Twist Yoga BLOG

Welcome to the Twist Yoga BLOG. Check back often for our favorite recipes, asana breakdowns,  tips & tricks, and plain ol’ TWIST scoop. – Namaste, friends.


 

TWIST Eats: One Day Vegan Mason Jar Meal Plan

We dig the recipe site TASTEMADE and love this easy vegan gluten free one day meal prep!

Prep the night prior and be ready to take on the day with four easy recipes:

  • Breakfast: Berry Chia Seed Parfait
  • Lunch: Quinoa & Greens Buddha Bowl
  • Snack: Sliced Apple and Nut Butter
  • Dinner: Sesame Ginger Instant Noodles

Check out the fun and festive video directions here!

More Twist Eats

TWIST Eats: One Day Vegan Mason Jar Meal Plan

We dig the recipe site TASTEMADE and love this easy vegan gluten free one day meal prep! Prep the night prior and be ready to take on the day with four easy recipes: Breakfast: Berry Chia Seed Parfait Lunch: Quinoa & Greens Buddha Bowl Snack: Sliced Apple and Nut Butter Dinner: Sesame Ginger Instant Noodles…

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Twist Eats: Crock Pot Black Beans

Starting the Arbonne 10 day cleanse today and batch cooking for the week! We are super excited for the Black Bean and Butternut Squash Chili recipe. But, it calls for 2 cups of cooked black beans – NOT CANNED! Yikes, no time for traditional bean soaking and cooking today. We found this great option for…

Read More

Twist Eats: No Bake Peanut Butter Energy Balls

We are totally crushing on The Conscious Dietitian! Check out this beautifully written and documented blog from a writer out of Victoria, BC. We came across this simple recipe when it was featured in Fitness Magazine and made them for our 2017 yogis in Twist Yoga Teacher Training as a little Mother’s Day pick-me-up. They…

Read More

TWIST Eats: Meatless Monday Buddha Bowl Recipe

On Mondays, sometimes we have to “make-up” for the weekend (if you catch my drift) and this recipe for the perfect, easy, fast, gluten free, and vegan meatless Monday buddha bowl is the ticket. It’s easy to make-ahead, customize, and throw together when the inevitable “hangry” (hungry + angry) hour hits. Use this as a…

Read More

TWIST Eats: How to get Protein from Plants

Sometimes, we want to take ‘Meatless Monday‘ a little longer and get protein from plants alone. But, it’s hard to know how much and what to eat. It’s true — all plants and vegetables contain protein. In fact, according to one of our favorite websites, The New Potato, “spinach and kale have nearly twice as much…

Read More

Twist Eats: Quinoa Egg Power Bites a la Kathryn Budig

Whip up a batch or two of these little suckers, and stow them away in the freezer for quick breakfast, lunch or dinner solutions. Gluten free, high protein, and vegetarian … viola, deeeeelish! You can add in any veg or cheese combo that your heart desires. We went with red pepper, nutritional yeast, chives, finely…

Read More

TWIST Eats: Slow Cooker Butternut Squash Soup-a-licious

SLOW COOKER BLISSFUL BUTTERNUT SQUASH SOUP courtesy of Skinnytaste Being a gluten free, semi-vegetarian, kid friendly, low carb, high protein household, it’s hard to find a recipe that fits all the varied tastes and demands. We love the options on Skinnytaste – they are easy, fun, whole, and there’s something for all the “special” dietary…

Read More

Pumped Up Kid-Approved Breakfast

Healthy, easy, kid-approved make-ahead breakfast idea all your kids will love by, Jennifer Albertini Arbonne Mornings are crazy. Trying to get four kids fed and dressed and in the car by 7:45 is insanity! We all know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Start the day strong, and you can keep…

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Twist Tips: 48 Questions to ask your kids

While we were planning for Kids Yoga camp this week, we came across this amazing and easy craft from Glennon Doyle at Momastary — our go-to BLOG for all things sparkly, spiritual and fueled by LOVE.


