The La Jolla Recreation Center on Prospect offers many family-friendly classes such as yoga, Tai Chi and Pee Wee Sports. Most of these classes are taught by professionals in their fields and are offered for free through the Rec Center. Check out what classes and events are going on this spring at the Rec Center. Continue reading
On April 1, Scripps Green Hospital in La Jolla will be hosting a free healthy cooking class for parents and caregivers from 4:40 to 6 pm at their City Heights Wellness Center. The knowledgeable La Jolla physicians at this esteemed hospital understand the importance of nutrition and preparing well-rounded meals for your family, which is why this class is of no charge to those interested and it is open to the general public.
This will be the first class in a series of 5, focusing on everything from snacks and breakfast to healthy beverages and decadent dinners. Sign up for the interactive sessions in advance to make sure you have a spot! Continue reading
When most people think of acupuncture they think of needles which is then associated with fear and pain. This common misconception keeps many people from trying acupuncture. This was the case with yours truly until I decided to visit the experts at La Jolla Health & Acupuncture off Ivanhoe Avenue. Continue reading
Do you consider yourself healthy? Maybe you try to eat all of your vegetables, drink 8 glasses of water a day and hit they gym at least five days a week. But how do you know if it’s all really working? There are other ways besides closely watching your weight to tell if your diet and exercise program is contributing to overall longevity and health.
Our bodies are constantly trying to send us messages and signals to tell us whether we’re on the right path to healthy living. The key is knowing what to look for and what it means. Continue reading
Hold Me Tight Workshop – A relationship enhancement educational program for couples April 18-19.
Lean and Green Cafe in La Jolla is starting off the month of love by featuring a special 3-day cleanse! The healthy and gourmet foods cafe has been serving La Jolla residents organic and naturally grown foods since it first opened. As La Jolla’s “only place to eat organic, vegan, and gluten free”, it’s no wonder that so many people enjoy the charming and eco-friendly atmosphere that Lean and Green Cafe provides. We got the opportunity to experience the 3-day cleanse and we’re happy to report that it was not only healthy but also quite delicious! Here is a first hand look at how the 3 days went:
Breakfast: Dr. Matea [Spinach, celery, kale, cucumber, and lemon juice]
Lunch: Cleanse Salad [Mixed greens, kale, broccoli, carrots, cucumber, red onions, sprouts, olive oil, and balsamic vinegar]
Dinner: Steamed Bowl #1 [Quinoa (Eggplant optional), red beets, broccoli, cilantro, ginger, and olive oil]
Day 1 of the cleanse turned out to be rather easy and not too difficult. The Dr. Matea breakfast was full of vegetables and was very delicious. The wait until lunch time was not bad and the cleanse salad was overly filling. The balsamic vinegar combined with the cucumber and broccoli provided a lot of satisfying ‘crunch’. For dinner, the steamed bowl was a treat! The beets were cooked perfectly and the quinoa was a nice addition.
Breakfast: Super Green [Celery, cucumber, apple, and spinach]
Lunch: Detox Salad [Organic mixed baby greens, yellow beets, red beets, apples, cilantro, haas avocado, walnuts, lemon juice, and extra virgin olive oil]
Dinner: Split Pea Basil Soup
Day 2 of the cleanse was by far the hardest. As my body was struggling to adapt to the new diet, my hunger was reaching an all time high. The super green juice, although thicker than the Dr. Matea, definitely smelled the most like raw vegetables and had to be consumed slowly. By lunch time, I couldn’t wait another second for my detox salad! The combination of beets, apples, avocado, and walnuts provided for a very ‘raw’ and clean flavor. For dinner, the split pea basil soup was probably my favorite meal of the entire cleanse. The soup was extremely delicious, flavorful, and hearty. I finished off day 2 with a smooth chamomile tea that helped put me right to sleep.
Breakfast: Crazy Jungle Smoothie [Almond milk, spinach, cucumber, avocados, banana, and ice]
Lunch: Fruit Bowl [Mandarin orange, banana, mango, and strawberry]
Dinner: Steamed Bowl #2 [Broccoli, kale, red and yellow beets, ginger, carrots, and olive oil]
Day 3 was not only the best, but one of my favorites. My body had now adjusted to the new healthy diet and was not craving food nearly as much. The Crazy Jungle Smoothie was sweet, creamy, and the touch of avocado was enjoyable. The day 3 lunch was a nice surprise. My body loved the ripe flavors of the fruit. For my last dinner, the steamed bowl was a strong finish to the 3 day cleanse.
In addition to the meals listed above, I was also given a wheatgrass shot & chamomile tea every day. These two supplements helped ease hunger and the tea was very beneficial to drink right before bed. After completing the 3-day cleanse, I was able to reflect and witness how bad I was eating prior to it. I recognized that I would have consumed so many extra and unnecessary calories. The cleanse gave me a great amount of self control that I am now able to use in my normal diet! I have slowly re-introduced healthy food back into my system and feel great. During the course of the 3 days, I lost a total of 5 pounds and believe my stomach got smaller! I am now eating smaller portions and feeling fuller a lot sooner than before.
Now it’s time for you to start living healthier! If you’re interested in completing this 3-day cleanse, please contact Lean and Green Cafe! The menu is customizable for each day and is priced at $99. The cleanse is a limited-time offer and is only available for the month of February, so make sure you get a head start. Please note that a 24 hour advance notice is required and pick up time for meals each day is between 8:00AM-10:00AM. Visit leanandgreencafe.com for more information.
Lean & Green Cafe
7825 Fay Ave Ste 180
La Jolla, CA 92037 (b/t Prospect St & Silverado St in La Jolla)
The La Jolla Recreation Center has been a community spotlight since it first opened in 1915. Opened by Ellen Browning Scripps, the center was dedicated to the City of San Diego and to the children of La Jolla. Today, it is considered a historical site and serves as a gathering place for everybody in the community. One of the best-kept secrets in La Jolla is that the center offers a plethora of classes, training courses, and events all year long! Here is an overlook at the activities awaiting you and your family!