Three tips to help make the fall season power packed:
1. With the change of seasons and cooler weather, keep active to stay warm.
-Just five minutes at the beginning of the day can change your metabolism.
– Daily powerhouse exercises heat the body. Try the “killer ab series” for daily heat:
single leg stretch, double leg stretch, scissors, double leg lowers, criss cross
2. Rediscover a power house of an ancient food that I am in love with: -Quinoa is actually a seed discovered by the Incas that dates back 4000 years. They called it “gold” because they believed it increased the stamina of the warriors.
-a complete protein containing all 9 amino acids
-rich in iron, B2, manganese and lysine
-all of this means, it helps keep red blood cells healthy, essential for tisue repair and formation of healthy bones and teeth, helps eliminate free radicals, improves energy metabolism within brain and muscle cells.
Preparation: rinse seeds thoroughly, simmer in covered pot: one part quinoa to two parts water or broth for 15 minutes, use like you would rice or other grains. It’s yummy!
3. Discover the power of pumpkins. -they are one of the richest natural sources of vitamin A, C, and E.
That got me thinking…How about quinoa stuffed pumpkins?
I am sharing two different stuffed pumpkin recipes on the website.
Just go to mayaaubreypilates.com and click on the blog for stuffed pumpkin recipes.