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Sunday, January 31, 2016

MATCHA!!!

MATCHA!!!

Matcha powder originated in China and has been around for a thousand years.
It is produced by stone-grinding green tea leaves.  So you are actually eating your green tea.
The powder is used in smoothies etc., but also you can just add it to water or even juice.
One serving of powder is equivalent to ten cups of brewed green tea!  By brewing the leaves in hot water, you are only getting 10% of its nutrients.

Espresso coffee= 60mg caffeine
Matcha powder= 34mg caffeine
The caffeine in Matcha has a longer effect because of amino acids and L theanine.
L theanine has a calming effect and slow releases the caffeine.  Which gives a clear mental 
alertness, clarity, immune defense and detoxification.

Matcha tea contains the unique potent class of anti-oxidants called Catechins.
These anti-oxidants are only found in plants and provide potent cancer fighting properties
and many other health benefits.
They have the highest levels of anti-oxidants than other foods, including dark chocolate, acai berries,
blueberries etc.

The next time you need a healthy lift during the day have a Matcha drink.
When at Starbucks, ask for a Venti ice water with 3 scoops of matcha powder, 
with shot of coconut milk. You will be pleasantly surprised.
It's on there secret menu and should only cost 84 cents-to $2.50, depending on where you're at.

You can find Matcha at Whole Foods, etc or order it online.
Here's a short video from Nutritionfacts.org.
A recipe from mindbodygreen.com

Have a great week.
Be kind.
Judd



Sunday, January 24, 2016

Snowboarding in NYC

Snowboarding in NYC

I first learned of Casey Neistat in 2012. 
I watched a video he created for Nike "Make it Count" and I was hooked.
His work ethics are nonstop controlled chaos and even has "do more" tattooed 
on his forearm.
He started to do a daily "vlog" about ten months ago. He wanted to keep his motivation and 
film making fresh and is now on day # 305.

Today's vlog was epic and had over 2.5 million views in the first 7 hours.
If you haven't already seen, here it is:
You can watch the "behind the scenes" at:

His outlooks on life, work and family are contagious and makes you want go out and be creative.
So check it out.
 But be careful, you might get pulled in and end up watching all 300+
vlogs from the beginning.

Kris and I look forward to viewing the vlog everyday. 
Especially if his daughter "Francine" makes an appearance. 

Have a great week.
Be kind.
Judd

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Super Green Lemonade

Super Green Lemonade


This is a great nourishing drink to enjoy anytime of the day.
First thing in the morning: 
*The lemons get your metabolism started.
*The apples (high in fiber) get your digestive systems moving.
and are high in antioxidants.
* The spinach is full of protein, minerals and nutrients.

Enjoy mid-afternoon for a quick energy boost.
Easy to make and store in small containers to take on the go.

Great for weight loss (fiber) and total wellness.
The spinach is high in niacin, zinc, protein, fiber,vitamins, calcium,
magnesium, manganese, potassium etc.

It's super green!

Here is a post on the perfect day of eating from:  Dr. Garth Davis 

Have a great week.
Be kind.
Judd


Sunday, January 10, 2016

Pickled Banana Peppers

Pickled Banana Peppers



Here's a quick easy recipe for pickled sliced banana peppers, with no Sodium Benzoate.

1 cup of Bragg's organic apple cider vinegar
1 cup of filtered water
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp salt
6-9 banana peppers, stems removed and sliced thinly into rounds

Combine vinegar, water, sugar and salt in small pan,
 Bring to a boil, stirring in sugar and salt to dissolve.
Remove from heat and add sliced peppers.
Stir until peppers soften and should be mostly submerged in the liquid.
Cool to room temperature.
Store in an airtight glass container, making sure peppers are covered with the liquid.
They are great by themselves or on sandwiches.
They stay fresh for about 2 months, but you will have eaten them by then!



You can make your own pickles this way!
Add the spices of your choice: dill, red pepper flakes etc.

Judd

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

2015 is gone.  All the joys, accomplishments, sorrows and mistakes!
2016 is here.  It is time to start fresh.
We can not change the past and we can not predict the future.
We can only learn from our past  victories and mistakes.
We can also prepare our goals for the future and set into motion the plans
to obtain them.
Of the many goals I have this year, I believe most of them can be obtained thru 
"being present in the moment".  It changes your frame of reference entirely.
In the big picture, it really is all that we have: "The Present Moment" 
Focus on where you are, who you are with and what needs are to be met at that moment.

Here are two great articles on that subject:

Now is the time. 
Set your goals.
Set the course to accomplish them.
Give it 100%.

I love this video from; The 431 Project

Have great week.
Be kind.
Judd