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Simple Pleasures #17: Goji Berries & Their Amazingness

Goji berries may give you super powers. Ok, they may not make your fly or walk through walls but they will keep your body healthy and energy lifted. Goji berries have recently been introduced into the western world only in the last few years, but have been part of the diets of Tibet and China for thousands of years. They gained popularity quickly when word spread of their super power health benefits. If you have already added these delicious little berries to your diet, then keep on truck’n, if not, it may be time for you jump on the goji wagon. The Benefits:…

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Food Porn: 5 Scrumptious Brunch Ideas + Simple Pleasure #5

Who doesn’t love brunch? There is just something about eating a late breakfast (or early lunch) with probably way too much food than you need that just gives me that more fuzzy feeling. In my household we probably make or go out for brunch every weekend. It’s almost a weekend necessity. I also love trying new restaurants, but last weekend we made brunch at home and there was something really rewarding about sitting at the table munching down some delicious food that I JUST MADE! Oh and the mimosas… gathering of family and/or friends… coffee… pancakes… oh the pleasures of…

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Simple Pleasure #8: Hugging a Tree

Go on, hug one. It feels good. Do you know what trees do for us. I’m sure you do if you really think about it… they supply us with tasty, yummy oxygen. Yes, but do you know what else? They make life more pleasant. Most of us respond to trees beyond just observing their beauty. We may tend to feel serene, peaceful, restful, and/or tranquil when we are around trees. Trees alter the environment in which we live. They moderate the climate, improve air quality, conserve water, and harbor wildlife. Also they provide us a great way to get a…

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Simple Pleasure #43: Avocados

Oh those avocados. They are one of my favorite fruits. Yep, if you didn’t know already, avocados are considered a fruit. Are you ready to hear more facts about avocados? They are insanely good for you. They’ve got a bad rap (just like coconuts) but I’m out to change that. On most days I’ll eat a whole avocado a day (you can imagine I go through a lot of avocados each week but well worth it). Ok so here’s the facts people… Way to go San Diego! – San Diego County is the Avocado Capital of the U.S., producing 60…

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Simple Pleasure #35: CUPCAKES!!!

One of my favorite things. And no, it’s not of an all of a sudden thing. I’ve loved them forever. They seem to be quite popular now, although my Mom has informed me that “pie” is the new thing now. Pie… sshhh… cupcakes is where it’s at. There is a place down in the village of La Jolla called Cups. They are my favorite right now. They are all organic and use all local ingredients. But really when it comes down to it, put a cupcake in front of me and I’ll eat it. See… … Proof that personal trainers…

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Simple Pleasure #22: Coconuts!!!

Can I just say how much I love coconuts. They have got to be right up there with my favorite things. Pretty much anything coconut does me good… raw coconut, coconut water, oil, curry, ice-cream, macaroons, scrambled eggs… huh, wait? Scrambled eggs??? Yep… it’s a little trick of mine. I take coconut milk from the can and whip it into my eggs before I cook them. It makes them nice a fluffy and gives them a nice flavor as well. I think coconuts have gotten a bad rap… they are very nutritious. Maybe you already know how great they are……

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Simple Pleasure #60: Farmer's Markets

I Love, Love, Love farmer’s markets!!! Fresh produce, friendly faces, free samples, live music, dancing kids, art, … really just can’t get any better. Every Sunday I head to my local market and get my produce for the week. How great is it to know you are supporting local farms and organic agriculture? Sometimes they have better deals than the stores because they come straight from the farm… my favorite is the free samples. Free samples of everything! Oranges, mangos, tomatoes, chocolate, green drink, cookies, even cactus. Lovin’ life at the farmer’s market! You can shop a farmers market one…

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