Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Detox Salad -Great post Yoga meal-add your own variations!

This amazing salad is on my table at least 5 time a week. It is visually appealing and full of proper nutrients. I love to change it up by adding pepitas or shredded carrots, sliced pepper works well! Here is the recipe-try it today!


1/2 cup chopped romaine hearts
2 leaves chopped kale
  • 2 cups lentil sprouts
  • 1/2 cup seeded, diced cucumber
  • 1/2 cup seeded, chopped tomato
  • 1/3 cup chopped green onions
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 slice shopped avacado
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced radishes (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons curry powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1 pinch salt and pepper to taste


  1. In a medium bowl, combine the lentil sprouts, cucumber, tomato, green onions, cilantro and radishes. Toss lightly.
  2. In a smaller bowl, whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice, white wine vinegar, oregano, garlic powder, curry powder, mustard, salt and pepper. Drizzle the dressing over the salad, and toss lightly to coat. Chill for 20 to 30 minutes to allow the flavors to blend before serving.

Nutritional Information open nutritional information

Amount Per Serving Calories: 46 | Total Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 0mg

Detox Salad -Great post Yoga meal-add your own variations!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

The Miracle of Epsom Salt

My grandmother was a holistic healer. Everyone came to her for remedy and she always had one. My home is stocked with all the ingredients she had which are simple, easy and most of all low cost. Epsom salt is the staple of my medical stash. You can purchase it anywhere for about $2.00-$3.00. You can avoid any additional scented products as all you need is good old Epsom Salt. After a day of Yoga, I fill the deep bath tub with hot water and about a cup of Epsom Salt. Remain in the bath for at least 15 minutes to achieve optimal benefit. I share with my Yogis about feeling the toxins eliminating right out of my pores-honestly! You can soak your feet if you don't have time to bathe, however the key is 15 minutes for results. I am including the 2011 version of what else you can do with Epsom Salt. So when you go shopping buying 2 packs and let me know how you feel.

13 ways to use Epsom salts, including a relaxing bath, a face scrub and a hair volumizer! Epsom salts help to remove splinters and reduce swelling of sprains and bruises. One ingredient really does fit all! Research from Epsom Salt Industry Council web site tells us that mineral magnesium sulfate—are also a sedative for the nervous system.

When magnesium sulfate is absorbed through the skin, such as in a bath, it draws toxins from the body, sedates the nervous system, reduces swelling, relaxes muscles, is a natural emollient, exfoliator, and much more.

Relaxing and sedative bath: Soak in warm water and 1-2 cups of Epsom salt.

Foot soak: Soothe aches, remove odors and soften rough skin with a foot soak. Add 1/2 cup of Epsom salt to a large pan of warm water. Soak feet for as long as it feels right. Rinse and dry.

Soak sprains and bruises: Epsom salt will reduce the swelling of sprains and bruises. Add 2 cups epsom salt to a warm bath, and soak. To tame tendonitis, try these tips.

Splinter remover: Soak in epsom salt, it will draw out the splinter.

Face cleaner: To clean your face at night, mix a half-teaspoon of epsom salt with your regular cleansing cream. Just massage into skin and rinse with cold water.

Homemade skin mask: Apply the mask to damp skin. For normal to oily skin, mix 1 tablespoon of cognac, 1 egg, 1/4 cup of non-fat dry milk, the juice of 1 lemon, and a half-teaspoon of epsom salt. For normal to dry skin, mix 1/4 cup of grated carrot, 1 1/2 teaspoons of mayonnaise and a half-teaspoon of epsom salt. This simple honey face mask works wonders as well.

Skin exfoliator: Massage handfuls of epsom salt over your wet skin, starting with your feet and continuing up towards the face.

Remove excess oil from hair: Epsom salt soaks up excess oil from hair. Add 9 tablespoons of epsom salt to 1/2 cup of oily hair shampoo. Apply one tablespoon of the liquid to your hair when it is dry; rinse with cold water. Pour lemon juice or organic apple cider vinegar through the hair, leave on for 5-10 minutes, and then rinse.

Remove hairspray: Combine 1 gallon of water, 1 cup of lemon juice, and 1 cup epsom salt. Combine, cover and let set for 24 hours. The next day, pour the mixture into your dry hair and let it sit for 20 minutes. Then shampoo as normal.

Hair volumizer: Combine equal parts of deep conditioner and epsom salt. Warm in a pan. Work the warm mixture through your hair and leave on for 20 minutes. Rinse.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

InnerFit Protein Pancakes

I am in love with these pancakes. Have not used flour/batter in 8 years. Utilize a great brand of rolled oats for this easy recipe. Let me know your variations.

1/2 cup old-fashioned oatmeal (prefer organic from the bin)
1/4 cup low-fat cottage cheese (or tofu)
4 egg whites
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
optional blend in 1/2 to whole banana
optional fold in fresh or frozen blueberries


Process the oatmeal, cottage cheese, egg whites, vanilla extract, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a blender until smooth (Wet and thicken it up the way you enjoy regular pancake batter. If batter is too thick (rarely happens) add some water.
Spray a nonstick skillet with cooking spray (Prefer Smart Balance -gluten free. Add the batter and cook over medium heat until both sides are lightly browned.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Power design YOGA

Power design Yoga will transform your body. Set your fitness goals and include Yoga for additional health benefits. Yoga is a lifestyle. If you want to practice 3 to 5 times a week, you will see visible results and feel great. I love the energy my practice offers as well as the definition in my arms and legs. Yoga is a great way to relax and extract every day stress from your body. Yoga with me-private lessons are a great way to learn to pose and breathe properly. Just check with me on a time as I will work with your schedule. We are all one on the mat!