Introducing: Anamaya Adventures

There has been a whole lot happening behind the scenes these last several months. The fruit of which is just about ripe for the pickin’!😉

Here’s the scoop:

As you may know, I am a student at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in their Health Coach program. As you definitely know, this whole health, fitness, nutrition, and wellness thing is my big spiel. And if you have ever met me or follow along on social media, you probably also know how much I love nature and the outdoors.

So I was just rolling right along through school when we got to a point where the primary goal was to “define your role as a coach”. The prompt being [paraphrased] to figure out how to make who you are be what you do.

Which, okay – that seems like a totally cool and necessary task; and the idea of making who I am be what I do lodged itself into my mind.

The issue was that this came up during a time that Loving A Fit Life was starting to feel wobbly and had to be redefined, while some very big things in my personal life were shifting…and some of that shifting was painful, hard, and confusing.

Which is nothing very new really…God breaks me open every few years to make some tweaks, and that is the same for all of us. But this was the first time I was working through it while also building a business as a Health Coach.

So I had to put the brakes on Loving A Fit Life because I felt like a fraud trying to lead others to wellness when my own life seemed to be coming apart at the seams. Now with perfect hindsight, I see that it was not my whole life coming apart, just a couple aspects of it were changing and evolving; and I realize I probably could have faked my way through it business-wise…but that’s just not who I am.

Besides, what is needed during those times is surrender and allowing your tweaks to be made, no matter how much it hurts. You can’t be superficial about it. You have to wade through the swampy parts and deal with the muck. So that is what I did…with the support of good friends and constant prayer, I moved with the flow of all that was happening and eventually ended up here.

The good news is that “here” is a really awesome place to be.🙂

I have definitely defined my role…and in doing so, the role evolved into a business partnership with my husband that fills both of our souls to the brim and nurtures the relationship we have cultivated together over all these years.

Also…..it is SO FUN!🙂

We’ll totally share the miracle of this whole story sometime when we’re all together.

For now….we hope you will join Kris and I as we welcome to the world:

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Anamaya is a Bengali word that means health, healthful, healthy, peaceful, recovered, recovery, sound, soundness, and wellness.

Anamaya is absolutely the essence of every piece of myself that I put out into the world…it is one word that summarizes my life’s mission.

  • When I think about meeting the needs of our planet and humanity, I sense a desperate cry for connection, community, sustainability, togetherness, and well-being.
  • The pieces of life that my heart beats for are people, relationships, nature, health, yoga, and fresh air.
  • What matters most is love, kindness, forgiveness, and taking care of our souls.
  • The work we each must do is all at once inner, outer, environmental, and collaborative.

Anamaya Adventures is focused on moving all of this from concept to reality by creating healthy, active, holistic adventure tours and retreats of all different kinds. There will be family tours, women’s and men’s retreats, marriage and relationship intensives, kid’s camps, weekend getaways, and much more!

Every single event, regardless of theme, will be built around primary food (physical activity, relationships, spirituality, purpose); clean, whole, and nutritious meals; yoga; oneness; and evolved consciousness.

We are looking at land and places in California’s gold country where we will create a “home base” and default retreat location.

Our first tours will be finalized in the coming weeks and available for registration shortly thereafter.

We are definitely open to partnerships, collaborations, and business relationships – and would absolutely welcome those kinds of conversations. Feel free to reach out if you would like to contribute in some way.

We’ll be sending out news and updates every other week, along with upcoming event info, new blog posts, and our favorite finds. Just click the button below to receive that email.

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We are beyond happy to launch this organization together and feel so passionate about the purpose, effort, and mission behind it. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for being a part of this…we hope to see you soon!

Kale Berry Smoothie

DANIELLE’S KALE BERRY SMOOTHIE

Ingredients & How To:

  • Two big stalks of raw kale
  • 2-3 cups of frozen mixed berries
  • 1 small banana
  • 2 tbsp. ground flaxseed
  • Splash of Orange Juice (or juice of 1 orange)
  • 4-8 oz. Water (to preferred taste and consistency)

Put all ingredients in the blender (I do so in the order listed) and blend until smooth. Easy-peasy!

 

Notes:

  • I don’t actually measure all of this stuff. I pick the biggest and tastiest looking stalks of kale in
    my bunch and just tear off and rinse the leafy parts (don’t eat the stems). I use a standard 16-oz tumbler cup to estimate the berries. I eyeball the yogurt completely and give a hefty sprinkling with the flaxseed. The water is also added without any measuring…just poured in to get to my preferred consistency. And the OJ can be high in sugar so use just a splash.
  • Even with a fairly heavy-duty blender, it takes a solid 1-2 minutes to blend all this into straw-friendly consistency, so be patient with your appliances.
  • You can use unsweetened almond milk instead of OJ if you like a more creamy quality.
  • You can absolutely use fresh spinach leaves in place of kale. And for the sake of getting a variety of leafy greens, why not?
  • Use a minimal sugar yogurt with live and active cultures, or just skip that ingredient completely.
  • The ground flaxseed is a nutrition add-in. It is really great to have but not required to make the recipe work.

🙂   Enjoy!

Let me tell you the trick to green smoothies:   Make sure to add enough liquid (water, milk, milk alternative, juice) and don’t get all OCD about measuring the stuff. As I mentioned above, you can pretty much eyeball the whole thing. Nobody has time for measuring cups and spoons when they’re trying to get out the door in the morning, so don’t stress over exact amounts.

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