It’s a simple jar filled with 48 “key” questions to ask your kids to spark conversation, giggles and connection. It’s easy to print, easy to prepare; but results in endless memories. Inspired by Glennon’s child’s teacher, this kit will jumpstart dinner or road trips with ease. There are two sets included – keep one in the kitchen and one in a little baggie in the car!

“It is vital that when educating our children’s brains,
we do not neglect to educate their hearts.” – Dalai Lama

 

Here is the Key To Unlocking Your Child’s Heart

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TWISt Tips

Twist Tips: 48 Questions to ask your kids

While we were planning for Kids Yoga camp this week, we came across this amazing and easy craft from Glennon Doyle at Momastary — our go-to BLOG for all things sparkly, spiritual and fueled by LOVE. It’s a simple jar filled with 48 “key” questions to ask your kids to spark conversation, giggles and connection. It’s…

Read More

Twist Eats: Crock Pot Black Beans

Starting the Arbonne 10 day cleanse today and batch cooking for the week! We are super excited for the Black Bean and Butternut Squash Chili recipe. But, it calls for 2 cups of cooked black beans – NOT CANNED! Yikes, no time for traditional bean soaking and cooking today. We found this great option for…

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TWIST Tips: 5 Reasons Men Should Practice Yoga

Five Reasons Why Men Should Practice Yoga (Yeh, that means YOU!) Do you think yoga is a “girls only” club?  Are you afraid to try because you think you aren’t flexible and the teacher may tell you do fold your leg behind your head? Do you think you have to eat kale and drink kombocha?…

Read More

TWIST Eats: How to get Protein from Plants

Sometimes, we want to take ‘Meatless Monday‘ a little longer and get protein from plants alone. But, it’s hard to know how much and what to eat. It’s true — all plants and vegetables contain protein. In fact, according to one of our favorite websites, The New Potato, “spinach and kale have nearly twice as much…

Read More

Twist Eats: Crock Pot Black Beans

crock pot black beansStarting the Arbonne 10 day cleanse today and batch cooking for the week! We are super excited for the Black Bean and Butternut Squash Chili recipe. But, it calls for 2 cups of cooked black beans – NOT CANNED! Yikes, no time for traditional bean soaking and cooking today. We found this great option for crock pot cooking and loved it!

“Dry black beans complement rice dishes, as well as Mexican and Latin American cuisine. The small black, glossy dried beans typically require a long soaking time prior to cooking to help rehydrate them so they become tender and palatable. Preparing them in a Crock-Pot, or slow cooker, requires minimal effort and no long soaking. There’s still some preparation prior to placing the beans in the Crock-Pot, but you can do it immediately before you begin slow cooking them.”

Check out the easy directions on Livestrong here.

For more info on the cleanse, contact Twist Tribe member Jen Albertini here in her Facebook Group: Food, Fitness & Arbonne with Jen

Check out a video from her here as well with some of her favorite summer products.

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TWIST Eats: One Day Vegan Mason Jar Meal Plan

We dig the recipe site TASTEMADE and love this easy vegan gluten free one day meal prep! Prep the night prior and be ready to take on the day with four easy recipes: Breakfast: Berry Chia Seed Parfait Lunch: Quinoa & Greens Buddha Bowl Snack: Sliced Apple and Nut Butter Dinner: Sesame Ginger Instant Noodles…

Read More

Twist Eats: Crock Pot Black Beans

Starting the Arbonne 10 day cleanse today and batch cooking for the week! We are super excited for the Black Bean and Butternut Squash Chili recipe. But, it calls for 2 cups of cooked black beans – NOT CANNED! Yikes, no time for traditional bean soaking and cooking today. We found this great option for…

Read More

Twist Eats: No Bake Peanut Butter Energy Balls

We are totally crushing on The Conscious Dietitian! Check out this beautifully written and documented blog from a writer out of Victoria, BC. We came across this simple recipe when it was featured in Fitness Magazine and made them for our 2017 yogis in Twist Yoga Teacher Training as a little Mother’s Day pick-me-up. They…

