Full original post HERE by Yoga Ky. Special thanks to Yoga Ky for creating this recipe.
This Pink Passion Smoothie Bowl is based with pitaya and raspberries to make it the perfect combo of sweet and tangy! You can buy pitaya packets at almost any grocery store in the frozen fruit section. I get mine from Whole Foods.
A powerful blender is key to making thick smoothie bowls. I have been using Blendtec for years and absolutely LOVE it. It blends everything SO fast and SO smoothly!
Frozen bananas are the most important part of any smoothie recipe. They make the texture perfectly smooth and creamy. I freeze mine ahead of time so I never run out! It is best to wait until your bananas are super yellow with brown spots before you freeze them because they will make your smoothies extra sweet. To freeze your bananas make sure you peel and chop them before you place them in a zip block bag. I’ve seen people try to freeze bananas whole and trust me, it’s a disaster. The peel will be impossible to g...
It’s time for our Women Wednesday Spotlight to commence once again. To welcome back everyone, we thought we’d talk about the woman who started it all: Candace Chen, the Founder and CEO of Pink Matter!
Candace had a goal to use globalization as a means to bring positive and amazing things from one country to another. It all started after she moved from Taiwan to the U.S., where she had fallen in love with Mountain Dew (which she didn’t have in Taiwan) and decided to pursue a career at PepsiCo. After graduating from Cal Poly Pomona with a degree in International Business and Marketing, she achieved her goal and began working at PepsiCo as an operations manager. Candace learned how to lead a team and gained so much knowledge in the industry; however she realized she wasn’t happy in her role and decided to pursue a company of her own.
So, Candace decided to: take a year off, travel the world, and discover things we can’t find here in the U.S., one of which was dragon fruit (or pitaya). She d...
Last week we recognized Kat Salazar, an active girl boss in making the world a better place. This week, we have a woman who I hold dear to my heart (totally not biased because she’s my sister), is an incredible inspiration to everyone around her, and was basically forced on a path that she didn’t know she wanted: Camille Rosales, Girl Boss and owner of a growing Local U-Haul Dealership.
Camille graduated from Irvine Valley College with a degree in Social and Behavioral Sciences. When Cam moved back home from Irvine in 2012, she began working at a family friend’s U-Haul dealership — little did she know this was only the beginning for her career path. After working at the two dealership locations, Cam had grown tired of the work, environment, and treatment, and decided to switch career paths in U-Haul, moving to the corporate side. She also decided she was going to also attended California Baptist University and become a teacher. With almost a year left of her degree, Camille had received...
Last month we held our first Galentine’s Day and if you remember, we had our iconic sign “Support Your Local Girl Gang.” Since then, we have made it a mission to do just that, and seek out Local girl bosses who are an inspiration. As we continue to celebrate and empower women today, we would like to introduce our first local girl boss, Kathryn Salazar.
Kathryn, also known as Kat, recently graduated from CSU Fullerton with a Bachelors in Health Science and focus in global health. She has experience working in the non-profit and volunteering sector, including the Boys and Girls Club and The Red Cross. Throughout her journey is discovering her passion and career, Kat’s faced challenges that resulted in building resilience through time. Progressively, she took advantage of all the amazing people she had around her, and let them shape her into the person she is today. Kat constantly learns from the people around her, takes what they love, their passions and builds herself on that.
We can always get distracted from our busy schedules as the days quickly go by. But that doesn't excuse you for ruining your diet by skipping small meals! One of the best ways to fix that issue is by eating protein-pack snacks wherever you go. Here are 5 ideas on healthy, protein-packed, and portable snacks that you can bring anywhere with you and will leave you stuffed before your next big meal.
1. Greek Yogurt Parfait
In a mason jar, I personally love alternatively layering my choice of frozen fruit (blueberries), greek yogurt, and granola. The layering really helps with the issue of mixing the whole thing so you can just simply dig in whenever you want to!
Another tip I'd like to mention for greek yogurt is adding liquid stevia drops of any flavor you like. I understand that many people are hesitant to add plain greek yogurt into their diet because of its very strong tartness that most people don't tend to love and have a hard time consuming. As...
