Brittany.

tango-mango:

If you like beets you will love this. If you don’t like beets, even after trying this, nothing will change your mind.

When I bought these at our Beaverton farmers market they were so fresh there was still dirt clinging to their roots. As they were roasting in the oven a plan for creating this salad was forming in my head. I had beautiful oranges at the ready. As I thought through the colors, flavors and texture I realized in an instant that I needed pomegranate seeds. I jumped in the car and checked the time on the dashboard. As I drove to the store I wasn’t even sure if pomegranates were in season yet. Fifteen minutes later I was home, fresh pomegranate in hand.

Golden beets will turn red if they mingle with their red beet friends. You can roast them together but if you want to preserve the golden beet’s beautiful color, you should separate them as they cool. Slice them on different cutting boards and only combine them when you assemble the salad.

Beet salad with oranges and pomegranate seeds, dressed with orange vinaigrette à la tango-mango. Note: What you see in this picture shows only about two-thirds of the salad. The rest was consumed by me before I arranged the platter.

To prepare beets you will need:

  • 1 bunch baby red beets
  • 1 bunch baby golden beets
  • Olive oil

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Drizzle olive oil over beets and rub them so that beets are covered with oil. Place them in a foil or parchment-lined casserole dish. Cover with foil. Bake beets for 40 minutes or until tender when pierced with a roasting fork. If fork does not go in easily, return to oven for a 5 to 10 minutes more.

Salad ingredients:

  • Roasted, cooled beets peeled and cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • 1 naval orange, cut into supremes
  • Pomegranate seeds from 1/4 of a pomegranate
  • Fresh parsley leaves for garnish

Orange vinaigrette ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon freshly-squeezed orange juice (approximately one large orange)
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon honey
  • 3/4 cup extra virgin olive oil

Directions:

Prepare vinaigrette by whisking together orange juice, salt and honey. Emulsify the dressing by slowly pouring in olive oil as you continue to whisk.

On platter or in bowl, arrange beets and oranges, tucking in parsley occasionally. Drizzle some of the dressing over salad.

Chiropractor told me to work on my abs in order to help straighten out my lower back and prevent lower back pain…I’d also like a six pack. So here we go…

Chiropractor told me to work on my abs in order to help straighten out my lower back and prevent lower back pain…I’d also like a six pack. So here we go…

Green Monster Smoothie
1 banana, roughly chopped4 or 5 strawberries1/2 cup fresh blueberries1 small peach, peeled and roughly chopped1 heaping cup (or more) fresh spinach leaves, thoroughly rinsedsplash vanilla soy milk1 tablespoon Greek yogurt2 teaspoons honey1/2 cup crushed ice
Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Serve immediately.

Green Monster Smoothie

1 banana, roughly chopped
4 or 5 strawberries
1/2 cup fresh blueberries
1 small peach, peeled and roughly chopped
1 heaping cup (or more) fresh spinach leaves, thoroughly rinsed
splash vanilla soy milk
1 tablespoon Greek yogurt
2 teaspoons honey
1/2 cup crushed ice

Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Serve immediately.

eatright-staybright:

[WORLD’S FASTEST WORKOUT]

- Burns as many calories as a 40-60 minutes run.

- Makes your body adapt and improve very quickly.

- Increases metabolism for next 36 hrs

- Takes only FOUR minutes, no excuses. 

0:00 - Squat Thrust

0:20 - Rest

0:30 - Mountain Climbers

0:50 - Rest

1:00 - High knees

1:20 - Rest

1:30 - Jumping Jacks

1:50 - Rest

2:00 - Squat Thrust

2:20 - Rest

2:30 - Mountain Climbers

2:50 - Rest

3:00 - High Knees

3:20 - Rest

3:30 - Jumping Jacks

3:50 - Rest

4:00 - DONE !

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String Cheese

Fruit & Nuts or Justin’s Nut Butter

Granola Bars or Fruit & Nut Bars 

Hard Boiled Egg

Greek Yogurt

Hummus & Veggies 

"Set your alarm for 6am. Don’t groan when it goes off and pull the covers over your head, get up and start your day. Put on a baggy top and running shorts. Go downstairs and pour yourself a nice big glass of ice water. Cut up some fruit and mix it in with yogurt. Add some granola. Now go outside. Stretch for 10 minutes. Skip for 5 minutes. Jog for 10 minutes. Run for 10 minutes. Walk back. Lay out a towel on the ground and lie down on it. Do 50 crunches. Yes, they hurt, but they are 100% worth it. When you’re done, get in the shower. Use a nice smelling shampoo and matching conditioner. Shave your legs and wash your body. Exfoliate your face. Get out of the shower and let your hair air dry. Look in the mirror. Do you like what you see? If you do, good for you. Do this every day and you will continue to love yourself. If you don’t like what you see, do this every day and pretty soon you will. Being lazy might feel good at the time, but being active feels better in the long run. How badly do you want it?"

"Set your alarm for 6am. Don’t groan when it goes off and pull the covers over your head, get up and start your day. Put on a baggy top and running shorts. Go downstairs and pour yourself a nice big glass of ice water. Cut up some fruit and mix it in with yogurt. Add some granola. Now go outside. Stretch for 10 minutes. Skip for 5 minutes. Jog for 10 minutes. Run for 10 minutes. Walk back. Lay out a towel on the ground and lie down on it. Do 50 crunches. Yes, they hurt, but they are 100% worth it. When you’re done, get in the shower. Use a nice smelling shampoo and matching conditioner. Shave your legs and wash your body. Exfoliate your face. Get out of the shower and let your hair air dry. Look in the mirror. Do you like what you see? If you do, good for you. Do this every day and you will continue to love yourself. If you don’t like what you see, do this every day and pretty soon you will. Being lazy might feel good at the time, but being active feels better in the long run. How badly do you want it?"