Read More

TWIST Eats: Meatless Monday Buddha Bowl Recipe

On Mondays, sometimes we have to “make-up” for the weekend (if you catch my drift) and this recipe for the perfect, easy, fast, gluten free, and vegan meatless Monday buddha bowl is the ticket. It’s easy to make-ahead, customize, and throw together when the inevitable “hangry” (hungry + angry) hour hits. Use this as a…

Read More

TWIST Eats: How to get Protein from Plants

Sometimes, we want to take ‘Meatless Monday‘ a little longer and get protein from plants alone. But, it’s hard to know how much and what to eat. It’s true — all plants and vegetables contain protein. In fact, according to one of our favorite websites, The New Potato, “spinach and kale have nearly twice as much…

Read More

Twist Eats: Quinoa Egg Power Bites a la Kathryn Budig

Whip up a batch or two of these little suckers, and stow them away in the freezer for quick breakfast, lunch or dinner solutions. Gluten free, high protein, and vegetarian … viola, deeeeelish! You can add in any veg or cheese combo that your heart desires. We went with red pepper, nutritional yeast, chives, finely…

Read More

TWIST Eats: Slow Cooker Butternut Squash Soup-a-licious

SLOW COOKER BLISSFUL BUTTERNUT SQUASH SOUP courtesy of Skinnytaste Being a gluten free, semi-vegetarian, kid friendly, low carb, high protein household, it’s hard to find a recipe that fits all the varied tastes and demands. We love the options on Skinnytaste – they are easy, fun, whole, and there’s something for all the “special” dietary…

Read More

Pumped Up Kid-Approved Breakfast

Healthy, easy, kid-approved make-ahead breakfast idea all your kids will love by, Jennifer Albertini Arbonne Mornings are crazy. Trying to get four kids fed and dressed and in the car by 7:45 is insanity! We all know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Start the day strong, and you can keep…

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TWIST Tips: 5 Reasons Men Should Practice Yoga

Five Reasons Why Men Should Practice Yoga
(Yeh, that means YOU!)

  • Do you think yoga is a “girls only” club? 
  • Are you afraid to try because you think you aren’t flexible and the teacher may tell you do fold your leg behind your head?
  • Do you think you have to eat kale and drink kombocha?
  • Do you think of yoga is just about flexibility, and not a good cardio, core or strength workout? 
Yoga for Men

No Kale here. But, I do see a post-yoga beer!

The truth about yoga lies far from these common misconceptions. 

