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September 19, 2014

Fall Classes starting in October!

As athletes, we are always looking for ways to support other athletes through yoga.

We are excited to be teaming up with two local Crossfit Boxes to offer the benefits of yoga to their workouts.

Not a Crossfitter? No worries! We would love to have you join our class! Just don’t expect a quiet atmosphere with incense burning. We teach for all levels, athlete or not, and you will receive all the benefits that come from yoga. Movement of the body is a BIG part of staying healthy and active.
Starting October 1st, we will be teaching yoga classes at Bayou City Crossfit & Imperium Crossfit.

We will be offering two Free Community Classes in September at our two crossfit locations.

Bayou City Crossfit Free Community class – Saturday, Sept 20 @ 10:15am
Monthly Packages Available for Mondays/Wednesdays @ 7pm starting Oct 1

Imperium Crossfit Free Community class – Thursday, Sept 25 @ 7pm
Monthly Packages available for Tuesdays/Thursdays @ 7pm starting Oct 2

At the community events, we will be offering a ONE TIME GRAND OPENING RATE of $55/month for unlimited auto renew for classes that start in October at these two locations.
You can either have a package through Bayou City OR Imperium Crossfit.

Pricing for:
Members​​​ ​​​Non (Crossfit) Members:
6x/month – $60​​​​​ 6x/month – $84
8x/month – $72​​​ ​​8x/month – $100
Drop in – $15​​​​​​ Drop in – $18

Locations:
Bayou City Crossfit
3622 Golf Dr, Houston, TX 77018
In the heart of the GOOF

Imperium Crossfit
1718 W 23rd St, Houston, TX 77008
Off of Ella near TC Jester

September 4, 2014

Chia Seed Pudding

Ingredients:
3 Tablespoons chia seeds
1 Cup non-dairy milk (I used SO-delicious coconut milk)
1/2 Teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 1/2 to 3 Teaspoons honey
1/2 Teaspoon cinnamon

Directions:
Add all ingredients in a canning jar. Seal. Shake vigorously. Refrigerate overnight.

When you’re ready to eat, feel free to eat this treat plain or add your favorite toppings (ie rasberries, nuts, coconut, blueberries, banana, etc.)

Makes 1 serving. It’s really easy to triple this recipe and make a few breakfast options for when you’re on the go! This recipe is so healthy it can be used for breakfast, a snack or a dessert!

Source: Oh She Glows Cookbook

September 4, 2014

Cold Summer Coffee

Makes a pitcher for the week!

Ingredients
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp cardamom
4 cups coffee (your favorite roast)*
1 cup protein powder**
10 dates
2 cups coconut milk

*I use HEB San Antonio Roast. It’s pure heaven.

**I use Raw Protein Chocolate. 100% Plant Based. 100% Delicious.
Directions

1. Brew coffee with spices.

2. Blend coffee, coconut milk, dates and hemp powder in a high speed blender until smooth. I use a Vitamix Blender. Worth every penny.

3. Pour serving into canning jars. Seal. Refrigerate.

3. Enjoy each morning to wake you up, energize you and keep you feeling satisfied, with out the crash.

What’s Your Go-To ‘Pick Me Up’ Recipe?

Source: http://www.mindbodygreen.com and Hungry for Change

September 3, 2014

Green Juice – Nature's Gift

Simply put, green juice heals. It energizes. It regulates. It rocks!

Ingredients:
1 Green Apple
1 Cucumber
4 Celery Stalks
4-6 Kale Leaves
1/4 Lemon, peeled
1″ Ginger

Directions:
Run through Juicer
Pour over Ice
Enjoy!

September 3, 2014

Green Juice – Nature’s Gift

Simply put, green juice heals. It energizes. It regulates. It rocks!

Ingredients:
1 Green Apple
1 Cucumber
4 Celery Stalks
4-6 Kale Leaves
1/4 Lemon, peeled
1″ Ginger

Directions:
Run through Juicer
Pour over Ice
Enjoy!

September 2, 2014

A Yoga WOD

That’s right. A Yoga WOD.

We are happy to announce that we will be teaching yoga at Bayou City CrossFit! Please join us on Saturday, 9/20 at 10:15 AM. If you’re looking for max performance, join us at 9 AM for a CF WOD first! We will follow the WOD with a Yoga session. All are welcome and the event is FREE!

Post WOD we will have a special sign up rate for future yoga classes at BCCF! You don’t want to miss out!

Bayou City CrossFit

3622 Golf Dr, Houston, TX 77018
(713) 230-8299

 

 

July 29, 2014

Summer Corn Succotash

PREP TIME
10 mins
COOK TIME
15 mins
TOTAL TIME
25 mins

A refreshing, light succotash made with cancer fighting veggies and protein rich beans. I got this recipe from the Nutrition Stripped website. The Author is McKel Hill, MS, RD, LDN. She is fantastic!! I noted some substitutes I used below. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

Author: McKel Hill, MS, RD, LDN
Recipe type: a la carte, side dish
Serves: 8+

INGREDIENTS
3 ears corn (yields about 1½ cups kernels) or 1 1/2 cups frozen corn
1 cup red pepper, diced
1 cup black beans
1 cup chickpeas
½ cup red onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons coconut oil
½ tablespoon ground cumin
pinch of sumac, ground or juice of one lemon
sea salt and black pepper to taste
chives, diced for garnish
fresh avocado slices, for garnish

INSTRUCTIONS
Start by shucking the corn. I find it helpful to hold one end of the corn and resting the other end on a ramekin that’s placed inside a large bowl. By doing this you catch all the corn kernels that fly off your knife when cutting down, the ramekin just gives it a bit of elevation. OR, use frozen corn.
In a medium skillet, heat coconut oil. Add onion and stir until translucent, add garlic and seasonings. Cook for 5 minutes or until the onions start to get caramelized.
Add in the corn and red peppers, cook for another 5 minutes, add in the beans.
Adjust seasonings to taste.
Garnish with fresh chives or avocado before enjoying.

