This weekend, I spent some time literally wringing out the old at a detoxifying yoga intensive. I do practice regularly, but still consider myself a novice yogi. I couldn’t help but notice ‘intensive’ sounds like ‘intense.’ So, needless to say, I was a bit freaked out. About halfway through, I was legitimately concerned that my quads were going to spontaneously combust. But sure enough, once class was done, I felt amazing! And it seems that ‘wringing out the old’ has created some space for the new. Yippee… perfect time for some goal setting! (note: I am not a new year’s resolution type of gal. A whole year, really? It’s a lot to bite off… but I can do a season at a time. Plus this approach builds in opportunity to reflect and revisit)
First of all… get outside and get active! My best chance at surviving the snow is to enjoy it… so, snowboarding, snowshoeing and of course, sledding! I also have a vision of myself on a winter hike. And for my insides… I’d like to try a cleanse or detoxifying diet. Experiment in the kitchen. Create new recipes (good news for my readers). Nurture my creativity and spirituality… yoga, meditation, painting. I want to make pottery. Or at least paint it. And blogging. Well, now it’s official… those are my Winter 2013 goals.
The yoga intensive left me craving something cool and refreshing. I am psyched to share a delicious smoothie recipe with you!
Blueberry Bliss Smoothie
- 1/2 cup frozen blueberries
- 1/2 banana
- 1/2 cup almond milk
- large handful fresh spinach
- 1 Tbs almond butter (or if you have a high-speed blender but are out of almond butter, a small handful of almonds works perfectly)
- 1/2 cup water (or a bit more if you like it thinner)
Blend and enjoy… how easy is that? This recipe is so sweet and tasty, Jonathan swears there is chocolate hiding in it!
Have a great week!