 Yoga is actually an ancient method of relaxation, exercise and healing that was originally only practiced by men. Then, it was used as exercise for the military to prepare young men for the rigors of battle. Trust me, yoga will not transform you into a touchy-feely kale-eating girlie man – instead it will simply create movement and structure to improve almost all aspects of your everyday life.
Here are my top 5 reasons every man should practice yoga:
  1. Yoga works the WHOLE body
    Yoga builds muscle evenly. Even if you simply supplement your regular workout routine or sport, you will activate muscles that you may typically ignore. Yoga will widen your range of motion, and increase access to more muscle fibers. The postures we do in yoga are a series of focused, isometric contractions that we combine with breath to target flexibility, strength and mobility. By using your body weight, you minimize risk of injury by functionally moving your body through safe, aligned movements.
  2. Increase flexibility and balance – decrease injuries
    Yoga increases your flexibility and balance by strengthening the core in almost every pose. Yoga is designed to increase your flexibility over time in a safe range of motion. As flexibility increases, chance of muscle injury decreases. Muscle injuries happen when we put force on muscles that exceeds their capacity. Creating stability in the musculature — especially around the joints – will certainly help keep your body healthy.
  3. Increase energy and focus and reduce stress
    In a yoga class, special attention is focused on the breath, and learning to extend the exhale and inhale, and help bring the nervous system to a more relaxed state (parasympathetic). Whether sinking that birdie putt or really focusing at work, yoga will teach you how to concentrate and tame that inner ‘monkey mind’ and create more mindful actions.
  4. Relieve lower back pain
    Sitting at a desk or in the car shortens the hip flexor and compresses the spine. In our daily lives, we typically only move the spine in one direction — flexion (think bending forward to tie your shoe or hunching over a computer. In yoga class we move the spine in all six directions. Lower back pain is also directly related to weak abdominal muscles. Yoga engages the core and creates space for the lower back in many of the poses.
  5. Yoga will make you “better” at other sports
    Whether you play golf or tennis or are a CrossFit junkie, yoga will make your primary sport or exercise routine even better. Moving the body and stressing the muscles in new and different ways will create lean and defined muscles that support your passions. Oftentimes, when we play a sport, we create imbalances on one side of the body (golf swings) or in particular muscles (quads and achilles). Yoga will help balance the body by moving both sides of the body in the same movements and increase your range of motion.
Yoga for MenOf course, finding the right yoga class for you is the challenge. There are many different styles of yoga — from totally restorative and relaxing to extremely intense hot yoga. There is, indeed, something for every man I know. You don’t have to be Gumby, or Sting, or Shaq to roll out a mat.
If you don’t need less stress and more balance in your life, or if you don’t need to shave off a few points on your golf game, and you’ve never had any back pain, than you don’t need yoga. Congrats to you – keep doing what you’re doing.
But, if you want to try something new for your mind and body, and are open to giving yoga a shot, you won’t be disappointed. Just remember – it’s a practice. You can’t take one class and simply check yoga off your list.
The bottom line, guys
Yoga allows you to continue to do all the things you love to do as you get older.  If you golf, or ski, or snowboard, or play basketball or tennis, yoga works the things on the inside that guys often neglect.  Fast, high impact sports are fun, but they can lead to injuries and broken bodies. Yoga will you keep doing the things you love to do — and feeling good all day — for a long time.

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TWIST Tips: 5 Reasons Men Should Practice Yoga

Five Reasons Why Men Should Practice Yoga (Yeh, that means YOU!) Do you think yoga is a “girls only” club?  Are you afraid to try because you think you aren’t flexible and the teacher may tell you do fold your leg behind your head? Do you think you have to eat kale and drink kombocha?…

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Asana LAB: The "Magic" yoga for athletes that saves your hips and hammies!

THE MAGIC POSE: SUPTA PADANGUSTHASANA (serving the HIPS, HAMSTRINGS and LOWER BACK) Ease lower back pain, lengthen the hamstrings and calves and open the hips in this yoga pose series from Twist Yoga teacher, Ali Matt that’s perfect for recovery. This series is an athlete’s best friend. Runners, cyclists and most traditional athletes can benefit from this…

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TWIST Eats: Hydrating for Sports

HYDRATING FOR SPORTS Hydration is the key to good nutrition, healthy muscles, and peak performance. It reduces injuries, heat stress, and illness. Players must stay properly hydrated before, during, and after games and practices. But, how much do you really need to drink and why? And, how about sports drinks? We lay it all on the…

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TWIST Eats: Nutrition and Sports

FUELING FOR FOOTBALL: Nutrition and Sports Eating before a football game is serious business. Players need to have sufficient energy to last for anywhere between 48-60 minutes. In order to do this, players must have energy in immediate reserves. Nutrition and sports go hand-in-hand to really take your craft to the next level. Well-rounded nutrient intake…

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Twist Eats: No Bake Peanut Butter Energy Balls

We are totally crushing on The Conscious Dietitian!
Peanut Butter Protein BallsCheck out this beautifully written and documented blog from a writer out of Victoria, BC. We came across this simple recipe when it was featured in Fitness Magazine and made them for our 2017 yogis in Twist Yoga Teacher Training as a little Mother’s Day pick-me-up. They were a huge hit. We think you’ll love them (and so will your kids!) as much as we do. Pair them with one of our many smoothie recipes, and you’ve got a perfect meal.

