Ashley (@ashleyandreason) says “Y” is for “YES YOU CAN!” This girl is SO inspiring!
“Y” is for #yesyoucan ! a year ago I was diagnosed with juvenile diabetes and decided to take charge of my health!! I’ve never felt happier or healthier. So, these three pics describe me: I am a diabetic, me running my 5k, and my lunch today (a vegan wrap with avocado, homemade cauliflower hummus, and a tomato!) . “There is no diet that can do what eating healthy does!”
Amanda (@clayberg485) made a yellow mellow smoothie! She calls it sunshine in a glass. How perfect!
“Y is for YELLOW mellow smoothie [with] pineapple, mango, peach, coconut water, coconut almond milk, banana.”
Z is for…ZEST!
It’s hard to believe that we’ve arrived to the last day of our second #plantPOWER challenge. THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart (and Kasey’s!) for all of your love, support, and incredible ability to spread the #plantPOWER message with love. We have created a movement that goes far beyond just food. It’s about what we’re putting into our bodies and also why we’re putting it into our bodies. Your zest for the #plantPOWER lifestyle is infectious and has breathed so much creativity and inspiration into me.
Even though the second challenge is over, there is MORE to come! Kasey and I have so many surprises up our sleeves for the next round and beyond. Trust us: #plantPOWER is not going anywhere. It’s only going to grow, expand, and enrich your lives even more!
Speaking of zest, I’ve got a rockin’ recipe for you, incorporating orange zest. Kasey used orange zest in a recipe that she created for the two of us this weekend and inspired me to use it in this one.
Zesty Harvest Quinoa Salad
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
- 1/2 delicata squash, seeded and diced
- 1/4 cup quinoa
- 2 Tbsp pistachios
- 2 Tbsp dried cherries
- 1 large handful of greens of your choice (I used collard greens for this recipe)
- 2 tsp. coconut oil
- 3/4 tsp rosemary
- 1/2 tsp sage
- 1-2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 Tbsp nutritional yeast
- 1 tsp spicy mustard (I love Emeril’s New York Deli mustard)
- 1 tsp coconut aminos
- Zest of 1/4 orange
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Spray baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray and place squash on the pan.
- Bake for 20 – 25 minutes, or until squash becomes golden brown.
- While squash is cooking, boil quinoa as directed.
- Combine greens, coconut oil, garlic, nutritional yeast, coconut aminos, mustard, and spices in a sauce pan on low heat.
- Stir to combine and all flavors to blend.
- Once quinoa and squash and are done cooking, all them to the sauce pan and stir until everything is well mixed.
- Allow to cook on medium-low heat for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Serve and enjoy!
Infuse a zest for life into your day. BRING the zest into every situation and to every encounter. A Course in Miracles tells us that “every encounter is a holy encounter.” Every person you meet gives you the opportunity to bring your love and light to the world. This is major because it heightens your energy and heightens the person’s energy you are speaking with, creating a ripple effect of love. You never know who you can inspire and impact. So, get your ZEST on and channel that J’adore la vie mindset!
P.S. – Check out Kasey’s awesome post today!
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