2013 Pre-Grammy Red Carpet, hosted by Whole Foods Market's Whole Planet Foundation® non-profit focused on alleviating poverty in developing world and in own backyard. Event was held at the Historic Village Recorder Studios where legendary artists including Fleetwood Mac, The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift and many others have recorded their iconic hits. Proceeds from the evening go directly to Whole Planet Foundation to fund small loans and entrepreneurship programs for poverty alleviation. To date, Whole Planet Foundation has authorized $41 million and funded more than $29 million in microfinance programs in 58 countries, including the United States. They even catered vegan raw food!
Join me and enjoy the BEST RAW FOOD on the planet for a full weekend, and detox and cleanse effortlessly! Come and kickstart your Raw Food diet, or jump back on the train. You will leave the weekend feeling inspired with a slew of new recipes and menu ideas. In addition to food, we will learn about the Raw Food lifestyle, including beauty, fitness, and living a toxic-free lifestyle while focusing on social entrepreneurship and even launching your raw food business. Join me in my kitchen at my next "Ani's Raw Food Certification Level 1" on Feb 22+23 in Santa Monica CA. Space is limited, and filling up quickly. This is a hands-on Home Chef course.
Look what I picked up at the Farmers' Market…. beautiful purple and green cauliflower. I love the purple for its' color, plus it contains anthocyanins to help regular blood sugar levels and body weight while lowering our cancer risk. Both green and purple cauliflower contain glucoraphanin which converts into anti-cancer compounds in the body. Both are great fresh, organic, detox, raw food. I typically gravitate to the color green, along with kale and brussel sprouts…..so, remind myself to eat the colors of the rainbow along with many different vegetables and varieties to ensure I get the full spectrum of vitamins, minerals, and nutrients my body needs. An easy way to mix it up is the pick various colors at the farmers' market. What goodies did you find at your local farmers' market this weekend?
The superfood beverages in my fridge are making me SUPER HAPPY! Yummy! I've got my famous vegan, raw food, organic, hand crafted, fresh chocolate mylk, strawberry mylk, beet juice, ginger juice, and even chlorophyll water! Powering up on Super Happy. What's in your fridge right now?
I've booked dates for the first 2014 Ani's Raw Food Certification Level 1. Class will be held in Santa Monica, CA. February 22nd and 23rd Saturday 8am to Sunday 4pm This is a hands-on home chef food prep course with a focus on healthy living, natural beauty, fitness, and social entrepreneurship. Space is limited, and class will fill up quickly. So register today! For those interested in pursuing a career in Raw Foods, I also offer a Level 3 Teacher Certification Course. For more information, please visit my course page. I hope you'll join me in 2014! It's going to be the BEST year yet! xo (Photo by the awesome Mark Tassi)
Ani's Raw Food Detox just arrived to me here in Los Angeles fresh off the presses. It's always different to hold the physical book in my hands after it's printed. This book will be available everywhere books are sold January 1st 2014. And, it's already available for pre-order on Amazon too. Eating raw food is a detox in and of itself since we eliminate common allergens like wheat, dairy, animal products, refined sugar, and processed foods. This book contains a 15-day program with shopping lists for eating healthy raw foods to detox and cleanse, and even loose some excess unwanted pounds. This detox will leave you glowing with health and bounding with excess energy. It's fun to effortlessly detox while feasting on the yummiest whole, unprocessed, fresh, raw foods ever!
Today's Thanksgiving workout: Straight arm planks - 5 sets of 3 mins each for core strength 5 sets of 3 minute wall sits 30 min brisk walk with Kanga dog This helps me fire up my muscles to burn extra calories today. TIP: Drink lots of water and eat your veggies first at your Thanksgiving meal. Let's give thanks for the food we have to eat, break bread with friends and family, and count our many blessings today and everyday! Rather than stress out about the perfect diet today, it's most important to have our attitude of gratitude. Enjoy all the love that's gone into the making of all the food we eat today. Grateful and giving thanks to you all: my friends, family, community. Love you! xo
I love that I have this opportunity to wake up on the coast at Rancho Palos Verdes here in Southern California. Today I am stretching and breathing on the edge, enjoying abundance, and remembering that we don't need to worry about running out of air to breathe or that the sun will run out of sunshine to shine upon us. I'm feeling deep gratitude and joy. What brings you joy today?
I'm offering my final 2013 series of Ani's Raw Food Certification Courses in September in Santa Monica, CA. Level 1: September 20, 21, 22. Friday 3pm to 6pm. Saturday 8am to 4pm. Sunday 10am to 2pm. Level 2: September 27.28.29. Friday 3pm to 6pm. Saturday 8am to 4pm. Sunday 10am to 2pm. Level 3, Teacher Training: September 29, 30, October 1st. Sunday 4pm to 6pm. Monday 10am to 4pm. Tuesday 10am to 2pm. My inspiration for creating these courses is to help people learn how simple, quick, and easy raw food preparation can be! It's all about delicious and nutritious recipes made using a handful of easy to find ingredients. Complexity is added with sauces and plating. To support a healthy diet and lifestyle, we need to know how to make our own food, quickly! In my courses, I also discuss lifestyle topics including fitness, natural beauty, organic and eco-green living, healthy detox, weight loss, and much more. And for those interested in launching their own business, writing a book, and or creating a show, I talk about business strategy, entrepreneurship, marketing strategy, and keys to building your brand. I hope you can join me in September for one or all 3 of my courses! It's a really fun course, and a great way to detox feasting on the best raw food ever!! For more information, please visit my course page.
When the weather's nice out, all I want to do is play outside. I love hiking, biking, walking, swimming, and most of all...dancing! Yesterday, my ladies and I spend our Sunday Funday a Beverly Hills rooftop pool party where my friend and DJ Eric Sharp was spinning the best beats ever here in Los Angeles, CA. Swimming and dancing are both great ways to soak up sunshine while burning calories. Dancing burns about 350 or more calories an hour and aides in weight loss because it takes about 3500 calories to loose a pound. I'm targeting to loose about 3 pounds in the next couple weeks. So, dancing is a fun way to workout and get in some accidental cardio. For the next 3 months, I'm avoiding wheat and gluten, refined sugar, starches, and alcohol. Enjoying nuts and seeds in moderation, lots of vegetables, and some fruits. Focusing on upping my protein with sea vegetables, buckwheat, spirulina, and legumes. I'll keep you posted on how this makes me feel and how it changes my body. Hoping to get leaner and stronger for my Powerlifting Competition in November. Let's all keep active this summer, while remembering to eat clean too. xo