 

 


No Bake 100 Calorie Peanut Butter Energy Balls

Makes: 22 snack balls
Recipe by: Rachel
Prep Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

2/3 cup shredded toasted coconut, unsweetened
1 cup whole rolled oats
1/2 cup natural peanut butter (or your fave nut butter)
3 tbsp. flaxseed, ground
1/2 cup dried, sour cherries (or your fave dried fruit)
1/2 cup sunflower seeds, unsalted
1/4 cup honey or maple syrup if you want vegan
3/4 tsp vanilla extract
2 tbsp. water (optional)

Method for No Bake 100 Calorie Peanut Butter Energy Balls

If your coconut is not already toasted, you will have to turn the stove on a give it a quick toast. This helps to intensify the flavour. To do this, heat a frying pan on medium heat and add the coconut. Watch carefully as it will burn quickly. Toss around the frying pan for about 1 minute, or until golden brown.

Combine all ingredients except for the water in a large mixing bowl. Cover and let sit in the refrigerator for about half an hour. Once it has sit for half an hour check it, and if the mixture seems to dry add the water. You want the mixture to stick together, and not be too crumbly.

Now the fun begins! Roll into 22 small, equal sized balls. They should be about 1.5″ diameter.

Store in an airtight container and keep refrigerated for up to 1 week, or freeze them and take them out as needed.

Nutrition Information:

Calories 94cal
Carbohydrate 10g
Fibre 2g
Sugar 5g
Protein 2.5g
Fat 5.5g
Saturated Fat 2g
Potassium 90mg
Calcium 12mg

Check out more Twist Eats here

TWIST Eats: One Day Vegan Mason Jar Meal Plan

We dig the recipe site TASTEMADE and love this easy vegan gluten free one day meal prep! Prep the night prior and be ready to take on the day with four easy recipes: Breakfast: Berry Chia Seed Parfait Lunch: Quinoa & Greens Buddha Bowl Snack: Sliced Apple and Nut Butter Dinner: Sesame Ginger Instant Noodles…

Read More

Twist Eats: Crock Pot Black Beans

Starting the Arbonne 10 day cleanse today and batch cooking for the week! We are super excited for the Black Bean and Butternut Squash Chili recipe. But, it calls for 2 cups of cooked black beans – NOT CANNED! Yikes, no time for traditional bean soaking and cooking today. We found this great option for…

Read More

Twist Eats: No Bake Peanut Butter Energy Balls

We are totally crushing on The Conscious Dietitian! Check out this beautifully written and documented blog from a writer out of Victoria, BC. We came across this simple recipe when it was featured in Fitness Magazine and made them for our 2017 yogis in Twist Yoga Teacher Training as a little Mother’s Day pick-me-up. They…

Read More

TWIST Eats: Meatless Monday Buddha Bowl Recipe

On Mondays, sometimes we have to “make-up” for the weekend (if you catch my drift) and this recipe for the perfect, easy, fast, gluten free, and vegan meatless Monday buddha bowl is the ticket. It’s easy to make-ahead, customize, and throw together when the inevitable “hangry” (hungry + angry) hour hits. Use this as a…

Read More

TWIST Eats: How to get Protein from Plants

Sometimes, we want to take ‘Meatless Monday‘ a little longer and get protein from plants alone. But, it’s hard to know how much and what to eat. It’s true — all plants and vegetables contain protein. In fact, according to one of our favorite websites, The New Potato, “spinach and kale have nearly twice as much…

Read More

Twist Eats: Quinoa Egg Power Bites a la Kathryn Budig

Whip up a batch or two of these little suckers, and stow them away in the freezer for quick breakfast, lunch or dinner solutions. Gluten free, high protein, and vegetarian … viola, deeeeelish! You can add in any veg or cheese combo that your heart desires. We went with red pepper, nutritional yeast, chives, finely…

Read More

TWIST Eats: Slow Cooker Butternut Squash Soup-a-licious

SLOW COOKER BLISSFUL BUTTERNUT SQUASH SOUP courtesy of Skinnytaste Being a gluten free, semi-vegetarian, kid friendly, low carb, high protein household, it’s hard to find a recipe that fits all the varied tastes and demands. We love the options on Skinnytaste – they are easy, fun, whole, and there’s something for all the “special” dietary…

Read More

Pumped Up Kid-Approved Breakfast

Healthy, easy, kid-approved make-ahead breakfast idea all your kids will love by, Jennifer Albertini Arbonne Mornings are crazy. Trying to get four kids fed and dressed and in the car by 7:45 is insanity! We all know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Start the day strong, and you can keep…

Read More

TWIST Eats: Meatless Monday Buddha Bowl Recipe

On Mondays, sometimes we have to “make-up” for the weekend (if you catch my drift) and this recipe for the perfect, easy, fast, gluten free, and vegan meatless Monday buddha bowl is the ticket.

