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September 4, 2014

Chia Seed Pudding

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

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!

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.

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!

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

Run through Juicer
Pour over Ice

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

10 mins
15 mins
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+

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

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 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


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


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.

June 10, 2014

Let’s get sweaty, y’all!

We are beginning our 2nd week of the YAX Summer Series: Hot + Stretchy Yoga in the Park, and we are having a blast! Our first sun salutations class was a great way to welcome summer, and our first Thirsty Thursday was a hit as we gathered at Crowbar after for some much needed rehydration.

We had a fantastic turn out the first week and are thankful to all our dedicated yogis who put their health in our hands! You rock and we are thankful for you. We’ve got many different style classes planned for the next 3 months to keep it challenging. We also have some special surprises planned that you don’t wanna miss!

It’s not too late to sign up for the 3, 2 or 1 month package, and our $10 drop in rate is still a fabulous deal. Looking for a great way to kick-off your summer fitness? Just show up with your mat and some water. We’ll make you sweat.

Visit www.yogaathletex.com/getsweaty to sign up for classes.

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May 21, 2014

Hot + Stretchy Summer Series: Yoga in the Park!

We are SO excited to announce that we will be offering Yoga classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays, starting June 3rd during the summer months (June, July & August) for EVERYONE!

With the hot summer months coming, we want to take advantage of the TEXAS heat for some Hot Yoga! TC Jester Park (close to the pool) has the perfect spot for us to do this. We are going to be out there on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7-8pm to enjoy our summer, get a tan and get in shape! And we are offering an AMAZING deal for your best summer yet!! So, come join us and bring your friends! You won’t regret it.

To sign up, visit: www.yogaathletex.com/getsweaty


May 1, 2014

Yoga Retreat in Costa Rica

We have been given the opportunity to host a yoga retreat for anyone that would be interested in a little yoga, a little vacation time, and a little adventure! In order for us to host this kick ass retreat, we have to have at least 8-16 people on board! If you want to get a group of your friends to all go together on a trip, this would be perfect for that! If you want to go and make new friends, we are all about making new connections! Here at the tentative details:

Yoga & Rainforest Retreat in Costa Rica

Dates (Subject to Change): October 10-17, 2014

Where: Rancho Margot, COSTA RICA!

Instructors: Patricia & Kalynn

Price Range: ~$1400-$1800 (dependent on how many souls we get to go)

What’s Included:
7 days / 6 nights in a deluxe bungalow at Rancho Margot
Private ground transfers to and from the airport
Daily farm-fresh breakfast, lunch, and dinner
Yoga sessions each day (either in the morning or evening)
2-hour Lake Arena kayaking adventure, 2-hour hoseback ride, or zipline canopy tour
2-hour guided ranch tour
Hiking trails & meditation spaces
Use of natural warm & cold pools
Wireless Internet
All Taxes (13% in Costa Rica)

If this is appealing to you at all, please email us immediately so we can start planning this thing!!! Looking forward to spending a week with all of you & helping you in your yoga journey!