We’re almost two months into the new year and we’re still discovering what we need for ourselves. We changed our diets and started to exercise but now what? We hear about self-love and “treat yo’self” and we think of buying that expensive piece of clothing and having a spa day. Yes, it’s okay to do that, but self-love is so much more than spending money and here are just a few steps towards self-love in a different direction!
1. The Kind Mind
Be kind to yourself! I don’t know about you, but I hold myself to such high expectations, and while I firmly believe I can achieve these goals I have set for myself, I get really down on myself when I end up not achieving a goal or it’s not executed the way I wanted it to be.
Don’t be so harsh on yourself in situations like this! You wouldn’t criticize your best friend after seeing how hard she worked and things didn’t end the way she wanted them. You know she’s talented and that she can do anything, and you remind her that, SO TREAT YOURSELF WITH TH...
We all know that Valentine's day is coming up. Dreaded by most people, how about focus on the brighter side of things and start planning for Galentine's day? Thanks to Leslie Knope of Parks & Recreation, February 13th is the day of celebrating your best lady friends and woman empowerment. What better way to celebrate with your gal pal's than with your favorite foods and fun activities! Feeling inspired yet? Need some quick ideas for your upcoming Galentine's day gathering? Here are 3 very simple ideas to help you towards that path!
1. Host a Potluck!
I personally love incorporating potlucks in any special occasion. Though brunch is the most popular way of celebrating Galentine's day, sometimes it's okay to feel lazy and just have your energy saved solely on the fun activites you intend to have with your girlfriends.
2. Bake Away!
Galentine's day is the best excuse to bake not only cookies and brownies, but baking PINK cookies and brownies. Always remember...
I hope everyone is still on track with their New Year's resolutions! Just remember that, as human beings, it is completely normal to fall off the wagon countless times. Remember to cut yourself some slack and as long as you've got down dedication and consistency, you're on the right track even if you feel like your goals will never be met anytime soon. As a little guidance towards your health goals, here are 5 ways towards healthy eating habits.
1. Cut out the fizzy drinks
It’s a hard habit to kill, but I recommend cutting off all sugary and fizzy drinks incorporated with your meals. Great substitutes for those unecessary and extra calories are water, black coffee, tea, fruit infused water, fruit smoothies, and so much more! By incorporating these options, you will save yourself so many calories you never realized you were intaking, leading towards a more energized and lively version of yourself.
2. Start cooking food at home
Not only does it make you cautious of what you p...
The new year has officially kicked in and what better way to start off your 2018 by sharing our personal advice on how to live towards a happier and healthier life!
Go on a date… with yourself!
Don’t hesitate to try this out! If you think about it, isn’t it difficult to go out of your way and find someone that truly likes doing the same things as you do? Why not just do the things you like by yourself? There’s no shame in that!
When I spend time for myself, I like to stay in my favorite cafe with my favorite cup o’ joe, freshly baked cookies, and just tune out with my favorite music while browsing the internet or even just watch life happen right in front of my eyes. Then I’d go to the movie theaters and treat myself with some buttered popcorn and a great movie to watch.
Incorporate a planner into your daily life
I can guarantee you that bringing a planner with you wherever you go can make a huge difference in the way you work and feel. Relying on your own memory is never a good idea once y...
Many people are immediately intrigued by the bright colors of our drinks & decadent pitaya bowls, but we always get the same question, "What even is pitaya?"
Pitaya, commonly known as dragon fruit, is an exotic fruit originally found in South America, and parts of Asia. The fruit's taste and sweetness can range according to which color dragonfruit (yellow, red, pink), and have the texture & juiciness of watermelon or kiwi. Pitaya truly is one of a kind.
Here are a few fun facts about Pink Matter's favorite fruit:
Packed full of antioxidants & vitamin C--amazing for the immune system
Rich in fiber, which promotes a healthy digestive system
The small, edible black seeds within the fruit contain omega-3 & omega-6 fatty acids!
The red or pink fleshed dragonfruit has a light, sweet flavor
Dragonfruit grows from a plant that is part of the cactus family!
With all the health benefits, Pitaya is quickly becoming a new favorite superfood!