It’s easy to make-ahead, customize, and throw together when the inevitable “hangry” (hungry + angry) hour hits. Use this as a base for adding and subtracting anything you or your family likes. Of, of course — whatever you have in the fridge. These buddha bowls are a hit at our house because everyone gets to customize and make it their own.

  Ingredients:
Riced Cauliflower
Coconut Oil
Turmeric
Black Pepper
Broccoli
Asparagus
Cucumber
Flat Leaf Parsley
Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
Red Onion
Whole Foods Coconut Peanut Sauce

Meatless Monday Buddha BowlsDirections:

  1. Saute riced cauliflower in coconut oil. We love the pre-riced frozen options out there now but, by all means, it’s easy to rice a whole head up in the food processor and save some money. When the “rice” starts to soften, sprinkle in turmeric and black pepper. They are BFFs and should always be used together. Find out why here.
  2. In a separate pot, steam broccoli and when it’s almost done, add in asparagus.
  3. Assemble the bowl: riced cauliflower on the bottom, topped with steamed broccoli and asparagus, chopped red onion/cucumber/parsley on top of that. Sprinkle with toasted pumpkin seeds and drizzle with the coconut peanut sauce.
  4. Enjoy!

    These do pair perfectly with our Skinny Coconut Margarita recipe here

Turmeric Riced Cauliflower

Turmeric Riced Cauliflower

Easy swaps:
+ Any nuts for healthy fats
+ Brown rice, quinoa, couscous, or faro
+ Any veg at all – use what you love and what you have
+ Any other easy creamy sauce – go Italian, Indian, Mexican … the sky is the limit

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TWIST Eats: One Day Vegan Mason Jar Meal Plan

We dig the recipe site TASTEMADE and love this easy vegan gluten free one day meal prep! Prep the night prior and be ready to take on the day with four easy recipes: Breakfast: Berry Chia Seed Parfait Lunch: Quinoa & Greens Buddha Bowl Snack: Sliced Apple and Nut Butter Dinner: Sesame Ginger Instant Noodles…

Read More

Twist Eats: Crock Pot Black Beans

Starting the Arbonne 10 day cleanse today and batch cooking for the week! We are super excited for the Black Bean and Butternut Squash Chili recipe. But, it calls for 2 cups of cooked black beans – NOT CANNED! Yikes, no time for traditional bean soaking and cooking today. We found this great option for…

Read More

Twist Eats: No Bake Peanut Butter Energy Balls

We are totally crushing on The Conscious Dietitian! Check out this beautifully written and documented blog from a writer out of Victoria, BC. We came across this simple recipe when it was featured in Fitness Magazine and made them for our 2017 yogis in Twist Yoga Teacher Training as a little Mother’s Day pick-me-up. They…

Read More

TWIST Eats: Meatless Monday Buddha Bowl Recipe

On Mondays, sometimes we have to “make-up” for the weekend (if you catch my drift) and this recipe for the perfect, easy, fast, gluten free, and vegan meatless Monday buddha bowl is the ticket. It’s easy to make-ahead, customize, and throw together when the inevitable “hangry” (hungry + angry) hour hits. Use this as a…

Read More

TWIST Eats: How to get Protein from Plants

Sometimes, we want to take ‘Meatless Monday‘ a little longer and get protein from plants alone. But, it’s hard to know how much and what to eat. It’s true — all plants and vegetables contain protein. In fact, according to one of our favorite websites, The New Potato, “spinach and kale have nearly twice as much…

