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 was featured in Sunday's Los Angeles Times newspaper here in LA, in their Holiday Guide. Here are a couple recipes and hopefully some ideas you will find useful and inspiring for keeping it fresh whole food, raw food, vegan, and healthy recipes during your holidays! Enjoy xoxo
Ani's Juice Kitchen in action. I'm crafting a bunch of new organic recipes for delicious, healthy detox, plus nourishment. This is a similar process as when making food recipes, but in liquid form. And I'm focused on color and flavor. What's your favorite seasonal juice combo today?
I'm now the Regional Champion in Powerlifting for Bench Press in Southern California! Placed GOLD at the competition on Saturday, and I'm absolutely thrilled. It was a serious 3 1/2 months of watching my foods, counting calories, monitoring macronutrients, all through whole raw and vegan unprocessed foods. They do say nutrition is 70% of our results. And, no drinking too! Now, I'm taking this week to rest and recover, and will start up training again soon for the next State Competition in 2014. Next time, I'm going for State Champion!
Kenny G speaks with me about his support of NetKAL, love of Koreans and Korean Americans, and his new projects at BiteSized TV studios on Sunset Strip in Hollywood, CA on Saturday. He's been a big supporter for our USC (University of Southern California) Network of Korean American Leadership program over the past couple years. Good match since Asian seem to really love KennyG's tunes. But then again, who doesn't love Jazz? Thanks KennyG!
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?