Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Greatist, Pomegranate & A Giveaway!

Good afternoon Beautiful,

I took yesterday as kind of a second “rest” day. I worked all day and decided I didn’t want to blog last night because I really needed to spend a few hours studying and doing school work. Well, I didn’t get out of the office until late, had to go home and pick up C, then go to the grocery store to pick up food and C’s dry cleaning because he’s at a leadership summit for today and tomorrow so he needed nice clean clothes! Needless to say when we finally did get home I had about 2 hours to do school work. I finished the chapter about water, and basically how our tap water is an unnatural, processed substance and the best ways to filter water to ensure you are getting natural minerals and not as many chemicals. It was very interesting!
Now I’m on the chapter about carbohydrates (CHO) and monosaccharides and disaccharides and all those fun things that I remember learning about in college and wonder now why I didn’t pay better attention…. So because last night I was getting like 10000 different terms thrown in my face, I decided to start making study cards. What an odd feeling having to make study cue cards AGAIN. Tonight I’m going to be adding to my stash of study cards because C isn’t home and the only thing on TV is the election, so I think it’s a great way to spend my night!
Today Jenny and I did a fun circuit workout! We wanted to get in a quick workout because the both of us have a ton of work to do so this is what we did!
6 rounds, 10 reps of each
1. Assisted pull-ups
2. Kettlebell swings
3. Bicep curls w/ 10lbs dumbbells (Jenny did body weight squats)
4. Medicine ball bounces as hard as you can
5. Sit-ups on a stability ball
6. Push-ups
Both she and I were really sweaty by the time we were done! It was great – and after my work out, I got to use my new Sun Warrior protein! It definitely had a different consistency than my regular protein, but it wasn’t bad. I mean, protein powder and water isn’t normally delicious so I didn’t have high expectations. The selling point to me isn’t the taste so much as it making me feel ok and being organic and healthy and all of that fun stuff.
When C and I went to the grocery store last night I bought a pomegranate. Have you ever peeled your own pomegranate to get the seeds? I’ve done this before but I think I forgot how complicated it was. Basically you have to peel the whole thing under water so that the juice of the seeds doesn’t fly everything and stain everything it touches. So it looked like this…

But it’s great because it resulted in this….
They are so pretty!!
In traditional Sarah, holistic-nutritionist student in training fashion, I want to provide you with the reasons why pomegranate seeds are so great for you!
-          They are super low in calories… in about 100g (3/4 of a cup, give or take) there’s only 83 calories!
-          They are a great way to get Vitamin C and K (vitamin C aids in immune system function, wound healing, promotion of healthy gums and the manufacture of collagen and elastin. Vitamin K is important for maintaining strong bones as well as proper blood clotting).
-          They are rich in phytochemicals which are substances found in minute quantities in plant foods that fight disease (like cancer).
You’ve tried pomegranates before right? If not – I would highly recommend that you head on out and buy some while they’re plentiful at the supermarket now! J
In some recent news, today I was accepted as a Greatist Ambassador! Greatest is an awesome website full of healthy living, healthy eating, fitness and wellness articles! There are a TON of amazing resources on Greatist (click here to go to the website directly). On the website it says:
Everyone has a choice to be more fit, healthy and happy. And though our goals and ambitions are often similar, each person is unique, every story different! A greatest is someone who chooses better to improve their fitness, health and happiness. Are you a greatist?
Greatist.com is the trusted health & fitness source for the young, savvy and social. Health and fitness is hard. We want to make it easier. And so for starters, we believe you deserve better content than what’s out there now.
To read the whole “about” section, click here! I think I’m a great fit for a Greatist Ambassador because I totally agree that fitness and health is hard but I also know that what you get out of it only depends on what you put into it so being smart and having the right knowledge about it is essential! So yay for Greatist!
In some more fun news, tonight is the first night of my next giveaway. So for the next week, I will be holding a giveaway for a package of the new holiday tea from David’s Tea – Vanilla Orchid! The folks at David’s Tea know how big of a fan I am of their products so they supplied me with a fantastic 50g bag to giveaway to one of my lucky readers!  Check out the Rafflecopter below on how you can enter!
a Rafflecopter giveaway

This is the tea:


It looks delicious and I wish I could keep it for myself!

Tell me - how is your week going? I'm taking Friday off to prepare for my birthday party so the week is creeping along fairly slowly!!

Stay sweet.
xoxo

86 comments:

  1. I love pomegranates! I have a whole post on a little tool that makes deseeding so easy! http://fightingforwellness.wordpress.com/2012/02/21/how-to-deseed-a-pomegranate/

    One of my favorite types of tea is Celestial's Candy Cane lane. YUM!!

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  2. I LOVE any sweet teas; my favorite tea, though, is chamomille - sleepy time ;)

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  3. I Love Pom's - I freely admit I rock the box of pre-seeded ones at Costco.

    My favourite tea is Organic Blueberry Jam from David's, but this Vanilla looks amazing!

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  4. I love Pom's, but I admit to buying the pre-seeded ones from Costco.

    My favourite tea is Organic Blueberry Jam from David's Tea.

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  5. Oooh I love this giveaway!! Nothing better on a cold night then a cup of hot tea :)

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  6. oh and my current favorite tea right now is vanilla honey bush, good substitute instead of dessert lol

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  7. I love raspberry hibiscus with a bit of honey and cocoa powder and it tastes like chocolate covered raspberries!

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  8. Love peppermint tea a lot and blueberry tea!

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  9. I have just found a new love for tea. So right now i really don't have a fav yet.

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  10. LOVE DAVIDS TEA!! tehe totally addicted!

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  11. Love the new look!

