DIY: Anti-Inflammatory Turmeric-Almond Milk


I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one out there on a turmeric kick. It’s just so good for you! A super high powered anti-inflammatory that does the trick to soothe my achy joints, it’s also a great source of both iron and manganese, as well as vitamin B6, fiber, and potassium.

My current favorite way to get my dose of turmeric is this recipe!

Shopping tip: Look for fresh turmeric root at your local Asian market. They often have it freshest and cheapest, but it can also be found at many health food stores.

Ingredient

4 cups homemade almond milk (eoesn’t have to be)

1 1/4 cup freshly juiced turmeric (will be about 2 1/2 cups of the root)

1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon (can use less)

1 tsp. ground cardamom (can use less)

15 drops of clear stevia/agave

3 tsp. honey

Directions

Add all ingredients to your blender.

Blend, and ta-da! Enjoy this soothing treat morning through evening.

Of course you can make it more or less sweet as you like.

Note: Turmeric stains easily, so make sure to clean up any spills quickly.

 

via DIY: Anti-Inflammatory Turmeric-Almond Milk.

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Pointe magazine – Ballet at its Best.


The Workout: Rebecca Krohn

Balanchine powerhouse

By Jenny Dalzell (reprinted by Mysylph)

Published in the February/March 2014 issue.

Krohn with Justin Peck in Balanchine’s “Four Temperaments.” Photo by Paul Kolnik.

Glancing at the long and sinewy Rebecca Krohn, one might not guess that the New York City Ballet principal eats about every two hours. But to keep up with the rigorous rehearsal schedule that comes with her job, Krohn has figured out a mix of strengthening, refueling and daily maintenance that keeps her on top.

On the menu: Before or after class, Krohn has a smoothie made with Greek yogurt, fruit, coconut water, spinach and sometimes half an avocado. “I also eat simple peanut butter and jelly sandwiches throughout the day. They’re not filling, but they’re satisfying. And I always keep a chocolate and peanut butter Luna protein bar in my bag in case hunger strikes.”

Cross-training: Private Pilates classes three times a week in the off-season, and on Mondays in-season. “I have a little bit of scoliosis and I always feel more even after the sessions.”

Rolling out: “I have a ball for each part of my body: small rubber balls from vending machines at grocery stores that I use in between my metatarsals; a slightly larger ball for my plantar fascia; and the next size up I use on my calves and back. The biggest, called KONG Balls, are for the front of my hips. I found them at the pet store—they’re for dogs.”

Recharge: A 15- to 20-minute cat nap between rehearsals and performances. “I lay down and put my legs up against a wall to decompress my back. Plus, your feet get so swollen from standing all day, sometimes you can barely get your pointe shoes back on.”

Stamina secrets: A lean-protein–filled meal, like a chicken breast, two hours before curtain. “It’s enough to keep me going through the evening without getting hungry. I make sure I have water on hand, and adrenaline helps. Once you’re in the zone, you just do it.”

via Pointe magazine – Ballet at its Best..

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