Chillin’ with lime basil sorbet

Enjoy this fast, easy and refreshing “amuse bouche”.  This lime basil sorbet can be served as a pallet cleanser, dessert, snack or add some rum for a frozen daiquiri. Simple ingredients, ready in minutes.

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Let’s Get Grounded

I  started hiking three years ago, with trepidation, having never done more than some leaps across a dance studio before that.  Last September I celebrated my 60th birthday with a two week hike through the Swiss Alps.  I would never have dreamed of doing that if I hadn’t conquered my fears and taken ACTION.
Todays video is a yogic technique for conquering fear and strengthening your root chakra. A simple and effective technique

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Brain Fog

Have you been experiencing a lack of focus, poor memory, difficulty finding the right word or learning new things?  You may be experiencing brain fog.  Many things affect brain health including food. Today we are looking at a super food that can feed your brain the fuel it needs for optimal health, walnuts.

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Take good care of your kidneys.

It’s the time of the season for celebrating. That could mean eating and drinking in access, forgetting to drink enough water and nourish yourself.  And Baby, it’s cold outside.  All of that can affect your kidneys.  Here are some fun facts and ways to stay healthy this holiday season.

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Kale conga!

Kale is the king of the vegetables! Loaded with vitamins, nutrients, fiber and alkalinity. Learn how to make a delicious, raw massaged kale salad.  This is an update from my original kale salad.  Let Petite Amour Child help you dance through a nutrient packed recipe.

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zoodles?!

Looking for a healthy, gluten free alternative for pasta?  Gluten can cause inflammation. This week I’m showing you a quick, easy and fun way to turn your vegetables into pasta.

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Food Detective

What unhealthy food traps are lurking in your cupboard?

The FDA has just declared that all partially hydrogenated oils will be banned….in 2018.They know those ugly fats are responsible for a number of diseases.  Your mission, should you decide to accept is:  Get them out now with a kitchen detox.

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Let’s do the twist!

The Twist.  Here’s a beautiful Pilates exercise done on the reformer that has it all.

Shoulder and arm strength, flexibility and killer core work. Follow these simple steps on the mat to build the strength to nail it on the reformer.

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Got (nut) milk?

Almond milk is chock full of vitamins as well as being sweet and delicious.  It’s also very easy to make yourself, for a fraction of the cost of boxed, with no preservatives.  I’ll show you how to make it in 3 easy steps in less than 3 minutes. Enjoy,  partner.

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Chi, baby

Is it “chi” or “qi”?  However you spell it, we are talking about the life force in your body.  If you are feeling tired or stagnant, move your chi and you can feel better instantly.  Try this two minute pick me up to feel GOOD.

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tis the season: drink up

Don’t forget to give yourself the gift of hydration.  Learn the benefits of drinking up to motivate you, especially at this time of year.

If you would like to donate money to bring fresh water to under developed countries, this organization gives 100% of your tax deductible contribution to water projects. You can contribute any amount. It’s very simple and legit. Just visit this great website (after watching my video of course).  Everyone deserves fresh water. Thank you!

my.charitywater.org/tis-the-season-2

 

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My Sweet Potato

Have a laugh and a dance with Petite Child as she shares her favorite, healthy, two minute recipe for the sweet potato.

This vegetable is mother nature’s richest source of beta carotene.

The recipe is at the end of the video.

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4-7-8 breath

Learn a quick, simple, ancient breathing technique that will calm your nervous system, curve your cravings and help you fall asleep at night.  It’s as simple as 4-7-8.

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Disc a-go-go

Are you having one of those “bad back” days?  Do you want your back pain to “go go”?  Here are a few simple ways to get out of spazm and find your mobility.  Learn how the discs need to move in every direction with a few simple exercises.

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Another cup of Joe

After an inspiring trip to the Gila Wilderness,  I was thankful for the strength Pilates gave me to endure and thrive on an 18 mile trek.  Let’s love those 100’s and enjoy the footage at the end, of Joe, circa 1936, working out in the woods.

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Keep your cool

Petite Amour Child (Julia Child’s illegitimate love child) is back with a cool summer recipe to beat the heat.  A tasty way to enjoy the benefits of raw cabbage, almonds and sunflower seeds.  Just add chicken or shrimp for a complete easy meal in a bowl. Bon Appetite!

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The power of words.

Words can make you depressed, ecstatic, make you feel loved or lonely.  You can use them to strengthen your chakras and calm your mind. Have a “yummy ” time with me.

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Your Flying Trapezius

Learn how to release tension in your neck, shoulders and upper back by discovering your trapezius muscle with imagery, using the Franklin Method.  Bring the “sexy” back to your back.

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Jump!

Jumping is a great way to warm up your muscles before your Pilates mat work.  It also builds bone density, releases endorphins, burns calories and helps with lymph drainage.  Jump along with me and Joe.

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