It’s about time I shared with you the main reason for me being so inconsistent and sporadic with my posts these days (by the way, A BIG thank you to many of you who have written asking me ‘what’s up?’).
Well, I am thrilled to announce that I have gone back to school! 🙂 Not as a teacher, as some of you would suspect (I work as an occasional school teacher in my small town). I am back to school as a student and loving every minute of it. It really feels good to hit the books once again. Most importantly, it feels good to finally work on completing something I started nearly 15 years ago. By the end of 2015, I hope to have earned my certificate in Holistic Nutrition from The Canadian School of Natural Nutrition. Yay!!
Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway. ~ Earl Nightingale
I do realize that earning my Holistic Nutrition Certificate may involve some blood, sweat and tears, but I’m up for the challenge. At 45 years of age, it’s been some time since I’ve had to take tests and write reports. Thankfully, my busy family is on board and they are giving me all the love and support I need to fulfill my goals.
I have many interests and hobbies and one of them is this food blog. While I study, I will continue to post all the delicious gluten-free and plant-based dishes that are palate-approved by my family and friends. However, for the next little while my posts will be a little “here and there”. If time goes by between posts, as it so easily does, please know that I will be back!
If you haven’t already done so, I would love for you to like my Facebook page. I tend to use Facebook to share tidbits of interesting health and nutrition info, as well as recipes so worth trying. Lately, I’ve been inspired by the many vegan athletes fulfilling their dreams. You’ll see a few of those stories on my fb page, too.
Now…back to the books, but first I’ll whip up a shake.
PINEAPPLE PROTEIN SHAKE (from Ani’s 15-Day Fat Blast)
- 1 1/2 cups frozen pineapple
- 1 tablespoon flax meal
- 1 cup filtered water (I used coconut water)
- 2 pitted dates
- 1 teaspoon spirulina*
Place all ingredients in a high-speed blender and blend until smooth. Ani Phyo, an award-winning chef and raw food guru, says it will keep in your fridge for two days. I seem to drink it within minutes! 😉
* Spirulina is a microscopic blue-green algae. But don’t let that turn you away! This superfood contains high amounts of protein, essential amino acids, essential fatty acids, vitamins and minerals. You can find it in many natural health food stores. I have seen it in powder form or in pressed tablets. I like to purchase it as a powder, so that I can add it to a variety of recipes. On its own, it tastes like seaweed. If this is not your choice flavour, rest assure – you will not taste it in fruit smoothies like this one!!