Here is the video of our interview with Maria Kang, who has recently become known as the ‘Fit Mom’ who was temporarily banned from Facebook because of a photo she posted of herself posing in workout gear with her three young boys.
Maria was very kind and gracious and is super knowledgable about fitness and nutrition and we asked her about her experience with Eating Clean, her family’s nutrition and her recommendations for people who want to start eating healthier.
Maria Kang, aka Fit Mom, who was temporarily banned from Facebook for photo she posted with the question “What’s Your Excuse”?
I think that people misunderstood her intentions of the post. It was meant to inspire people. We are very inspired here at Luxury Fitness Fun. We can tell that she must be a clean eater and have seen her speak and blog about the importance of nutrition.
This is a fun little video where I blended up a fresh avocado seed (aka avocado pit) – just to see what would happen. I’ve actually added the seed of an avocado to my whole vegetable juices before, so I knew it would blend, but had never before tried an avocado seed by itself. As you can see in the video, it did blend.
In a future video, I will try a dried avocado seed (which I anticipate will blend up even easier) and I’ll be sure to post about the many benefits of eating avocado seeds – and how to prepare them.
If you have other suggestions of things I should blend up in the Blendtec Total Blender – please leave a comments and I’ll see what I can do. If you want to send me something to blend, send me an email JC(at)BellevueBusinessJournal.com and I will forward you my mailing address.
I am always on the go and I am excited that I found these glass bottles that I can store my drinks in and take them with me. The hardest part for me is being prepared and now I found a solution. I think these bottles look really cool, don’t you think so?
I just found out about these bottles, they are made by a company called LifeFactory. They come in different colors and you can get them on amazon.com
Glass Water Bottle with Flip Cap & Silicone Sleeve, 16 oz, by Lifefactory
Flip top cap has a narrow mouth spout for easy on-the-go drinking, the wide mouth bottle makes it easy to add ice, citrus slices and tea bags
Silicone sleeve provides a great gripping surface and helps to prevent breakage
Bisphenol a (bpa), phthalate, pvc, polycarbonate-free and 100-percent non-toxic
Glass does not add a chemical or metal taste to your beverage
Dishwasher safe, easy to clean, bottle and sleeve can be put into the dishwasher together
What I found out in my research that Plastic bottles are not recommended, because of the chemicals from the plastic can get into your juices.
I have been using mason jar’s at home but they are pretty big and difficult to hold while I am driving or traveling.
I am super excited to be extra prepared and have a few drinks ready to go. Of course you don’t want to store them for too long because juice is so fresh it will go bad pretty quickly. Make sure that once you open the juice, you can drink all of the juice in one sitting.
Try not to open and close the juice throughout the day, when the juice is exposed to air each time you open the bottle it causes degradation of the juice. Last but not least, when you fill your container, be sure to fill it to the brim, to minimize the amount of air inside the container.
They even have different colors, tops and spouts, straws etc… I am getting these with the handles and ready to be rocking out with my juice in hand.
More and more health experts are starting to extoll the benefits of cooking with avocado oil. Avocado itself is considered a “superfood” for it’s health benefits. being a source of healthy fats, so it is only natural that the oil from the fruit would also be healthy.
Not only is avocado oil the healthiest oil to cook with, it is also being increasingly favored by gourmet chefs for two other reasons: it does not burn when cooking at high heat – and there is not much of a taste that would mask the taste of the food being cooked (this is frequently a challenge with olive oil). Continue reading →
I’ve got a new favorite 40th (or 5th) meal in my Clean Eating Live-It (I don’t believe in die – its). Before I started my personal Live It of eating clean, I used to love peanut butter and cheddar on sour dough. Nowadays I cannot eat peanut butter and rarely eat cheese or my beloved sour dough, but just today came up with a great new combination: Smoked Salmon & Almond Butter on a Whole Wheat English Muffin. Continue reading →
Ask any actor, athlete, body builder or fitness competitor and they will tell you that nutrition is a HUGE part of being in optimal shape. Whenever you see anyone who has built those almost fabled six pack abs, it is a clear sign that they are on top of their food intake.
Most people who know agree that body composition is 80% about nutrition, 10% working out and 10% genetics (which you cannot do anything about).
An easy way to get started in the right direction with your food intake is to take up WHOLE juicing. Whole juicing is a well kept secret used by celebrities and athletes alike to achieve and maintain the bodies they way. It’s very easy and simple to do, but might be a little intimidating to get started. A recent article at Hollywood Blend tells you how to get started so that you can adjust into drinking the best whole juices at a pace that is right for you.
Often, when people are keen to kick-start a healthy living or fitness regime, they tend to detox. However, despite their popularity, many other claim that detoxes are ineffective. Here is a quick look at the pros and cons of detoxing. Continue reading →