    I am a big fan of David's Tea - Toasted Marshmallow is my current favorite. Nice giveaway!

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  12. So far I haven't met a tea I haven't liked.

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  13. I'm intimidated by Pomegranates - I bought one once and it went bad while I fretted about what to do with it, maybe I should try again!

    I love Greatist and happy to hear you'll be a part of it!

    Thanks again for the bok choy inspiration - will be on meal 4 by lunch today!

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  14. My favourite tea is Green and Fruity, but I want to try more. (I just recently got on the David's Tea train, and will never go back to bagged grocery store tea again!) I'd love to win this Vanilla Orchid tea so I can grow my tea-drinking repertoire!

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  15. I love vanilla flavored black teas. Its a recent development though, so I think it probably isn't going to over-take my general love of dark oolongs. :)

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  16. I love tea! Possible fav would be Read My Lips from Davids :)

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  17. My favourite tea right now is David's Tea Cookie Dough Flavour! I have a super sweet tooth, so every time I crave those sweets, I opt for the tea instead and it curbs those cravings! Yum

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  18. I love tea! A possible fav would be 'read my lips' from Davids.

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  19. My favourite tea flavour is Cookie Dough! I have a super sweet tooth, so every time I crave those sweets, I opt for a tea instead and it gets rid of those cravings! Yum!

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  20. Ouuu, any tea flavoured with vanilla is lovely!

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  21. I'm a HUGE fan of David's Tea, I just can't get enough!

    Right now my favorite tea, especially since the weather is getting colder and colder, is their Chocolate chili chai :)

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  22. Ouuu, a vanilla tea! I have yet to meet one I don't like the flavour of.

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  23. I love David's Tea, became a huge fan of them this year and my life will never be the same again! Also, pomegranates are amazing and especially good at keeping you healthy while others are suffering from flu and the cold!

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  24. I'm addicted to David's Tea (I love them all!), and am DYING to try their entire new holiday line - including this one, which sounds delish! Problem: Boyfriend has forbidden me from buying more until I drink what I have. Solution: winning a tea isn't "buying"! ;)

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  25. My favourite tea is Davids Tea's Oh Canada!

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  26. Love David's tea. Love Oh Canada!

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  27. I love David's tea! Forever Nuts is definitely my favourite!

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  28. My faveorite is spearamint right now! Just so refreshing!

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  29. Fav Tea of the moment - anything green & vegetal... especially loving the korean seyjak.

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  30. Favorite tea is Root Bear by Davids - I love Davids Tea so much!

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  31. I just put in my annual David's Tea order, but I overlooked this one.

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  32. I just put in my annual David's Tea, but i overlooked that one :)

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  33. Any time I get the winter blues its a happy reminder that pomegranates are in season and a quick trip to the produce isle gets my spirits in a happier mood... that and a hot cup of Earl Grey.

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  34. I love David's Tea! My current favourites are Big Apple and Chocolate Rocket.

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  35. Love the sounds of your workout :-)

    My fav tea is the Dark and Stormy Night and Goji Berry!

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  36. So many to choose from! Right now i would have to go with Banana Dream Pie!

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  37. It's so hard to pick just one favourite tea from David's tea but lately I'm loving Stormy Night & Coffee Chili Chai.

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  38. I am so happy to have found another Canadian blogger! I love David's Tea. My current favourite is organic green seduction (its a green tea with pomegranates).

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  39. Chai tea is a fave of mine.

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  40. My favorite tea right now its David's Tea's Cookie Dough! I'm obsessed! So yummy and comforting without all the calories and tummyaches!

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  41. I'm currently obsessed with David's Tea's Cookie Dough tea. So comforting and yummy without all the calories or tummyaches!

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  42. I love chai and green and constant comment.

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  43. i love chai and green and constant comment

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  44. Chocolate chai is my current favourite.

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  45. Chai is my favorite tea, but I'm branching out into sweet fruit teas lately. I'm trying to be a tea-girl. :)

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  46. That's a tough one...So many great flavours! My faves are Forever Nuts and Mint Chocolate! Yummo!

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  47. My favorite tea is Happy Kombucha from david's tea, makes me feel like a hippie when I drink it!

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  48. I absolutely love David's Creme Caramel Rooibos. It's like a warm hug on a cold day :)

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  49. I love David's Creme Caramel Rooibos. It's like a warm hug on a cold day :)

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  50. I love David's "Mother's Little Helper". I think I will pick up some pomegranates when I go shopping later today :)

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  51. My favorite is licorice tea...always makes me happy! Cheers!

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  52. Yum! I LOVE pomegranates!! My favorite tea currently is Lipton's Superfruit Green Tea - Cranberry and Pomegranate! It's delish! I love David's tea too - Can't wait to try more flavors!
    --Christie Parks

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  53. I've tried posting 3 times, but I'm not sure if my posts are getting through! <3

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  54. I have 2 pomegranates in my fridge right now! Yum! That tea sounds Amazing :)

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  55. I love peppermint tea especially, though I can't really say I've ever come across a tea that I didn't like haha. :)

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  56. my favorite David's tea is Pure Chai but they are all awesome :))

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  57. My favorite David's tea is Pure Chai, but I love them all.;0

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  58. Being English I love tea, fruity tea is my favorite

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  59. My Fav David's Tea is Jessie's Tea!

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  60. I love all tea but green if for sure my fav! and this cocoa mint one i just bought online!

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  61. My favorite tea is the Tazo Zen green tea! YUM!

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  62. Anything with vanilla makes me happy. I do not like chocolate; I like vanilla.

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  63. I love any and every kind of tea I've tried! Double Dark Chocolate Mate is my current favorite :)

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  64. Love tea! Never tried Davids so this would be fun if I won!

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