Glutamine and BCAAs

Trying out some new supplements for our 6-week nutrition & exercise challenge…

Our Glutamine choices seem pretty straightforward and these here don’t have any fillers or unnecessary coloring etc.


Body Fortress 100% Pure Glutamine Powder, 300g Jar (1ct), Nutrient Replenishment Powder for Post-Workout Recovery Glutamine Supplement


Evlution Nutrition Glutamine 5000 5 Grams of Pure Glutamine in Each Serving Unflavored Powder (60 Servings)

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For the BCAAs, it’s a little trickier. The one that comes highly recommended to us is the following one. Apparently, it’s mint flavor and goes well with the chocolate flavor protein powder 🙂


BPI Sports Best BCAA Powder, Branched Chain Amino Acids, Arctic Ice – Build Muscle, Improve Recovery and Enhanced Energy Levels 30 Servings, 10.58 Ounce

Plant Therapy Spring Blends Set

Plant Therapy has created a set with the Spring Synergies in the Spring Blends Set. Made with 100% pure, undiluted essential oils, the Spring Blends Set will be a great addition to any oil collection.

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The Spring Blends Set contains 10 ml each of Island Sunset, Morning Sunshine, and Spring Fling and comes in a box that is perfectly packaged and ready to go.

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Each of these remarkable synergies have incredible aromas that will evoke all things that you love about spring. Easy to use and an easy way to keep your favorite spring aromas with you throughout the year, the Spring Blends Set is a must-have.

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Plant Therapy Spring Blends Set 10ml morning sunshine
10ml morning sunshine

Morning Sunshine: For a morning wake-up call that is sure to awaken your senses and leave your skin feeling silky soft, dilute Morning Sunshine to 2-3% in your favorite lotion or cream. Add to a diffuser, use in an aromatherapy inhaler, or 1 drop in an aromatherapy locket when your senses need a boost anytime during the day.

Plant Therapy Spring Blends Set 10ml island sunset
10ml island sunset

Island Sunset: Create a calming, relaxing atmosphere that is reminiscent of the tropical islands by adding Island Sunset to your favorite Plant Therapy aromatherapy diffuser, aromatherapy inhaler, or add 1 drop to an aromatherapy locket or another passive diffusion. Not recommended for topical use.

Plant Therapy Spring Blends Set 10ml spring fling
10ml spring fling

Spring Fling: Create an energizing, uplifting atmosphere that will awaken the senses by adding Spring Fling to your favorite Plant Therapy diffuser, aromatherapy inhaler, or add 1 drop to an aromatherapy locket or another passive diffusion. Not recommended for topical use.

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day Green Smoothie

You don’t have to get drunk to have fun today! In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, we’ve created a Green Smoothie that will do quite the opposite; it’s not only good for you, it’s green and super tasty too! We’ve named it our Happy St. Patrick’s Day Green Smoothie – don’t worry, you can drink it any other day of the year too 🙂

St Patrick's Blender
St Patrick’s Blender

In a blender, combine:

  • 2 tablespoons Spirulina
  • 2 cups Power Greens
  • 1 cup Organic Daybreak Blend (frozen fruit)
  • 6 cups unsweetened Almond Milk
  • optional; 1-2 tablespoons Raw Honey, to taste
  • optional; 1-2 teaspoons Green Tea Matcha (for an energy boost)

Blend on high for 1 minute and serve right away in wine glasses.
Enjoy! Yields 6-8 servings

Bonus points if you’re wearing a green shirt!

I’m God’s Favorite T-Shirt

By now, many of our friends and families have seen one of us rocking our new favorite “I’m God’s Favorite.” T-Shirts and made comments and/or asked about where it came from. So, we would like to share where we got them from. It’s actually a print-on-demand Shopify store that Daniel has been working on. We have decided to open the store in progress to the public so others can buy the shirts as well. Have a large order? You’re welcome to contact us for discounted pricing.

Independence Day: This Is Your Financial Independence Day

As we’re about to celebrate the US Independence Day on July 4, I’d like to submit the idea that we can also hope for and work towards our financial independence day. Just as our founding fathers fought for our independence back in the day, so we can today also fight to become financially independent, and for some of us, mark the day on our calendar when we found ourselves there, on our very own financial independence day.

Today, I’d like to talk about a training program that I’ve been looking into over the past month called, Wealthy Affiliate. While I’ve been a web developer for over 10 years now, I’ve found the training quite useful in terms of learning how to market a website, do keyword research and generate traffic.

