The fridge was pretty bare this morning so I went digging in the freezer for breakfast ingredients. I found a bag of mango puree and a frozen banana. Combined with a cup of almond milk, I had the perfect three-ingredient smoothie.
In May I had a few mangos that were overripe and ready to be eaten. I took off the peel and put the flesh in the food processor to make a puree, which tasted delicious as a topping for yogurt. There was a lot left over, so I put the puree in a ziploc bag and labeled it with a Sharpie. It’s been in the freezer since.
*Freezer tip: I put leftovers in ziploc bags. I label them with the item and the date. Then I lay the bag flat on the shelf so that everything freezes evenly. Later, once it’s frozen I turn the bag upright. I keep all my bags in the freezer like a filing cabinet. It’s really easy to find stuff this way.
Whenever I have overripe bananas I cut them into chunks, wrap them in foil and set them in the freezer. They’re perfect for smoothies this way. I don’t use ice when I use frozen fruit. So yummy!
This may be my favorite smoothie ever
I stayed up way too late last night looking for songs on iTunes. I normally don’t spend too much time selecting music, I just listen to whatever my friends suggest for me. As for yoga, I appreciate a good soundtrack during group classes but at home I like to practice outside with the birds chirping. However last week when I taught my own classes at the campground I realized that leaving the music up to chance isn’t ideal. So last night I set out to find some stuff for this Saturday’s classes.
(I already have this cd. I bought it at the Kripalu gift shop.)
All Levels Vinyasa
Warm Up: Shiva Shankar by Jaya Lakshmi
Sun Salutations: Beautiful Day by U2
Warriors & other standing poses: Love is My Religion by Ziggy Marley, Upside Down by Jack Johnson, Pale Horses by Moby
Standing Balances, abs, backbends: Country Lane by Telekinesis, Reckoner by Radiohead, Therapy by India Arie
Seated poses: Shine by Laura Izibor, Come to Me by Wah!
Savasana: Purnima Namashkar by Chinmaya Dunster
*Of course the timing is anyone’s guess.
Pandora‘s Global Chill station
It’s $34 for commercial free radio for the year.
Games and getting to know each other activities: Hey Soul Sister by Train, Good Life by OneRepublic
*The past few weeks I’ve had a wide range of ages- from 4 to 16 years old. Kids Bop doesn’t work for the teenagers, so I tried Pandora’s pop station. Last Saturday they requested “yoga music” so we listened to the Global Chill station. They liked it but I definitely want to keep things interesting for them.
What songs do you like to listen to during yoga?