Finding Balance & a Green Tea Coconut Drink

by Melissa on January 27, 2012



As a Type A personality, though I may appear calm and relaxed on the outside, my mind is usually a constant whirlwind of thoughts, wants, ambitions… that godforsaken to-do list and must-accomplish-by-this-age list.

Recently, I have been having trouble finding balance in my life. I have neglected writing on this blog and keeping up with reading your blog posts on my Google reader. When I start neglecting this blog, that only means that things at have been keeping me busy. And boy have I been busy, with launching Imperial Fez’s website, working on Sprig Restaurant’s marketing collateral & and branding a new mobile yoga studio business.

All very exciting stuff, but I have missed writing and photographing for this blog dearly.

I need to find balance in my life.

Enter yoga.

Yoga is something that I need. Not only to prevent injury, but to also give myself the time to center my thoughts and calm my mind.

And to bribe myself into going to more yoga classes? I got myself a snazzy new yoga bag.

I have been lusting over this lululemon tote ever since Alison posted about it on her blog. Being the frugal person that I can be (especially when I don’t need something), I held off buying the tote since it was a bit pricey and I already have a gym bag that I was okay with. But, earlier this month I saw that the tote was on sale so I snagged one.



I’m in love already. It fits all of my yoga clothes, swimsuit and gym shoes… and my laptop. Heck yeah! If a bag can fit my laptop, it’s pretty much a winner in my book.

After a yoga class, refueling is a must. And since I have been on a smoothie streak, I’m continuing it with a Green Tea Coconut drink this week.

Matcha powder, have you heard of it? It’s this expensive Japanese green tea powder that is packed with antioxidants. It exceeds green tea in nutrients because instead of brewing the green leaf, you are ingesting it.

And if you’re like me, I prefer cold drinks especially after a workout. So, here is a quick cold matcha drink recipe that you can whip up in about 3 minutes.



Green Tea Coconut Drink (serves 2)
1 1/2 cups Coconut Dream drink
2 tsp matcha green tea powder
1 banana
1 tbsp agave nectar (more if you like your drink sweeter)
4 – 5 ice cubes

Instructions:
Blend all ingredients in a blender, then serve and enjoy!

 




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Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga
January 27, 2012 at 3:16 pm

I’ve seen that tote, too, and on Alison’s blog (love her!) and now I want it even more!

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Tracy @ Daily Deal Blog
February 13, 2012 at 9:38 pm

I love its color… a refreshing drink to start the day. Great photos too!

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