June 18, 2014

Introducing Randi Poullard

YAX has been so fortunate to grow over the last year, and we are adding to our crew!

We are happy to introduce Randi Poullard as our newest Yoga Athletex instructor. Randi comes to us with an RYT 200 certification and having practiced yoga for 10 years. She has experience with prenatal yoga and kids yoga, but her passion is power-based flow. A special flow with Randi flare!

Randi’s love for yoga started while pregnant with her second son. Initially, the mental benefits drew her in, but seeing progress in her strength and balance kept her coming back to her mat day after day. Randi quickly realized that her life calling was to share her joy of yoga with others.

She aims to help students deepen their personal yoga growth by becoming confident from the inside out. Achieving a personal yoga practice is something she strives for with each student. Her classes are a blend of holding postures and creative flows that link strength, balance and breath. Off the mat, you will find her seeking adventure with her husband and two amazing kids.

Please join us in welcoming Randi! 

June 10, 2014

RUN 10 FEED 10

As you know, Patricia & Kalynn were selected to represent Houston as 2014 Women’s Health Magazine Action Heros! Our main goal as Action Heros is to support and promote the Run 10 Feed 10 campaign, hosted by Women’s Health. With August coming to a close, we are ready to ramp up our fundraising and recruit for the Yoga Athletex 10K team! Are you ready? 

Before you donate and/or decide to participate, let us tell you a little bit more about this great cause.

Right now, 49 million Americans are going hungry—they don’t know when they will get their next meal. The reality is there IS enough food in the world today for everyone to get the nourishment they need for a healthy and productive life.

Hunger is the world’s most solvable problem.

It’s a problem we can find a solution to. Together, we can make a huge impact in a very simple way. All you have to do is RUN (or walk)!

On Saturday, September 27th, 2014, WH will once again host a run with a mission. Run (or walk) a 10K with us, and you will instantly provide 10 meals for those going hungry in your local and surrounding communities. You can join us by racing in our local Houston Fun Run, hosted by Women’s Health, Finish Strong Sports and Yoga Athletex! This is also the day of Patricia’s 30th birthday so we plan to make it a huge celebration to support this cause so dear to us.

To sign-up, there’s two things you can do. You can either (1) register to RUN (or walk) on our team OR (2) you can just donate! If you’re an over achiever, you can do both!

(1) – Register for the run using PROMO CODE: WHEVANS for a $5 discount off of $35. ONLY $30 to participate!!! This is all you need to do to register for the race and can automatically be on our team.

(2) – Sign up to be on our YAX team and donate or recruit other donors & runners to join! We have some YAX swag in store for our team members! This option for those of you who want to donate extra and/or recruit others to donate as well.

Scared to run a 10K? No problem. Download this app for your own personal training program. Please reach out to us with any questions or concerns. We are here to coach you through the process! Looking forward to running with you toward a great cause! September 27th, here we come!

June 10, 2014

Thai Peanut Empowered Noodle Bowl

Recipe Courtesy of Oh She Glows

Ingredients

For the Thai Peanut Sauce:
1 large clove garlic
2 tablespoons (30 mL) toasted sesame oil
3 tablespoons (45 mL) natural smooth peanut butter or almond butter
2 teaspoons (10 mL) grated fresh ginger (optional)
3 tablespoons (45 mL) fresh lime juice, plus more as needed
2 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon (37 mL) low-sodium tamari
1 to 2 teaspoons (5 to 10 mL) granulated sugar

For the Salad:
4 ounces (115 g) gluten-free soba (buckwheat) noodles (Can substitute brown rice noodles. I’ve used both and they worked great!)
Extra-virgin olive oil, for the noodles
1 (16-ounce/454-g) bag frozen shelled edamame, thawed
1 red bell pepper, diced
1/2 seedless (English) cucumber, diced
1 carrot, julienned
4 green onions, chopped, plus more for serving
1/4 cup (60 mL) fresh cilantro leaves, chopped
Sesame seeds, for serving

Instructions

Make the Thai Peanut Sauce:
In a mini or regular food processor, combine the garlic, sesame oil, peanut butter, ginger (if using), lime juice, tamari, sugar (if using), and 2 to 3 tablespoons (30–45 mL) water. Process until combined. I used my vitamix to blend this and it worked perfectly!

Make the Salad:
Cook the soba noodles according to the instructions on the package. Be sure not to overcook them—they should only take 5 to 9 minutes, depending on the brand. Drain the noodles and rinse them under cold water. Transfer the noodles to a large bowl and toss them with a drizzle of extra-virgin olive oil (this prevents the noodles from sticking together).
Add the edamame, bell pepper, cucumber, carrot, green onions, and cilantro to the bowl with the noodles and toss until well combined.
Pour your desired amount of the dressing over the salad and toss to coat. (Any leftover dressing will keep in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.)
Portion the salad into 4 bowls and garnish each serving with a sprinkle of sesame seeds and some green onions. Serve any leftover dressing on the side.

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