Read More

Twist Eats: Quinoa Egg Power Bites a la Kathryn Budig

Whip up a batch or two of these little suckers, and stow them away in the freezer for quick breakfast, lunch or dinner solutions. Gluten free, high protein, and vegetarian … viola, deeeeelish! You can add in any veg or cheese combo that your heart desires. We went with red pepper, nutritional yeast, chives, finely…

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TWIST Eats: How to get Protein from Plants

Twist Yoga Protein from PlantsSometimes, we want to take ‘Meatless Monday‘ a little longer and get protein from plants alone. But, it’s hard to know how much and what to eat. It’s true — all plants and vegetables contain protein. In fact, according to one of our favorite websites, The New Potato, “spinach and kale have nearly twice as much protein as beef, calorie for calorie.”
For more details check out:
How To Get Protein From Plants
Take A Break From Red Meat

From Lindsay S Nixon, Happy Herbivore

  Here are 10 rich sources of protein from plants:
+ lentils
+ beans
+ peanuts
+ tree nuts (such as cashews and almonds)
+ seeds (such as hemp seeds, chia seeds, and sesame seeds)
+ quinoa
+ leafy greens
+ nutritional yeast
+ tofu and tempeh
+ wild rice
+ green vegetables

Check out these other great vegan and vegetarian options from our blog:
Vegan Truffles
Slow Cooker Butternut Squash Soup
Green Smoothie
50 Shades of Smoothies
Creamy Red Lentil and Kale Soup
Don’t Doubt Kraut
Cinnamon Coconut Granola
Roasted Red Pepper Coconut Soup

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TWIST Eats: One Day Vegan Mason Jar Meal Plan

We dig the recipe site TASTEMADE and love this easy vegan gluten free one day meal prep! Prep the night prior and be ready to take on the day with four easy recipes: Breakfast: Berry Chia Seed Parfait Lunch: Quinoa & Greens Buddha Bowl Snack: Sliced Apple and Nut Butter Dinner: Sesame Ginger Instant Noodles…

Read More

Twist Eats: Crock Pot Black Beans

Starting the Arbonne 10 day cleanse today and batch cooking for the week! We are super excited for the Black Bean and Butternut Squash Chili recipe. But, it calls for 2 cups of cooked black beans – NOT CANNED! Yikes, no time for traditional bean soaking and cooking today. We found this great option for…

Read More

Twist Eats: No Bake Peanut Butter Energy Balls

We are totally crushing on The Conscious Dietitian! Check out this beautifully written and documented blog from a writer out of Victoria, BC. We came across this simple recipe when it was featured in Fitness Magazine and made them for our 2017 yogis in Twist Yoga Teacher Training as a little Mother’s Day pick-me-up. They…

Read More

TWIST Eats: Meatless Monday Buddha Bowl Recipe

On Mondays, sometimes we have to “make-up” for the weekend (if you catch my drift) and this recipe for the perfect, easy, fast, gluten free, and vegan meatless Monday buddha bowl is the ticket. It’s easy to make-ahead, customize, and throw together when the inevitable “hangry” (hungry + angry) hour hits. Use this as a…

Read More

TWIST Eats: How to get Protein from Plants

Sometimes, we want to take ‘Meatless Monday‘ a little longer and get protein from plants alone. But, it’s hard to know how much and what to eat. It’s true — all plants and vegetables contain protein. In fact, according to one of our favorite websites, The New Potato, “spinach and kale have nearly twice as much…

Read More

Twist Eats: Quinoa Egg Power Bites a la Kathryn Budig

Whip up a batch or two of these little suckers, and stow them away in the freezer for quick breakfast, lunch or dinner solutions. Gluten free, high protein, and vegetarian … viola, deeeeelish! You can add in any veg or cheese combo that your heart desires. We went with red pepper, nutritional yeast, chives, finely…

