In: Green Drink
March 17, 2014
Happy St. Patrick’s Day! If you found yourself in a rush this morning forgetting to wear green. Don’t be stressed, just print out these free no pinch zone signs here! Then hang them in your office, house, class room, wherever pinching is a possible threat!
1. St. Patrick wasn’t Irish.
St. Patrick wasn’t Irish, and he wasn’t born in Ireland. Patrick’s parents were Roman citizens living in modern-day England.
St. Patrick died on March 17, 461 AD.
3.Green has not always been the color associated with St. Patrick’s Day
Hard to believe, but St. Patrick’s color was blue. The Order of St. Patrick, established in 1783, selected blue as its color because dark green was already taken. Green became popular with the 1798 Irish Rebellion when wearing a clover on a lapel became a sign.
The shamrock is a popular Irish symbol, but it is not the symbol of Ireland. As early as the medieval period, the harp has appeared on Irish gravestones and manuscripts. It is the only country to have an instrument as their symbol.
5. St. Patrick used the shamrock to preach about the trinity.
Many claim the shamrock represents faith, hope, and love, or any number of other things but it was actually used by Patrick to teach the mystery of the Holy Trinity, and how three things, the Father, The Son, and the Holy Spirit could be separate entities.
St. Patrick’s Day Green Drink!
1 frozen large banana (Helpful Hint: peel the banana before you freeze)
February 26, 2014
Happy National Pistachio Day
February 26th 2014
Eating pistachios may help to prevent Type 2 diabetes. 60 percent of the recommended daily value of the mineral phosphorous is contained in just one cup of pistachios. As well as breaking down proteins into amino acids, phosphorous aids glucose tolerance.
Pistachios are a great source of vitamin E, a powerful fat-soluble antioxidant, essential for maintaining the integrity of cell membranes and often recommended for healthy and beautiful skin. Vitamin E does an excellent job protecting the skin from UV damage, providing daily defense against premature aging and skin cancer.
- 1/2 cup almond milk
- 1 Cup Kale leaves
- 2 Bananas (frozen makes it creamier)
- 1/2 cup pistachios
- 3 Tbsp Honey
- 1 tsp Vanilla
- 1/2 tsp Ginger
- pinch of salt
- 2 Cups ice (Less if using frozen banana)
February 12, 2014
Living a healthy and happy lifestyle can be harder than you think. This tip combined with your CO-E1 will make you unstoppable. Here is a quick and refreshing way to get a great start to the day for breakfast or a quick snack.
If you haven’t heard of green smoothies you haven’t been paying attention. They are they latest trend and a quick way to get greens and other great vitamins and fiber into your diet. There are a million recipes out there the one we like here at Enada is an easy one.
You take 1 cup of spinach or Kale (or both)
1c almond milk
1Tb. fresh lemon juice
1tsp. chia seeds
1tsp. flax seed.
Combine all the ingredients in a blender and drink up! You can add ice to thicken if you prefer.
Also for those of us in a hurry, when you have a day off, take a moment and make a whole bunch of green smoothie and then freeze it in a muffin tin. When the mixure is all frozen you can transfer it to a plastic bag and store in the freezer. Then whenever you are in a hurry for breakfast or need a quick snack you can pull out some of your frozen green drink, blend it up with some almond milk, water, or juice and you are good to go.