What does this have to do with financial independence or independence day?

The training helps ordinary people that aren’t writers or marketers find out that they can be and that they can make income on the side or even a living out of it. When you think about it, everyone is an expert on at least one subject. Wealthy Affiliate provides the training on how to put that to good use and also provides the tools to succeed.

And Wealthy Affiliate is so much more too. Wealthy Affiliate is also an online community of over 800k active members from all walks of life that help each other succeed through forums, chats, and training built from past experiences. Members share with each other what works and what does not work. Also, members help each other when they get stuck. And, members give constructive criticism and provide feedback on each others’ websites to further boost search engine rank and community engagement.

How does the Affiliate in Wealthy Affiliate become Wealthy?

Affiliate marketing. The training provided at Wealthy Affiliate is a step by step guide on how to create a new website (with WordPress) and through thorough keyword research generate organic search engine traffic. When there’s traffic on the website(s), there’s also the potential for affiliate links. Affiliate links are, essentially, links to services and products that are related to what your website is about our products and services that we recommend. Once a user clicks on such a link and buys that service or product, the website owner receives a commission. Many website owners have become quite wealthy with this strategy.

Make it your financial independence day with Wealthy Affiliate

I’d like to challenge you today to mark this day, Independence Day, as the day that you begin your journey towards financial independence by giving Wealthy Affiliate a try and give yourself a chance to benefit from the many services and features that Wealthy Affiliate has to offer.

What can I do with the Starter Membership?

Here’s a comparison chart that shows exactly what’s available with the Starter Membership vs what Premium members get. Oh, and by the way, when you’re using the free Starter Membership, you get a discount to upgrade to Premium Membership. I recommend taking full advantage of the first 7 days of membership and learn as much as you possibly can, then, if you decide that Wealthy Affiliate is for you, upgrade your membership right before the 7 days are up and take advantage of the huge discount.

In closing, I’d like to offer anyone who is interested in learning more about the program at Wealthy Affiliate, please reach out to me with any concerns or questions. I’m here to help. You can use the comments below or send a message via the contact form.

 

Green Tea Summer Morning Smoothie 

Our newest morning favorite is a green tea smoothie we like to call the green tea summer morning smoothie. It’s easy to make and only has 5 ingredients
To 24oz of unsweetened, cold almond milk, add:

Blend on high for 30 seconds. Enjoy!

Optionally, add a couple of ice cubes before or after blending. We’ve found that we like both options to make it colder or the no ice option with cold almond milk, either way it’s awesomely refreshing and boosts focus!

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Daniel and Luci’s Tasty Summer Hydration Drink

Ready for the summer? Today, we got surprised by a hot sunny day in Santee, CA. Not that it’s strange for us to have beautiful sunny weather here in San Diego, but it’s been cold and rainy the last few weeks. So was today just a fluke or what marks the first day of our summer?

What you don’t want on a day like this though is to get dehydrated! Drinking plenty of water is definitely a good thing, especially if you’re a coffee drinker. But not everyone likes just “plain” water so here’s our recipe for a tasty summer drink that will definitely keep you hydrated.

In 1 gallon of filtered water add:

  • 1 medium orange, cut in 1/4 inch slices
  • 1/2 cucumber, cut in 1/4 inch slices
  • 10 mint leaves (fresh is better but dried will do too
  • Add ice if you want it cold

Gently mix it all up and enjoy!

Cucumber, why?
Cucumbers help your body to retain water. Remember how we mentioned coffee drinkers? Caffeine actually does the opposite, it helps your body get rid of water. Cucumbers are also alkaline which means that it helps your body regulate it’s pH, neutralizing the acidity from other foods, especially processed foods, and gives you a better chance of warding off infection.

Orange, why?
Citrus in general help cleanse your intestines and even promote fat burning and weight loss. But perhaps what makes it so good in our drink is that it helps reduce stress, refreshing and revitalizing along the way.

Mint, why?
There are all sorts of things that mint is good for and along with the orange and cucumber, it’s actually pretty tasty too! Mint also refreshes is known to take headache away, by smelling it or massaging some of the essential oil on your temples. Imagine what it can do to your dehydration headache if you drink it!

Where do we get our ingredients? Our favorite place for these ingredients is Growers Direct. They’re a small, farmers-market-like shop on University Avenue, on the border between San Diego and La Mesa.  All their produce is locally and organically grown/sourced and way cheaper than Sprouts or Whole Foods. More information can be found HERE.