I hope you check this out. I purchased it from Amazon here.
1 cup of soaked (at least 6 hours up to 24 hours) raw cashews in filtered water
3 cups of filtered water
1 tsp of Blue Majik powder
1 tsp of vanilla extract
1 tbl of maple syrup
1/8 tsp of pink Himalayan sea salt
Place your cashews in a strainer and rinse with cold water. Let them dry out a bit. Place them in your high powered blender, I used my Vitamix and blend on speed 10 for one minute. No need to strain. Pour into a glass container with a lid and store in the fridge for up to 5 days. I love using this in smoothies.
This product is also available in pill form as well.
As you know, I’ve been shifting away from a running-focus over to more weightlifting. I’ve been enjoying lifting heavy weights, body changes and watching my strength increase each time I train. My body has been transforming like crazy. I’ve dropped close to 10 lbs now as well.
I did train 1 or 2 times per day while on vacation at the hotel. Still intermittent fasting but focusing on eating 3 solid meals a day to ensure my macronutrients are all being met. My training this week looks like this:
Sunday: 4 outdoor, beach miles/30 minutes weightlifting
Monday: Travel day (dog walk only when we got home)
Tuesday: 30 minutes weightlifting/30 minutes cardio (my youngest was having her wisdom teeth removed)
Wednesday: 51 minutes weightliftting/core and 45 minutes walking uphill on the treadmill
Peace out friends. ~ox
— Knead to Cook