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Fuel Yourself With Plant Protein- Baptist Health South Florida

Fuel Yourself With Plant Protein

Natalie Castro is an RD from Baptist Health South Florida, and today, she has compiled a list of benefits on why you should fuel your body with plant protein. Today’s post is not to encourage all of the steak lovers out there to turn vegetarian, but rather, debunk the myth you cannot get adequate amounts of protein from a plant-based diet.

Honestly, I used to have the same mindset when it came to food that many Americans have. I thought that going vegetarian or vegan would be absolutely torturous. I thought I would hate every day of it. I thought I would never feel satisfied and give up after my first meat-free meal. In fact, I did not even think you could get protein from sources other than meat. Boy was I wrong! As the old saying goes: “ignorance is bliss”, and now after diving into the health and fitness community I can say that “knowledge is power” is the more powerful statement!

Grow2Heal Community Garden

As my life has transitioned into the health and fitness space I have acquired so much knowledge about the way food is used as fuel in your body. Plants, nuts, seeds and heart-healthy fats are great sources of energy, fiber and offer enough nutrients to ward off diseases that are plaguing this country including: obesity, diabetes and high blood pressure. Plants can help detoxify the body and give your gut a much-needed break to reset and recharge.

Plant protein sources I love include:

  • Quinoa
  • Lentils
  • Black beans
  • Hemp Seeds
  • Flax Seeds
  • Nuts and Nut Butter
  • Chia Seeds
  • Broccoli
  • Spinach
  • Oatmeal

For more on fueling yourself with plant protein and a great vegetarian recipe, make sure to check out the full post from my friends over at Baptist Health South Florida!

 

Nobu Eden Roc Hotel Miami : Full Moon Wellness Series and Date Night

Happy Valentine’s Day Everyone! Today’s post is brought to you by The Nobu Eden Roc Hotel Miami. Although a spa package was gifted in exchange for this post, as always, all opinions are my own. Without my amazing sponsors: TaylorWalkerFit.com would not be possible!

Full Moon Wellness Series

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Wellness Series Eden Roc Miami Beach

Shirt //  Shoes // Bag // Bra

As many of you know, Cory and I are constantly on the go. If he is home, without fail, I am on the road and vice versa. We really need to carve out time in our busy schedules to re-connect and put our marriage first. Essentially, we find time to continually date each other. Because in our life, “Team Sinning” is all about laying the foundation of love, life and family. Often times, that means putting yourself second and being there for one another. Even if it means stepping out of your comfort zone.

 

Full Moon Wellness Series

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Cory and I are always looking to find ways to keep the sparks flying. We love to Staycation at different hotels around South Florida and were extremely excited to be invited to enjoy a Full Moon Wellness Experience created exclusively by the Nobu Eden Roc Hotel Miami this past Saturday. We knew we were going to be apart today, so we thought this would be the perfect way to celebrate an early Valentine’s Day together. We celebrated our love, challenged our communication skills and felt the energy of the full moon all around us. I must say, it was also a wonderful way to meet other Miami couples, local vendors and the fantastic staff at The Nobu Eden Roc Hotel Miami. The best part about these events is that you can experience all that the hotel has to offer without actually being a hotel guest! The Full Moon Wellness Series is open to the public, so why not take full advantage of it?

#Love Suja

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Eden Roc Miami

Miami BoutiquePhoto by INTI Photography

Cory and I decided to enjoy a couples ‘Date Night’ which included Full Moon Wellness AcroYoga, champagne, a massage tutorial and 60-minute massage treatment. The evening lasted for four blissful hours. From the second we checked into the spa, we knew this was going to be an unforgettable experience. Spa Eden Roc is a wellness destination that is all luxury without a trace of arrogance. At check-in, we were welcomed with a warm smile and our spa concierge escorted us to the terrace for an evening of wellness, food and community. Walking through the spa was like walking around a villa in Santorini. Think white and cream minimalism with the warmth of your grandmothers living room. I could live there forever. In fact, can I live there forever guys? The vendors for the event included: Juice from @LoveSuja. Light bites provided by Malibu Farm and there was even an opportunity to shop for clothing and accessories from Boho Hunter. A chic and whimsical Miami boutique.