Read More

TWIST Eats: Slow Cooker Butternut Squash Soup-a-licious

SLOW COOKER BLISSFUL BUTTERNUT SQUASH SOUP courtesy of Skinnytaste Being a gluten free, semi-vegetarian, kid friendly, low carb, high protein household, it’s hard to find a recipe that fits all the varied tastes and demands. We love the options on Skinnytaste – they are easy, fun, whole, and there’s something for all the “special” dietary…

Read More

Pumped Up Kid-Approved Breakfast

Healthy, easy, kid-approved make-ahead breakfast idea all your kids will love by, Jennifer Albertini Arbonne Mornings are crazy. Trying to get four kids fed and dressed and in the car by 7:45 is insanity! We all know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Start the day strong, and you can keep…

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TWIST Tips: Five Spring Break Lifesavers from Jen Albertini and Arbonne

Twist Yoga - Jen Albertini ArbonneSpring Break … I’m outa here!
– Jen Albertini
Twist Yoga yogi, mom, and Arbonne Rep

One week until Spring break here in Oregon. This has been the longest winter ever! My shoes are still soaked from running 2 days ago! My family is headed for the sunshine and I am hoping to bring it back with me so we can officially start Spring.

Our bodies go through changes along with the seasons and thank you to Arbonne for having these 5 products to help us transition to sunnier times. Not only do these products work, but they are all botancially based and created using the best of science.  So, not only do I feel good using them, but my entire family can benefit. Read a bit about each and let me know how I can help you look and feel healthier this spring!

FullSizeRender-31.    Pomegranate Fizzie. I cannot live without these energy boosts in the afternoon. They help promote alertness and refuce fatigue with the help of green tea, guarana, ginseng, and B vitamins. And for a refreshing spring drink make my Pom Basil Fizz:
In a blender, mix 3-5 frozen strawberries, 1 Pomegranate fizzie, 2-3 Basil leaves, Ice & water.

 


FullSizeRender-22.   “I want one, too!” Parents out there know that whenever you are enjoying a fun, fruity drink, pretty soon your little ones will want them.  I am the uncool mom who hates Gatorade and refuses to buy it. Instead I use Arbonne’s Complete Hydration to make my kids my old school favorite Orange Julius. Complete Hydration has 6 electrolytes to support hydration in both adults and kids. Try this next time your kids are begging for a smoothie or drink.

 

 Arbonne Orange Julius: In a blender, mix:
+ OJ
+ Almond milk
+ 1 pack Arbonne Complete Hydration
+ Frozen mango
+ Ice
+ Arbonne fiber boost (12g of soluble fiber)
+ 1tsp vanilla extract
Enjoy!

FullSizeRender3.   The winter months have left my face feeling rough and blah. That is why I am breaking out my Genius Resurfacing Pads. The name says it all! These genius face pads come with a bottle of the first plant based retinol solution. How smart of Arbonne to create an effective and safe solution to target dark spots and fine lines? No nasty side effects. I cry when I run out of these!

 


Twist yoga - lake oswego yoga4.   When the sun comes out and the weather wamrs up, I am graced with shiny forehead!  This is where our Mattifying Powder comes in handy in my purse. This looks great on any skin tone and can be applied on top of your makeup for an instant matte finish.

 

 

 

Arbonne Lake Oswego

5.  And finally, an absolute staple in my suitcase when our family travels this spring and summer, Arbonne’s Sleep Well Spray. This is an life savor. Traveling can disrupt our routines and schedules, especially when it comes to sleep.  A blend of Melatonin and Botanicals in this spray is all that we need to fall asleep easier. 1-7 squirts on the tongue depending on age, and you are off to dreamland. It has been a life savor for my kids too when they hit that over-tired insane state!

 


Have a wonderful Spring Break wherever that may be. Even if you have to create your own sunshine. Thanks for letting me share some of my pure, safe and beneficial favorites. Let me know if you have any questions or wat to learn more or try some of these products.

About Arbonne products:
Botanically-based and scientifically proven, gluten free, these products were developed in Switzerland in 1975. Pure, safe, beneficial, their personal care and nutrition products are vegan certified and adhere to the strictest Purity and Safety guidelines.

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