Kimberly: Day 6: Fire Feet tap dance with springs; Legs and arms plunge forcefully; Hands drum in the air.
Jenny: I have really been enjoying this. I did this after walking 4 miles. I am reminded that my body really knows...
Sanna: Bau! Bau! That one goes straight up in my spine! Thank you thank you!
Sheri: I always do movement classes, so I think these free dance days are helping me to expand my horizons.
Andrea: Already done this twice this week! These are so fun to get a quick groove on before getting ready for work.
Written by Tera on February 14, 2013 – -
By Veronica Grace
Get cheery with a cherry-mango smoothie and spread the love this Valentine’s Day! Topped with a heart-shaped bite of mango, this tasty treat in a glass is sure to bring smiles to special valentines of all ages. The following recipes serves 1.
2-3 ripe bananas (spotted all over)
2 ripe mangoes (very soft and wrinkly all over)
1-2 cups frozen black cherries
Place mangoes in the bottom of your Vitamix or blender, then bananas and then frozen cherries on top. If you need to you can add a little water to make it blend easier, but I like my smoothies thick. Blend until smooth. Serve and garnish if desired.
How to cut mangos into heart shaped pieces:
To make heart shaped mango slices, you’re going to need a really sharp preferably thin knife. Slice off the cheeks of the mango (around the inner woody pit) and trace an outline on the skin in a heart shape, or any desired shape. Carefully cut out the mango trying to be as smooth in your cuts as possible. When you’re done you can trim any choppy bits after to make it look more streamlined.
Serve your mango pieces on top of a fresh fruit salad or smoothie. You can use any leftover scraps in a delicious smoothie as well. I saved mine for the smoothie below.
If you don’t have frozen black cherries, you can use frozen raspberries. Strawberries are a possibility, just make sure they are sweet. You can easily make this a green smoothie by adding some spinach to it. The cherries will mask the green colour and make it look more purplish.
Veronica Grace is a self-taught ‘at home’ chef and food enthusiast who focuses on promoting an oil-free and low fat vegan/ plant based diet and lifestyle. She honed her skills in the kitchen day after day by testing oil-free raw and vegan recipes on family and friends. She found most regular recipes and restaurant foods too oily and high in fat. Many modifications were needed to tweak things in the right direction. She finally quit modifying and altering existing recipes, and started writing down and photographing her own creations. Her website www.LowFatVeganChef.com showcases a wide array of both raw and cooked vegan recipes.