Trio Studios

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Miami Wellness

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Nobu Eden Roc

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The event kicked-off with an AcroYoga session led by Arianne, co-owner of TRIO Yoga in Wynwood. She was an absolute powerhouse. For such a small woman, her strength was off the charts! She explained the practice of AcroYoga and how it forces couples to challenge themselves, build strength and increase communication. I have not done much AcroYoga in the past, but I can tell you it is a great way to connect with friends, family members or your significant other. After we got our ‘sea legs’ with basic poses, we tried more challenging ones. I even attempted to lift Cory high in the sky in the throne pose, until I nearly dropped him on his head. Good thing there were spotters there for us the whole time.  The entire practice was supportive and welcoming and almost everyone was a beginner. We ended our practice with a warm hug and a ‘namaste’ before being whisked off to our treatment room.

Miami Yoga

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Cory and I were able to enjoy champagne in front of the fireplace before being greeted by our masseuse April, who’s passion for massage was infectious. She helped us choose a custom aromatherapy oil and gave each of us a tutorial on massage. [I now have a standing appointment with Mr. Sinning every Saturday night. He just doesn’t know it yet. LOL]  What I learned from April is that massage is very much like a dance. It takes years of practice to master and the “finishing stroke” is of the utmost importance. [It’s not what you think! Google it.] At the end of our tutorial, we welcomed my masseuse Iliana, and I wanted to hug her almost immediately; however, I was already in my birthday suit and really did not want to be asked to leave. I restrained myself. LOL Cory and I enjoyed sixty minutes of bliss before we were left to a full jacuzzi, salt scrub and shower. There was a wedding happening right below us and we were able to peer down to the impeccably dressed black-tie crowd below. The wedding only added to the abundance of romance already around us. The cool hum of the saxaphone coaxing couples to the dance floor was purely icing on the cake.Edden Roc Miami Beach

Eden Roc Spa

The last half hour of our evening was spent back in the relaxation room where once again we were spoiled by an abundant display of cheese, fruit and sweets. We were able to sit back in complete bliss and soak up the last few minutes of what felt like an alternate universe of sheer perfection. Cory and I are so thankful to the Nobu Eden Roc Hotel Miami Beach for welcoming us with open arms! We have been to many spas around the world and Spa/Eden Roc is now at the top of our list! We cannot wait to come back.

Full Moon AcroYoga


Miami Fitness

If you are interested in enjoying Nobu Eden Roc Hotel Miami in any capacity, here are some great options for you:

Full Moon Wellness Series

3/12 Boxing: The Box Miami-Alvin Davie

4/11 Bootcamp: Technogym Bootcamp-Jacqueline Kasen

Date Night or Spa Soirees:

Perfect for a romantic getaway, galantines celebration, bachelorette or birthday bash!

Nobu Signature Rituals

Nobu Nagomi Ritual Nobu Zen
Nobu Zen
Japanese Silk

Click here for more on rituals.

Fitness Classes

Make sure to take a look at their schedule and their training options here.

THE NOBU STRETCHING RITUAL

Just as Chef Nobu Matsuhisa begins his day by stretching to awaken his body, mind, and spirit, they begin and end their Nobu Signature treatments with a gentle stretching ritual. They use this time to further understand your unique needs and develop a personalized experience of renewal, wellness, and inspiration

Vacation or Staycation

If this post does not convince you of where to spend your next staycation or getaway, then I do not know what will. Remember, the hotel is open to the public. You do not have to be a guest to visit, relax and enjoy!

Husband and Wife Yoga

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Again, a special thanks to the team at Nobu Eden Roc Hotel Miami for having us. We cannot wait to come back. Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! 

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