Have you ever been sitting at your desk in the middle of the day, struck with vicious hunger pangs, and all of a sudden remember you left that healthy lunch you took the time out to prepare on the kitchen counter? No one’s perfect, but we have a guest post from one of our Westchester County spas, Intentional Living to help cure some of those healthy eating woes—during Spa Week and beyond.

You are what you eat is an old cliché, but it holds a lot of truth. We passionately encourage you to create the life you want to live, but how can you do that if you don’t have the energy? Food is our fuel and the foundation that gives us the energy needed to do the things that we love. Food is fun. Food is sexy. Choosing wholesome foods and developing a functional love affair with food is an act of self-care and self-love. And who couldn’t use more love!

By this time, most of us have tried so many different diets, supplements and tricks, all which have left us not only fed up (no pun intended) but also with no insights to what gives us the most energy and how to sustain good lifestyle habits. This is why at Intentional Living we strongly believe in nutrition and wellness counseling Our mind, body, and soul approach to food, fitness, and lifestyle teaches you how to achieve optimal vibrant energy so that you can focus on living your best life!

Whether you are looking to use food as medicine, gain knowledge on preventative maintenance, eat and train for optimal sports performance, or change the dietary and lifestyle habits of yourself or your family, nutrition and wellness counseling will change your relationship with food and ultimately, your life.

Our comprehensive guided approach draws on our training in nutrition, fitness, self-mastery, and stress management techniques. You will get a thorough education about food and fitness and the science behind it (not to mention the politics behind it), and how it affects your individual system. There is no one diet and exercise program for everyone, so why not learn about your system and how to achieve optimal energy and performance. Start living your best life with our easy step by step guided approach. I guarantee that you will never feel like you are on “a diet” and this will be your final ride on the food and wellness roller coaster!

Being part of Spa week is an amazing way to arm more people with the knowledge and opportunity to have a love affair with wholesome food! This empowering force will bring out each individual’s inner warrior and allow you to take control and live the life you were meant to live! Call Intentional Living now at 914-414-0078 to take advantage of our $50 Spa Week Nutrition & Wellness Counseling Session. This could be the most important investment you do for you and your family!

For Spa Week readers I wanted to share some delicious, energy-lasting, healing food breakfast recipes that will set your day off on the right foot!

Breakfast Option #1:

Kefir Smoothie:

1-cup plain flavor kefir : a fermented drink high in pro-biotics. Pro-biotics help keep the gut flora flourishing thereby helping you break down your foods for better absorption. For a dairy free & soy free option use coconut milk kefir.

1 cup of fresh berries: High in antioxidants to help fight inflammation

1 TBS of ground flax seeds: highest source of heart healthy Omega-3 fatty acids

1 tsp vanilla

Few cubes of ice

½ TBS of raw honey (optional)

Blend and Enjoy!

Breakfast Option #2:

Sweet Millet with Rice Milk and Almonds-This makes a wonderful breakfast or dessert.

½ cup of Millet: Millet is a gluten-free cooling grain which is good for gastrointestinal irregularities. Millet also balances blood sugar, is high in iron, and has a high amino-acid protein profile.

¼ cup of blanched almonds: Almonds restore, tone, and nurture the body. According to Ayurvedic medicine, almonds relieve constipation, kidney stones, and gallstones. They help strengthen the bones, nerves and reproductive system.

¼ cup fresh blueberries: Great source of anti-oxidant vitamin C. Blueberries help increase good cholesterol levels

1 cup of water

¼ cup vanilla rice milk

Cinnamon to taste: Regulates blood sugar

Rinse millet and strain through a fine-mesh sieve.In a saucepan, bring the water to a boil. Add millet and simmer for about 20 mins. Or, until all water is absorbed. Add the remaining ingredients and gently heat until all ingredients are warm, approx. 2-3 mins.

Convenient Time Saver: Place everything in a travel mug, pour boiling water on top and by the time you get to your destination, it will be ready to enjoy!

There is ALWAYS a convenient way to enjoy good food and great choices!! For more great recipes and lifestyle tips sign up for Intentional Living’s monthly newsletter.

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